Old 06-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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The third shot is the full scene, and the first two are cropped.

I like the second crop the best. I have an ordinary 3/4 roster shot of this engine, but I like this shot because it shows more of the surroundings. What would people recommend?
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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To my eye the shot does not meet RP standards, not close. The engine is obstructed, the nose is poorly lit, made worse by the fact that it is black, making the detail disappear. The engine also disappears into its background. The benches have more presence than the engine, not a good thing. Sorry, Nick, maybe others will disagree, but I see no hope.
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Yeah, I feel like you were taking a shot of the scene and there happens to be an engine in it. Engines surrounded by fences typically don't work well.

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Hi Nick,

I agree with Janusz and Carl, almost no way to get it through. Sometimes "bad cropping" goes for we don't like it too. Just wondered you didn't got a PEQ.

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Sorry, that ain't going to work.

The engine is not even the subject of the frame and were it not for the knuckle on the front and the headlight, I wouldn't even know that there was a train in the shot.
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I tried uploading the standard 4/3 shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...2&key=40257619

I would understand it better if the foreground clutter was something that could be removed or one could wait for the locomotive to move to a better location.

Thanks for everyone's input so far.
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I hate fences. All of them. They're all over the place now.

One question, though... why bother fencing it up if it's REALLY easy to get around the fence and climb on it anyway?
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I tried uploading the standard 4/3 shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...2&key=40257619

I would understand it better if the foreground clutter was something that could be removed or one could wait for the locomotive to move to a better location.

Thanks for everyone's input so far.
Not every subject is suitable for a shot that meets RP standards. Fenced in display equipment is a major bummer.

Perhaps you took an interesting detail shot?
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