Old 01-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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What can i do to make this photo acceptable or should I keep it in my pesonal collection?
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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It looks rather dark, and might be rejected for common power on a cloudy day.
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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I'd keep it for your personal collection, they don't usually accept cloudy shots of common power.
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I agree with the BNSF Dolby Twins that its probably best for personal collection. Besides being cloudy the dead on light seems to blur it a bit.

However, if you did want to at least give it one chance, I'd offer the following:

1. Sharpen it up a bit. It looks way too soft. Part of that is probalby due to the lights.

2. If you have the space in the original image, I'd let a little more space out under the loco.
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The location looks familiar, where was the shot taken?
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I like the angle. I'd say try taking that pic again on a day with better lighting, and leave more space at the bottom of the picture. It's cropped too close there.
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Old 01-22-2006, 01:55 PM   #7
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In low light situations, the headlights tend to burn in and ruin a head-on shot. And if you try to lighten the image at all, the burn-in just gets worse. Try to shoot with the lights a little off-axis, such as this:

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=108304

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