Old 10-18-2015, 10:02 PM   #1
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Composition (rule of thirds). Any ideas for this? I thought it was OK

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Old 10-18-2015, 10:27 PM   #2
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Train is way too low in the frame. Do you have much below the train in the original? Bring the train up until it is on the bottom 1/3rd line.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:44 AM   #3
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I wonder if that big shadow will become a problem.

Great area to shoot. I wonder if anyone has ventured into the unseen Medora-Sully Springs stretch. The highest hill found there looks promising on Google Earth.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:36 AM   #4
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Train is way too low in the frame. Do you have much below the train in the original? Bring the train up until it is on the bottom 1/3rd line.
Yes, too much sky (as interesting as it is).
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:38 AM   #5
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I don't know how much lower I can go and it is heavily shadowed. Maybe I can crop more off the right and then take more sky with out getting the frame too far out of proportion. Maybe a 1200 X 730. Thanks for the suggestions!

If it makes it in I will redo the description since it is a historic area.
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:00 AM   #6
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The train is too low in the frame. A dark shadow might work on the bottom. The white pole is not doing you any favors. And your color is off, it is too yellow green.
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Tried a re-crop. Removed some sky and from the right side. Now it's Comp Too Tight.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...88&key=6240479

It doesn't appear tighter than several shots accepted today 10/19.

Is an appeal warranted or should I try a later frame where the DPU's are further across the bridge?
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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Should I try a later frame where the DPU's are further across the bridge?

Still to low or should I appeal??

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:09 PM   #9
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I think even if Carl composed the photo with the camera angled downward the foreground shadows would be distracting to the screener. Looks like a solid location, perhaps revisit at a future date where the sky is different and the sun at a different angle?
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I think even if Carl composed the photo with the camera angled downward the foreground shadows would be distracting to the screener. Looks like a solid location, perhaps revisit at a future date where the sky is different and the sun at a different angle?
This. Great photo location, bad time of the day.
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I don't know the location but is there anyway you could maybe get lower and angle the camera upwards? Maybe that way you could eliminate the shadows and still get the scenery and the train?
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Looks like a solid location, perhaps revisit at a future date where the sky is different and the sun at a different angle?
Not likely to happen as it is 1,436 miles from home.

I have another frame with the train further across the bridge that I will try. After looking as this shot I am also kicking myself for not trying a morning shot from the hill where the white tower is standing.
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A shot with the DPU's further across the bridge was accepted.

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