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Old 07-15-2016, 02:27 AM   #4
KevinM
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Hi Spacetrain,

As others have noted, dark nose, high sun, underexposed = no-go here.

This time of year, you can pretty much forget about shooting common, ordinary, everyday diesels between about 9:30AM and 4:00PM. Also, unless you've got sun on the nose, any attempt to upload here would probably be about as productive as banging your head against a concrete wall.

Seriously, you need to do some scouting to find locations that will be free of clutter and nicely lit around 5 or 6 PM, when the light starts to get very nice. I also recommend trying to find spots that have something more than ballast and poles for scenery. Get back from the tracks some and work some scenery into the shot. An in-your-face train shot isn't a terrible thing.....but there are way too many of them here.
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