Old 05-06-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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I can't put my finger on it. But I was disappointed in it, my only train shot in about a week or so. (I have not submitted it and probably won't.)


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Old 05-06-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
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I like it!

The wires, maybe?
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:59 AM   #3
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Poor composition? Pink cast throughout the scene? Over saturated? Over sharpened?

It's not an SD60..

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I am with Loyd. I don't think the composition is that great.
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I don't hate the composition, but I'm not a huge fan of the shadows. Still, I don't think they kill the shot.

One question: Were you standing in the middle of the street to take that shot?
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:16 AM   #6
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Not a fan of the scene/composition, dont like the poles obstructing the train, dont like the shadows, and really including the street lends nothing to the scene. It also may be a tad underexposed. Just my .02
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One question: Were you standing in the middle of the street to take that shot?
No, I think he was hovering.
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No, I think he was hovering.
Yes! I had one of Marty McFly's hover boards! Actually, I was in the median. You can see the paint ahead of me making the left turn lane. It was last usable light of the day. I had been coming down in this direction and took mental notes of the shadows just in case I saw a train. I'm standing in the median so I wouldn't have to stand on either side of the road. Either I'd be shooting a head on shot or I'd have four lanes of traffic in which to get car effed.

So I saw a train a little way down and back tracked to this spot. There were only a few places where the shadows would not kill the shot and this was one of them. There's a church near by that I've been wanting to include in a shot, but this day was not the day for that.

It does look under exposed to me now that I look at it. I just hate looking at my shots and thinking, "What's wrong?" And not having an answer.
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Looking at it again, the left side of the frame is really "cluttered". There are lots of poles, wires, and shadows. I think that maybe the half-lit side of the nose blends in to the dark shadows on the other side of the train.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:26 AM   #10
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Not enough cones...

Actually, I like the image (color is off), but feel like I would really like it (much much more) if the camera has just been aimed more to the left allowing the train to get closer.
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Is this better?


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for my taste too tight on the left

also, in general, these shots have the sort of front/back thing going, but the front is plain pavement with a few yellow stripes. If you had an object in the median it would work a lot better for me, right now the foreground is rather empty.
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Color looks odd to me.
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I agree with Janusz. I think it would work a bit better with maybe an oncoming car or 2.
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I agree... I think Janusz hit it on the head, what is missing is a reason for us to be looking at the street too... like a car or two.
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