Old 11-17-2008, 05:29 AM   #1
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Got a few night photo PEQ rejects, just wondering what you all think.. Appeal or personal collection?

First is two coalies crossing each other:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=606425&key=0

Next is the Heritage charter crossing one of the above coalies:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=606426&key=0

Finally, this is of the Heritage charter, but with an old water tower in the background:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=606428&key=0

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #2
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Personal collection on all three, I'm afraid.

If you're going for the streak effect, your results will be a million times better if you can get something that's railroad related in the foreground that will tie the whole scene together and inform the viewer that "hey, those streaks there - yes, they're from a train." Crossing gates, signals, and the like are good props.

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Or... you can go for a wider, landscape type of shot, which is also interesting...

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The bottom line is that the streaks of light by themselves don't make for an interesting scene - you need something else there to provide context.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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The other thing is that, especially in 2 and 3, the streaks are waaaay too bright and dominant.
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Photo 1 is way too busy with all the color in the back

Photo 2 I actually like it but try to gamma down a lil to dull the lights

Photo 3 is proof that a streak will not work well in B&W

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Old 11-17-2008, 11:04 PM   #5
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Thanks all for the replies

I shall upload them to my other album later on

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