Old 11-09-2010, 12:33 AM   #1
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What is unlevel?
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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The train is unlevel

Level it according to that building in the foreground.

Also, I noticed you had another thread on a different reject. When you have multiple rejects, consolidate them into one thread.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:03 AM   #3
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The train is unlevel

Level it according to that building in the foreground.

Also, I noticed you had another thread on a different reject. When you have multiple rejects, consolidate them into one thread.
Ok, my apologies.
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:51 AM   #4
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Leaning slightly to the right, but with wide angle shots, remember that you have to level off of something in the center of the frame. If you level off something on the right or left, you will make it worse.
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Leaning slightly to the right, but with wide angle shots, remember that you have to level off of something in the center of the frame. If you level off something on the right or left, you will make it worse.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=874057&key=0

I straightened it out.. Hmm...
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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I'm terrible on leveling...but I think you need to go counter clockwise.

Take a look at the buildings behind the second unit. They are leaning right.

Also, take a look at the utility polls behind the stacks. They are leaning right.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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I think you could do better at that location. You are featuring the historic facility in your remarks, but the train blocks the view, and to my eye detrimentally. And while the shot is not overexposed, the sky looks blown out - perhaps you have too much contrast, pushing the whites too far.

I would reshoot, looking for a composition that features train and facility instead of just train. And, just a guess, but perhaps walking to the right a ways might get you a nicer or broader view of the facility, and then have the train coming into the view instead of already through it.
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I like the wide angleness, but again your cropping is killing you. To begin with you are bordering on square and you have train centered vertically. Move it to the one-third from the bottom line, by cropping out the extra tracks. These last two are pretty consistent problems in your shots.
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