Old 08-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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Not sure if this is fixable or not, would like some opinions

Settings for the shot are: 1/320, ISO 100 F7.1 at 250mm


While we are using our thinking caps, Here is another reject that I would like some help on, I understand the bad cropping (was unsure how to crop it), but attached is the original shot with no work whatsoever (resized for forum). I love this location and would like to get a shot from there on.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...52&key=9680889

I also have one of the NS led train there that got knocked for noise/grain
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the first one, colour saturation look odds to me.

The second one: great spot! To my taste you need more on the bottom and less sky, if you have room to work with it. I would love to see a picture of the place in he data base.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Something like this?
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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Ah, I understand why you cropped like that now, there was a mess of houses and cars on the foreground.
But if you leave just a little more sky so the train is not too centered, I would try something like this.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Pretty unlevel as well. Beyond that the heat distortion is just too much, try these shots in January, not August. I have my suspicions that you are cropping things down a lot.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #6
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Pretty unlevel as well. Beyond that the heat distortion is just too much, try these shots in January, not August. I have my suspicions that you are cropping things down a lot.
Unlevel where? if you use the signal bridge in the first shot and the radio tower in the second shot both are level. The train in the second shot is beginning to climb a short grade out of Canyon. and is on a SE curve giving it the appearance of leaning. I can redo the first shot in the fall/winter, but the second location only has this sun angle in the summer when the sun rises more to the north
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3185 - Oversharpened, but not by much. Most noticeable with the small halo between the back end of the BNSF and the lighter background above it.
Overexposed, but not by much. The BNSF units in particular look washed out.

0889 - The landscape in the background slopes to the left, giving the illusion that the picture is not level. The horizon line just about splits the frame in half.
Cropping out the cell tower on the left and up to the tree line on the bottom will emphasize the sky. It may not be worth the effort. The sky is pretty drab, and there are a number of distractions in the photo: the McDonalds, Shell and ??Pizza Hut?? signs, and the utility poles that intersect the track just ahead of the locomotive.
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I am not looking at the horizon but rather the verticals, they lean left.
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Ah, I understand why you cropped like that now, there was a mess of houses and cars on the foreground.
I see no mess, I see interesting foreground; train passing through a scene. Keep it.
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I see no mess, I see interesting foreground; train passing through a scene. Keep it.
My thought exactly! Interesting scene, even moreso without the awful RP watermark.
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I see no mess, I see interesting foreground; train passing through a scene. Keep it.
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My thought exactly! Interesting scene, even moreso without the awful RP watermark.
Thirded! I find myself a bit confused, admittedly, as to why (in your second reject) you would crop that all out and leave the featureless sky.

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I have had one person say the photo is unlevel, but I am still not seeing it.

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Thirded! I find myself a bit confused, admittedly, as to why (in your second reject) you would crop that all out and leave the featureless sky.

-Jacques
I wasn't quite sure how to incorporate the houses below to make the photo balanced. Had a shot from this location rejected last year for bad cropping that included the houses so I wasnt quite sure how to do it. Decided zooming in on the curve was the best idea

See pic here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nherring/7707412170/
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Something like this might work assuming you have a later frame with the units further along.
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