Old 12-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Any ideas for these two?

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Old 12-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
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#1: be about 100-200 feet closer to the rails
#2: dont cut off the tender, it is also just a tad underexposed and has a little much sky.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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Too much foreground in the first shot and the scrubs by the power are kind of in the way, IMO.
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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#1: be about 100-200 feet closer to the rails
Why closer to the rails? So he's forced to shoot a boring wedgie composition?

Gary, the reason the shot got bad cropping is because the train perfectly splits the photo in half horizontally. Move the train up or down ( I prefer taking away sky since it's just flat blue and adding more ground) to get rid of the cropping issue.

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Why closer to the rails? So he's forced to shoot a boring wedgie composition?
It's a boring wedgie regardless, all that ugly foreground does nothing to help the composition (IE: it being a wedgie). If you think otherwise, help me understand why.

In looking at it again, maybe 100-200 ft closer is a bit much. But I have no idea what focal length you are using. I would at least stand in front of that first little group of brush in front of you.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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I think that shooting broadside is a waste of having the train running the right way for the light, I resort to this sort of shot generally only when theres no place to shoot the train with proper noselight. Dont stand on the ballast, let us see the consist but shoot the train coming at you, yes a wedgie
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You're foreground is a tad more interesting than his dead muddy field. Just a tad, but nonetheless...
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:31 AM   #8
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Gary, the reason the shot got bad cropping is because the train perfectly splits the photo in half horizontally. Move the train up or down ( I prefer taking away sky since it's just flat blue and adding more ground) to get rid of the cropping issue.

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