Old 04-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Alright so I really do not try to post this much, but I have two photos that I really would like on (and it gets me to 25)

They both were rejected, but let me know what you think.

First up:

Common... okay

Anyways here is the second:

I did brighten this one up a bit.

Let me know what you think; I really appreciate it!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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BW: looks like a desperate attempt to get a shot on by hoping BW masks the bad lighting, which of course it does not.

Color: the entire train is on the left sided and nothing of interest on the right. If you crop it, it becomes an in-your-face tight-on-the-left swing-and-a-miss.

Either you have a shot where you were further away from the engine, or plan for more trackside time to get to 25.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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B&W=unlevel with dull, DULL lighting.

Color= The engine is about to collide with the left frame thus the cropping reject. There is nothing of interest on the right. The foggy mountain which is interesting, is blocked. Stand further back like Janusz said and to the right, so you unblock the mountain. Try to get people or something of interest on the right.

No story with either shot. Ask yourself, "Why should I ask anyone look to look at this?"

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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I'd rather see a color version of the B&W shot. The conversion looks more greyscale than anything and the paint on the loomotives *may* let the shot get by with the drab lighting. By making it B&W, you actually draw attention to the lighting.

On the second one, not only is the shot very heavy on the left side, it's actually too close to the left side, too.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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Drab lighting is do to the sun not shining into the Valley before train leaves and Level it. Put that in the appeal on 1 on 2 way to much on the right side.
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