Old 06-07-2008, 08:22 PM   #26
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Try [photoid=xxxxxx] where the x's are the id number

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Old 06-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #27
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Thanks It really means something to me!

Being boring for a little while longer... What do you have to say about this one? Don't mind the lettering, it's from another forum

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Old 06-07-2008, 09:29 PM   #28
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Main subject in the center instead of a rule-of-thirds position, the right side is both a bit complicated and uninteresting. I'd crop significantly from the right - you do run into a problem with the picture being a bit squarish, which RP does not go for. Try maybe something in a 5:4 ratio.

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Old 06-07-2008, 09:50 PM   #29
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Congrads on your 1st shot! I agree with J. That older building on the left is more pleasing to look at than the ones on the right and one side or the other has to go. Also, with that shadow from the MP, there's no question that the sun is in the right place for this shot. I bet we see this one as #2 after you re-work it.
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I think this shot has real potential. You need to crop some off the right, but be careful. A 6:5 crop cuts out the most interesting buildings on the right and leaves only the low, uninteresting building, but it meets the rule of thirds. RP doesn't like square crops, so that may be pushing it.

A 4:3 crop leaves more on the right, and the train will be centered vertically if you keep the kilometer marker in the shot. I think it's a key element, and keeping it in it it does put the train along a line 1/3 down from the top.

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Old 06-08-2008, 11:15 AM   #31
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I've cropped a bit of the sky as well, to keep a somewhat 4:3 ratio... Uploaded it and... Not in



"- Composition/Balance: The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image."

Crop it in a different way, maybe? Or attempt a new shot right from the start?

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I suppose nothing can be done...
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I think those clouds do more for the photo than the kilo post. The last rejection appreared too top heavy. What about something like this?
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I agree, the sky is great, but I'd still like to see the Kilo post kept in. Try a couple more crops, but keep the clouds and sky.

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #34
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I did crop it again ( keeping a 4:3 porportion ) but it comes to a point, when the image has too much noise

It'll be easier to try the shot again, but avoiding those buildings on the right


Might as well ask what do you think about this one ?



It's the same type of train ( Allan 0350 ) but seen in a different way.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #35
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Is a vertical crop possible to keep the clouds and the km post? I'm not seeing anything wrong with it other than the balance issue.

As far as the night time streak, my opinion is that it is a little too close to work. Love that sky color though.
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Being boring for a little while longer... What do you have to say about this one? Don't mind the lettering, it's from another forum
I really like this one. The train is not all that interesting, but the lighting, old building and the sky are great. It needs to be cropped and ROTATED....it is not level. As others have noted, getting the right crop within RP's normal guidelines might be a challenge, but remember those are guidelines not rules. I agree with Michael that it would be nice to keep the kilometer post in if you can.

If you have to go back and try another shot at this location, move a bit to the left and try to get more of the side of the train and less of the buildings on the right. And pray that the sky will be as nice.

I like CP's candy stripes on the nose because the remind me of another CP that used to have candy stripes, the Canadian CP.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:20 PM   #37
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Maybe something like this.
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I like CP's candy stripes on the nose because the remind me of another CP that used to have candy stripes, the Canadian CP.
The first road-diesels that CP (Portuguese) bought were built by AlCo and were given the designation CP 1500 (I have no photos of them as they have been withdrawn a long time ago). They were so similar that you could only thel the difference between canadian and portuguese ones by the company logo.

Eventually, orange became the company's "official" color, due to the 25th of April, 1974 revolution.

Before that, a blue paint scheme was used which was really beautiful, but very few units remain with it.

The only locomotives to "give up" the orange are the CP 2550 (stainless steel all the way), CP 5600, painted grey and red and the brand new CP 4700 painted white and red.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:05 AM   #39
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I suppose nothing can be done...
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Not only is it high sun, but the part of the overhead line equipment above the cab roof detracts as well.

Keep them coming though, I always enjoy photos from Portugal.

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There were a couple of ALCos left in Barreiro works last October, I don't know whether they are still there or have been cut up now.

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Once again... In need of help

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This is the "standard" image, i've done no crops in it. If there's something to be done, what is it?
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The major problem is poor lighting. If the lighting were better you might be able to crop some of the uninteresting "scenery" from around the train, but as it is I don't see any way to make this a good picture. But I do like those candy stripes!
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It wants a good crop on all four sides, you need to take the most off the right hand side so that the loco is towards the right of the frame. But, as John mentions, it will most likely get a "cloudy day common power" rejection
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Even though I won't try to upload this one ( backlit ) I'll share it with you.
This shot was taken today on a trip put together so that people could get to know this branch of track. Since today is a nacional holiday, and enginners are on strike, the last station of the line was quite "packed". Still, better for the photographers

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Well well it's me again

Tried to upload this one a while ago, and...



Underexposed...

Does it look that dark? I mean, It doesn't for me, and I have my monitor's brightness set at 80% (Laptop LCD).
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Havin' a bit of trouble with these Allan DMU (I know, they are hideous )

Tried to upload this one a while ago and...



rejected for "Bad Cropping"

I did crop it slightly, since it had to be rotated. What more can be cropped, without losing the station, or parts of the train?
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The top of the depot is cut off, and I think some off the left and some off the bottom needs to go.
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