Old 10-09-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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What do you guys think?

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Old 10-09-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Not always, but in this case, yes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:23 AM   #3
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Well, that's enlightening. Care to elaborate?

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I agree with Troy on this one. Too bad because Dash 7s are cool.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:33 AM   #5
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The flags are just hanging there, and that almost kills the shot by itself. The train going away just makes it worse.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:42 AM   #6
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Well, that's enlightening. Care to elaborate?

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Because the way the train is going away and with the power thus being tiny, the focus goes to the boring mid-train plain covered hoppers.

And the flags don't help at all, good point. When you reshoot, choose a day when they are doing something.

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The entire right 1/2 of the frame has zero content (a leafless tree, some limp flags, a couple obstructed railcars), the left 1/2 of the frame would be a lot more interesting if the locomotives were not going away at such an angle and so far away.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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The whole shot suffers from a general blandness. The sky is uninteresting and takes up a huge portion of the frame. Then the sky is also reflected in the water. Part of the sky should acually be cropped off. The head end is further away from the photographer than the rear of the train and takes up a small part of the frame. And then the aforementioned flags are just hanging and if you had really been lucky, there would have been someone sitting on the bench.

There's a lot working against you in this shot; the going away aspect is just one of them.
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The whole shot suffers from a general blandness. The sky is uninteresting and takes up a huge portion of the frame.

That's not necessarily ugly sky, it's fog I think, and I think it could work, if the train was coming rather than going and he composed it better.
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Comments are noted; thanks guys. They sky is hazy - it was one of those days. Joe - would you sit on a bench if your feet would be underwater?

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Joe - would you sit on a bench if your feet would be underwater?
Depending on the weather!



Didn't notice that the first two times I looked at the shot.

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