Old 12-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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If you have an earlier frame, go there. Also needs less exposure and more contrast.
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I originally had the exposure lower but they rejected it for underexposed. Why use an earlier frame?
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An earlier frame (just a split second earlier, in fact), would avoid the pole sticking up out of the engine.

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An earlier frame (just a split second earlier, in fact), would avoid the pole sticking up out of the engine.
Yes, exactly, and also make the shot a little less in your face. It would have worked a lot better to pan over slightly to the right to have the pole lines make a vanishing point out of frame.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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Previous frame would get rid of that pole sticking out of the lead unit.

Maybe something along these lines regarding the abundance of brightness (for the crop, I'd take some off the right and bottom):



Adjusted the levels, added contrast, and did a highlight reduction as well. it was close to being blown out.

Also, the train will be going down 17 mile grade, not up (in your comments)

Interesting they haven't started running an idler sd50 yet too.

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I don't have an earlier frame unfortunately, do you think that will prohibit the shot from being added? Thanks for the visual aid Loyd. Too late for the clone tool I suppose lol?
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I don't have an earlier frame unfortunately...
A shot like this is a good example of why it's a good idea to machine gun when you have lots of poles and stuff. If your camera is capable of it and you have plenty of room on your memory card, there's no reason why shouldn't do it. Also with this location, you might want to get a little lower to avoid the pitched roof growing out of the trailing unit.

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