Old 03-17-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Another night streak PEQ-is it interesting enough to appeal?

Is this just not that interesting?

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what about these?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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Color is off and looks a little bit like PIQ. Composition looks fine to me though.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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The sign at the end of the walk way really kills the flow of my eyes wanting to look down the tracks.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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does anyone know the BNSF section foreman to move that silly QZ sign back to the new signal??!! I know it's against the rules to alter in photoshop, but can a case be made for it to the screeners?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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The sign at the end of the walk way really kills the flow of my eyes wanting to look down the tracks.
Those half assembled new signal bridges sitting on the ground bottom left dont help either
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the equivalent of a standard 3/4 daytime wedge. Not bad, not great.

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I think you'd have better luck if the streak ran through the whole frame . . .

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:57 AM   #8
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does anyone know the BNSF section foreman to move that silly QZ sign back to the new signal??!! I know it's against the rules to alter in photoshop, but can a case be made for it to the screeners?
Yeah silly sign.
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I think you'd have better luck if the streak ran through the whole frame . . .

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Not really, one of my favorite parts of this shot is the smoke from the unit which would probably be lost in a longer exposure. The sign is annoying but i still like it.
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Funny I've been having the same problem as Paul lately, and the question is "how do I make this interesting"? One of the problems is that there is too much congestion and clutter everywhere. That's why it's nice to go west sometimes.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:23 PM   #11
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Funny I've been having the same problem as Paul lately, and the question is "how do I make this interesting"? One of the problems is that there is too much congestion and clutter everywhere. That's why it's nice to go west sometimes.

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nice shot! Is that 176? I haven't been your way in so long. I love the new signal bridge with the signs. I think your shot's interesting and I'd accept it. I wonder what they don't like about our shots?
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nice shot! Is that 176? I haven't been your way in so long. I love the new signal bridge with the signs. I think your shot's interesting and I'd accept it. I wonder what they don't like about our shots?
I see your caption now, this is the IHB! I'm thinking maybe the industrial buildings on the right side are kind of lost space. On mine, I think it's the QZ sign.
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I'm at that Metra station at Belmont there in Franklin Park. There is a steel mill or something on the right where all the lighting is coming off of. The elevation is kind of messed up, but maybe some way to figure out to mount a tripod on a ladder. Hmmm... May try something tonight.

That steel plant does have some interesting lighting and clutter. I'll have to see what I can come up with.

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Not a fan of streak shots at dusk. Is there any way you could wait until the sky is black?
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Dusk is a great time for motion blur in my book.
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The comment about the streak not going through the whole frame made me think it makes it look like the train is accelerating to warp speed (star trek movie fans will know what I mean)
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