Old 01-20-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Do any of these have a chance?
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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My personal thought is that you wait a second or two too long when trying to work in the signal bridge, which makes your photos a very tough crop. I think the first one has almost no chance, the second one a slim chance, third one about 50/50 depending on how you crop it, and the fourth one should be a cert, though you may have to rework it a few times.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:06 PM   #3
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First one, no light on the nose, no chance.

The rest, I agree with Ken, the crops are tough because to get the width to include the entire train and entire signal bridge, you need to either go panorama (not really seen at RP, I think they like a 3:2 instead) on the crop to get rid of the dead area top and bottom, or have lots of dead area top and bottom. As an alternative (especially if initial efforts are rejected) I would suggest cropping the left side of the signal bridge to get an image ratio closer to 3:2.

I like the last, not only because of the UP CNW honorary unit, but the interaction between crew and fans. Nicely done.
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:08 PM   #4
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ok. well see then. thanks
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Old 01-20-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
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First one, no light on the nose, no chance.

The rest, I agree with Ken, the crops are tough because to get the width to include the entire train and entire signal bridge, you need to either go panorama (not really seen at RP, I think they like a 3:2 instead) on the crop to get rid of the dead area top and bottom, or have lots of dead area top and bottom. As an alternative (especially if initial efforts are rejected) I would suggest cropping the left side of the signal bridge to get an image ratio closer to 3:2.

I like the last, not only because of the UP CNW honorary unit, but the interaction between crew and fans. Nicely done.
Uou posted as soon as I did! Those people are friends with the engineer. That's how they knew to come there. I just looked at the Rochelle webcam. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:44 PM   #6
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No to all four: There are (at least) 9 dust spots in the sky!!!! Bad!!!

If you get rid of those, then you'd have to level out the last three as they seem to be leaning. I like the chance of #4 the best.
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Looks like you caught a screener asleep at the wheel:

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I'd get that XT's sensor cleaned up ASAP!!
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I'd get that XT's sensor cleaned up ASAP!!

The dust stops are excessive, but nice shot.
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Old 01-21-2007, 02:23 AM   #9
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Remember that you are allowed to upload a replacement imagesing "Re-Submit Photos." I encourage you to do that.
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I think that the second and third photo will make it in too if you keep trying. Personally, I find nothing wrong with photos where the nose isn't well lit. As long as I can see what it is....I have no problem. Maybe it is just me. Though, unfortunately, RP.net doesn't allow backlit photos, so that one won't make it in.

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Though, unfortunately, RP.net doesn't allow backlit photos, so that one won't make it in.
Sure they do, but...:
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...it all depends on the backlighting and how it's used. If the shot offers nothing more than a 3/4 wedge, then it's probably not going to cut mustard here.
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If the shot offers nothing more than a 3/4 wedge, then it's probably not going to cut mustard here.
Back lit shots can be very pleasing to the eye if they are worked right. I have tons of GB's worth of back lits that I have done nothing with simply because they don't please my eye. Sometimes though, with a combination of the right light, right back ground, right subject, angle, etc... I'm glad to see the increase in the quality back lit shots that RP.net is accepting...

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Old 01-21-2007, 11:37 PM   #13
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Thanks for the compliments? I took those with a digital camera...
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