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Old 10-04-2006, 02:30 PM   #16
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Is there any way to back up a bit to take the shot? The engines were just about to enter a patch of sun, so you would have had sun on the sides had you been able to shoot about 1 or 2 engine lengths further along.

Where back lighting works is when the side of the train is dramatically lit and the nose is dark but the scenery behind is lit. Think contrast when you shoot back light. In your shot, the containers are lit, but the principal subject is dark on both the nose and sides.

The location looks like it has potential. S curves are usually great places to take interesting photos. I'd try it again.

Michael Allen
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