Old 06-09-2009, 02:24 AM   #1
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I have decided to join and add my first 2 pictures after being here a while.

I'm looking for more in-depth answers and suggestions on how to improve this picture. this is by far not the only picture I took on Sunday, but I thought i'd give this one a shot. I also uploaded an Inspection truck shot, and no-go there either.

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Old 06-09-2009, 02:38 AM   #2
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Underexposed = true. Not sure how one can be more clear than that. With that being said, its looks to be leaning and is poorly cropped (in the RP sense of the term anyway).
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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I agree with John. It's just a tad too tight on the top, too much area on the left, and it's leaning to the right (look at the tops of the stacks toward the middle to back of the train). The underexposed part is easily fixable...just lighten it up a bit. If you've got more room to play with the cropping, leave a little more at the top so the rear of the train isn't so close to the top of the frame. You're going to need to take some off the left, too...probably right about where the P is in your watermark.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Alex, but haven't you been posting on RP forums for a while?

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And another Alex Ramos??? http://forums.railpictures.net/member.php?u=838
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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thank you both. I'll work on the lighting and cropping. I have plenty more picture i can work on.

@Jim - nope. i joined RP today, although i've been visiting here for about 6 months. talk about a coincidence lol, but I can assure you that isn't me.

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Old 06-09-2009, 03:09 AM   #5
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Jim - nope. i joined RP today, although i've been visiting here for about 6 months. talk about a coincidence lol, but I can assure you that isn't me.
Well, the main reason why I'm confused is that I didn't think RP would allow two people to use identical names on the photo ID. What happens when you get 25 photos and your name is added to the drop down menu...do both names show up identically? And what about searching...hmm.

Here is one of Alex's shots:
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Hey, you could be the new "(2)".
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:11 AM   #6
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there is a first for everything.

He's got some pretty nice shots, I may have to compete against "myself"

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:04 AM   #7
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I'm going to have to agree and say that the photo in question is underexposed. The orange is too dark, along with the containers. One thing that is easily fixable if you have some more breathing room it is the need for some CCW rotation. The image seems a little flat, needing some saturation and a little more contrast. I can see a considerable amount of noise/grain and some compression issues. I do like the angle but not the balance with the train being upper right.

*my opinion, which may be completely wrong, biased, subjective

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