Old 11-22-2015, 01:35 AM   #1
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I knew this was going to be a toss up with getting approved but am seeking some other opinions. While going through the trunk in-between trains, I saw a unique vantage point using my 100-400mm telephoto shooting through my truck. I wanted to shoot the Lakeshore Limited with the sun setting and showing the viewer this amazing viewpoint where you can drive up to the rocks.

I have a few more frames from this train but wanted the view liners and baggage cars in view and felt this one was the best.

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Old 11-22-2015, 01:44 AM   #2
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In my view, the content within the windshield is too pretty to waste on a composition like this. Had the light been poorer, it would have been more reasonable to go for the forced composition. In that case, however, you want the train on the side of the windshield that is more open, rather than being squished by the rear view mirror. That's the out of balance issue. But I personally am not at all a fan of what you tried to do in this case.
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Seconded. An absolutely beautiful scene, and the "in cab" perspective only detracts.
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Seconded. An absolutely beautiful scene, and the "in cab" perspective only detracts.
I have to third this, would love to have seen this shot with a 'normal' framing. Looks stunning.
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I have to third this, would love to have seen this shot with a 'normal' framing. Looks stunning.
The OP has taken that shot, must have gotten bored with taking it again.

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Old 11-22-2015, 02:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't going to argue about getting it accepted but whether the idea was cool or in this case a flop.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:25 PM   #7
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I actually like the idea of it. Sort of puts you in the "sitting in the back seat listening to the radio with your girl" feel to it. The ?head rest? on the right side is kind of annoying though. More of it would strengthen the back seat feel, but I think it would take too much from the "train picture".
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