Old 12-22-2011, 03:50 AM   #1
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Do you guys think this one may have any sort of chance?

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:06 AM   #2
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If you have one with the train over the road, I'd go with that. I don't know if they'd take this one or not.
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If you have one with the train over the road, I'd go with that. I don't know if they'd take this one or not.
I do, in fact, but IMO it's a much less interesting shot. The train blocks out the background and removes all sense of depth from the photo. There's also something about the way the train "fits" in the angle formed by the road and the horizon that works here and doesn't if I let the train fill the frame.

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It's a really nice shot but I think the lighting, or lack thereof, kills it. The train just does not stand out. The composition and the sky are great.
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I'm a big fan of landscape type rail pictures. For me, I think I'd like this one more if there were a little less foreground and I were a little closer to the train and the houses/barns, or whatever they are in the background. They are just a tad too indistinct for me. Not a lot closer, but just "some." I like the concept of the shot a lot.
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I agree. It's a nice composition and idea, but the lighting just isn't good.
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I'm less of a fan of the composition. The road is plain and straight, the roadsides uninteresting. I do like the pole but it is not enough.

Aside from the obvious, getting much closer so as to make the train and crossing important parts of the shot, I wonder if a different spot on the road would work better, perhaps one where a hay bale is a more prominent element. Or a different road that has some curve to it, or something.
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If you have one with the train over the road, I'd go with that. I don't know if they'd take this one or not.
Yea a shot like that works, Some time less is more?
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The clouds are less of an issue for me than the composition. I understand the intent, but it looks like a grab shot. I like the road in the shot, but you need less of it. More train, less road.
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Thanks, guys, I'll let this one go.

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