Old 03-15-2005, 04:20 AM   #1
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This was rejected because of distracting shadows:
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I shot it this way because I thought it looked neat, IMOP the small amount of shadows add to the character of the photo, they let you know the sun is setting behind the camera. If I had really wanted to I could have waited until the train hit the big clearing, but it wouldn't have been the same. What are some of your thoughts?
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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I bet it was rejected for more than just shadows. One thing is that there is foreground clutter and the photo is not level.
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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I agree..Still a nice shot though.
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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Photographed this train on sunday in La Crosse, WI. Does anybody know where this train terminates? The symbol was G-BREMEM. DOes this train stop at Memphis or continue on as another symbol? Thanks!


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Old 03-15-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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I think this is one of the best photo I have seen in a long time, so many photos are so steriliz they all look the same, the ties are a part of railroading and shadows are a everyday thing. I would like to download this one for my self if it's ok. I think we are getting to much bright same old same old. But everyone to his or her own. I give it a 9.4!
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Old 03-15-2005, 02:55 PM   #6
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Very nice shot. IMO it needs no tweaking or adjusting.
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I think Mr. Johnson's shot is closer to what the screeners are looking for. In his photo, there are also "distracting shadows", but they are on the cars of the train, with the locomotives in clear, unobstructed light.
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I think it is a good photo. However I agree with Mr. Vermillion, the horizion appears unlevel.

Bet that would be a great place to shoot in the fall.

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Nah, the photo is level, the track here needs work, which is the reason for the slow order, and the maintenance blitz on the line. I liked the ties in there, and I thought of them more as scenery than clutter. The train is well lit, and to me the shadows are hardly distracting, my eye is drawn directly to the bright orange loco leading the train, not the ties, nor the shadows. I played with the photo a bit, but it was then rejected for "bad color."
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:03 AM   #10
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If you included the whole tie-pile, it would work well as a frame, but they way it is now, it is quite distracting. At least for me, it draws my eyes down and out of the picture.
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