Old 05-17-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
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#1: I actually like the shot, but I think that it is too dark for good lighting, and too bright for dark. Confused? I am. Edit: Nice location though.

#2: I like. Maybe go vertical cropping the left off, keeping the light pole. The stack of rails isn't a big enough player as-is, and causes a poor balance issue. Back lit...that's obvious, but my personal opinion says that the other "glint/silouette" qualities far out weigh the back lighting.

#3: No comment or than I like it too. Maybe color? I like the freeze on the nose, but the numbers look a little blurry in the freeze. Maybe a shorter flash? OK, guess that is a comment.

I'm fond of these kinds of shots, so I can't say whether my bias is over-looking something else.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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#1: Don't like it. You can't really distinguish anything clearly.
#2: Interresting - Maybe a bit less of the sky and the reflecting sun on the engine burns out a bit too much.
#3: Interresting, but I don't find it a real success, as the light beam really cut that picture in pieces. - I like the idea of it as I have the same behind in my head on one of these enless "to do lists for pictures". But this kind of picture is difficult.
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
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They work or they don't , may be the hardest to pull off. 2 is a keeper trim off all the sun on the left side and the pole to. The sun is to far off to the left to work with it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
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#3: It does too much, I think. Streak, plus NS logo, that's fine. But then pile on the effects of the flash, the reflector tape on the NS and the CNW detail, and too confusing a mix for my tastes.

#2: I like it as is. The light pole smack dab in the middle detracts a lot for me but nothing you can do about that. The sand tower sticking out of the engine isn't great. It's a bit tight on the right. None of this is too helpful as far as getting it in, but I do like it.

#1: in general not my thing, but I do find the "Star Wars" lasers ahead of the train off-putting.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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Number two is the best of the lot. I like it.

If your original is a bit wider, try showing a bit more space to the right of the unit and crop a bit off the left, just enough to cut out the couple of rails that aren't parallel with the others. Maybe keep just one of the tall trees on the left. That will improve the balance of the shot.

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Old 05-18-2008, 02:25 AM   #7
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I'll agree number 2 packs the most punch. However, the sun seems a bit to powerful and pronounced in the photo to pull it off.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:15 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help.

I worked on the cropping some by adding to the right and taking from the left.

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I darkened this shot so it was closer to how I saw it. I ran to this spot and had to set up my camera and tripod on the steep hill as the train was just starting to cross the bridge. If I had more time, I would have cropped much more of the reflection in the river in.

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I darkened this shot so it was closer to how I saw it. I ran to this spot and had to set up my camera and tripod on the steep hill as the train was just starting to cross the bridge. If I had more time, I would have cropped much more of the reflection in the river in.

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Hey, how about going back and taking a vertical, catching the reflection of the beams of light in the river?
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Glad you got two out of three in. The glint shot now meets the rule of thirds and the darker bridge shot looks much better as well.

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