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spacetrain1983 03-15-2016 02:04 AM

Advice for editing?
 
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What more editing do you think I should do for these pictures?
1st one: UP SD70ACe leading a manifest
If anything, maybe a bit of brightening (already did some), or maybe the shadow on the side of the engine kills the shot altogether? I already cropped out a lot of poles on the right and also some of the gravel.
Attachment 9122

2nd one: Boise Valley Railroad GP38-3 awaiting entry to the yards when Monday rolls around.
Maybe a bit of leveling (already did that 3 degrees)? Or maybe brightening (also done that a bit). But any other things I should do?
Attachment 9123

Thanks in advance,
Spacetrain1983

conrail1990 03-15-2016 02:20 AM

Both photos really dont have a chance for RP but are good for the personal collection.

1st Shot: The poles are a huge distraction and the sun on the wrong side dosent help.

2nd shot: The shot is backlite so the end facing the camera is too dark. The cropping is also weird. Looking at the suns position and depending on how much room you have on the right without trespassing. You might be better shooting the side on the engine from the bottom of the hill.

spacetrain1983 03-15-2016 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by conrail1990 (Post 187717)
Both photos really dont have a chance for RP but are good for the personal collection.

1st Shot: The poles are a huge distraction and the sun on the wrong side dosent help.

2nd shot: The shot is backlite so the end facing the camera is too dark. The cropping is also weird. Looking at the suns position and depending on how much room you have on the right without trespassing. You might be better shooting the side on the engine from the bottom of the hill.

That's what I initially suspected for both photos.
For the 2nd shot, I also have this image taken from the bottom of the hill.
Attachment 9124

conrail1990 03-15-2016 03:21 AM

You would probably have to back up a little more if you could, but that is much better then the straight on version.

spacetrain1983 03-15-2016 03:33 AM

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Originally Posted by conrail1990 (Post 187719)
You would probably have to back up a little more if you could, but that is much better then the straight on version.

Got one that is a bit more angled, not sure if it would get rejected for front coupled or not... This is after some brightening.
Attachment 9125

Mberry 03-15-2016 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by spacetrain1983 (Post 187720)
Got one that is a bit more angled, not sure if it would get rejected for front coupled or not... This is after some brightening.
Attachment 9125

It most likely would.

RobJor 03-15-2016 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mberry (Post 187723)
It most likely would.

This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...23&key=4512923

Bob

miningcamper1 03-15-2016 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 187724)
This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...23&key=4512923

Bob

A bit more rare than the Frisco, but still...

[photoid=566022]

Anyway, the Frisco shot says a lot about early U-boats, often seen chugging along with open doors flapping in the wind.

RobJor 03-15-2016 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 187725)
A bit more rare than the Frisco, but still...

[photoid=566022]

Anyway, the Frisco shot says a lot about early U-boats, often seen chugging along with open doors flapping in the wind.


Problem for me I thought the Frisco was a nice shot, not that common and being completely 90 degrees I didn't think the front couple was really an issue. By the time you dig through an old box, pick one out, do a little research, scan, clean up, process and then "front couple rejection" it provides a little disincentive to look much further.

Bob

miningcamper1 03-15-2016 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 187726)
Problem for me I thought the Frisco was a nice shot, not that common and being completely 90 degrees I didn't think the front couple was really an issue. By the time you dig through an old box, pick one out, do a little research, scan, clean up, process and then "front couple rejection" it provides a little disincentive to look much further.

Bob

That's why I now upload everything to Flickr first- no rejections, no wasted effort. 8)

spacetrain1983 03-15-2016 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mberry (Post 187723)
It most likely would.

I agree... though considering the Boise Valley Railroad is one of the least documented RRs on the site, who knows...

conrail1990 03-15-2016 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 187724)
This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...23&key=4512923

Bob

Its a really nice shot. it's a shame the screener was nit picky.

spacetrain1983 03-16-2016 12:24 AM

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One final shot. The rejection for "front coupled" says "Roster shots with front coupled locomotives". This shot doesn't include all of the locomotive, so it's not a roster shot. But maybe composition would get this one...Attachment 9126

RobJor 03-16-2016 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by conrail1990 (Post 187730)
Its a really nice shot. it's a shame the screener was nit picky.

And appeal denied.

Funny how my mind works on this. It wasn't that important, I have lots of better slides I probably will never get to before ....and this was just one I found looking around in a box with photos of my old dog, but then I saw the other one mentioned and it kind of annoys me. So now I just take a break, lots of other stuff to do.

Bob

Mberry 03-16-2016 01:46 AM

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Originally Posted by spacetrain1983 (Post 187731)
One final shot. The rejection for "front coupled" says "Roster shots with front coupled locomotives". This shot doesn't include all of the locomotive, so it's not a roster shot. But maybe composition would get this one...Attachment 9126

Yes, the composition is really not attractive frankly, and roster shot or not, it is still indeed front coupled.

NorthWest 03-16-2016 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 187724)
This(Frisco U25B) was rejected for front couplings so I would guess??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...23&key=4512923

Bob

It's things like this that make me wonder how much great history we are missing on here. It's a fine shot.
I for one wouldn't mind seeing more of your old slides.

JRMDC 03-16-2016 02:43 AM

The dark trucks and undercarriage area, especially with the "up" angle, give the feel of high sun. I know it isn't formally high sun, but the shot, and others seen here, has that unattractive feel of high sun.


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