Old 09-04-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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I submitted this shot just a bit ago and it was nabbed for PEQ. What are your thoughts on the following shot?

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Old 09-04-2009, 07:19 AM   #2
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Too much sky. Too much wires.
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Old 09-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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I would have liked to see you shifted back a little and to the left and focus more on the signal. And I won't tell if you clone some wires out

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Old 09-04-2009, 03:04 PM   #4
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Too much sky. Too much wires.
Agreed. Also poor angle, poor crop, and unlevel. Positive side - sharp and good color.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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I would have zoomed out a bit to get the base of the signal (and the rails) in the shot...some more stars would've helped (and, as was said, get rid of the wires - either via changing your position or clone-stamping them out).
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Chase, I just saw that you got a wider version accepted, I'd be happy with that, looks way much better than this one.

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Old 09-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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Love the idea.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:36 PM   #8
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Call me contrary, but I like it! Don't even mind the wires. I might have just cropped it to 5X7 or 8X10, taking the excees off the top, that's all. And yes, I saw the wider version and liked it too, but there's something about the reflection of the green light on the inside of the hood in this one that just draws me in.
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Thanks guys for the replies! I'll have to give this a shot at another location where I don't have the wires/trees. This should be doable, as I think I already know where I'm going to have to go to accomplish this.

Again, thanks for the feedback.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:16 AM   #10
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where is the train ?
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Why do you need a train in every picture? A little variety is nice once in a while rather than boring NS wedge after boring NS wedge some people like to take......sounds like someone has been brainwashed by a rodent-like lune...if you don't like the shot, that's fine, but not every photo needs a train. Rails and signals are part of railroading in case you weren't aware Mike.

This is an exciting shot taken by the above poster:
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:41 PM   #12
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where is the train ?
Why?

This is "railpictures.net". NOTHING in the title suggests that there needs to be a train in the photo.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #13
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where is the train ?
A train isn't a requirement. Which is quite obvious by the several interesting and appealing images that are seen in the DB that do not include a train..

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One of those shots even got a PCA!

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Old 09-07-2009, 09:38 PM   #14
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I wouldn't waste anymore time on this individual. He is a DV clone, and all he does is shoot roster shots for his site he never updates. I can think of 3 NS sites that are MUCH better than his. He is here to get a rise out of people because that is what DV told him to do. We all know a good shot does not require a train, so keep shooting!!!!
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I wouldn't waste anymore time on this individual. He is a DV clone, and all he does is shoot roster shots for his site he never updates. I can think of 3 NS sites that are MUCH better than his. He is here to get a rise out of people because that is what DV told him to do. We all know a good shot does not require a train, so keep shooting!!!!
But oddly enough, DV ripped on one of Ray's shots and he was too blind to realize it!
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I saw the same thing. Nobody ever said either of them were the smartest pair on earth...
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