Old 03-20-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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The bad color is easily fixable, but does the cropping kill the shot? I assume the bad cropping is cutting the train off, or is it something else?

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This was my first time shooting in heavy snow, and I definitely learned a few things.

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Old 03-20-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Take a little off the top, Your colors are ok or how it looked, I would take the contrast up to get it right and lighten it just a touch. The shot as it stands is flat as is the light and thats the way it is. Remember it is hard to get the snow white and thats what your after, it's a gray now hope the noise doesn't show up. Shooting snow is a lot of work, Think you did ok for your first time out. I ended up having to put in a ton of contrast +49 and added yellow then I had to take the color cast out of the snow and it needed sharpened, That helped the contrast to.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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You're in Colorado! Show us Colorado! Anyone can shoot a roster shot just about anywhere. And a roster sot in a snow storm? What's the point?
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What's the point?
Look at the last motor you can hardly see it now, If you can't read the number boards it wont get in? In heavy snow its hard to get one in if there to much snow in the way, ben there did that. I think that they wanted more train behind the power if he has a wider shot too.
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Joe, I don't think he was able to shoot much more then snow on this day.
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You're in Colorado! Show us Colorado! Anyone can shoot a roster shot just about anywhere. And a roster sot in a snow storm? What's the point?
What Richard said...how are you going to show "Colorado" in a heavy snow storm?
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The photo needs a color fix also but I think it is just a poor angle.
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Duh. I know it's snowing. But he's got a glorified roster shot in a snow storm. Show us a scene, not a train. It's snowing! Show us more than the lead motors. Give us something interesting to look at. There's hundred of shots of BNSF SD70MACS on the web site, all which show more detail than this one.

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Duh. I know it's snowing. But he's got a glorified roster shot in a snow storm. Show us a scene, not a train. It's snowing! Show us more than the lead motors. Give us something interesting to look at. There's hundred of shots of BNSF SD70MACS on the web site, all which show more detail than this one.

Just my opinion.
Joe, Joe, Joe...look at the background of this shot:

- It was Andrew's first time out shooting in the snow
- He was trying it out; he even had a thread asking how he could protect his equipment
- A MAC happened to come through
- It was snowing so hard that you can barely see the second unit...so the "scene" is the MAC and the snow, that's it! If he tried to show more than the lead motors in that snow, you'd see the train and a bunch of white.

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Thanks for the help guys! It would have taken me a long time to figure out the cropping. I can't wait for the next snowstorm to hit. It was pretty fun shooting in the snow!!
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In the rule of thirds and composition in general I find:

Off Center Is Better!
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