Old 06-25-2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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Any help with this one?

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Old 06-25-2008, 04:20 AM   #2
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Nice shot, but the light's pretty gnarly on that one. Try again when the sun's at a better angle.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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This shot looks to have been taken down by Long's Curve. That's a tough place, because when the light is best there (early AM), the railroad doesn't run. By the time they are running, your first shot at this will be at 11:35 AM, and by then, the sun is probably too high. By later in the day when the sun gets lower, the light there is no longer direct. That's why the photo charters at Strasburg start at the crack of dawn and go to Long's first.

For a high sun shot, this one looks decent...there's more side-light than you typically see, probably because just before noon, you get broadside light at Long's. Unfortunately, the nose is the give-away. Almost the whole nose is in shadow, and I'm sure that's where the Screener drew the line.

Other comments..... The crop is a bit on the tight side. Giving the train a little more space would be good. It also looks a bit unlevel, but I'm overly sensitive to that after numerous unlevel rejections myself.

This is probably one for the personal collection. In my experience, with this much shadow on the nose, you probably won't beat the "high sun" rejection.

My advice on Strasburg this time of year...IF your aim is to get RP stuff....is to get there at 3PM and start shooting then. Anything you get before that is for practice, or the personal collection.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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Thanks kevin, they are running a few trains till 7pm in the coming days so I will have to try that.
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