Old 12-09-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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I was a little sad about that one, I thought it was an interesting picture. This one is the one I would most like to fix.

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I'm not terribly upset about this one, I was on the fence about submitting it.

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I think I'm going to let this one go, because all the action is centered on the right side and there's nothing to compliment it.

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I'm thinking too in your face?
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'm sure some of these are stupid things I should be picking up too
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:13 PM   #3
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1) step back and to the right a bit, put the train closer to the church signs and the latter a little less in the face ???

2) too much brush on the right

3) sounds right

4) not in your face; everything on the left, empty on the right
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#1: I would personally crop out those signs, and it is OOF or soft or really heat distorted. I dont know if it's fixable because of this.
#2: shadows and it's a wedge in a tree tunnel. I had one with very similar shadows but in a much more wide open spot, better lit, more photogenic rejected the other day for shadows. I think you will get that next.
#3: I like this one actually. Do you have any more on the right? If not, I would try to crop out the entire street part, level it and just include the ROW composition. This one is definitely fixable.
#4. too much dead space on the right
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#1: I would personally crop out those signs, and it is OOF or soft or really heat distorted. I dont know if it's fixable because of this.
#2: shadows and it's a wedge in a tree tunnel. I had one with very similar shadows but in a much more wide open spot, better lit, more photogenic rejected the other day for shadows. I think you will get that next.
#3: I like this one actually. Do you have any more on the right? If not, I would try to crop out the entire street part, level it and just include the ROW composition. This one is definitely fixable.
#4. too much dead space on the right
For number 3, I might. CSX likes to run everything that is through on main 2 (Oddly enough, the track that train is on is actually 2).
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#1: I would personally crop out those signs, and it is OOF or soft or really heat distorted. I dont know if it's fixable because of this.
#2: shadows and it's a wedge in a tree tunnel. I had one with very similar shadows but in a much more wide open spot, better lit, more photogenic rejected the other day for shadows. I think you will get that next.
#3: I like this one actually. Do you have any more on the right? If not, I would try to crop out the entire street part, level it and just include the ROW composition. This one is definitely fixable.
#4. too much dead space on the right
What Troy said.

As for those signs, they don't do anything for the image and are not even RR related.
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I could have sworn I saw an image on here that had a sign saying a church welcomed you to the town. That's where I got the idea I think.

I'm not luthern btw so I wasn't promoting.
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For #4, the key to those NEC high-level platforms is to shoot from the end of the platform, so the train (esp. boring NJT MUs) isn't blocked by the platform and you can use the bridge as a frame.

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For #4, the key to those NEC high-level platforms is to shoot from the end of the platform, so the train (esp. boring NJT MUs) isn't blocked by the platform and you can use the bridge as a frame.

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I tried that, but unfortunately odenton is on a curve and I didn't have enough time to move locations.

I was praying maybe, just maybe, they would run on the middle track but it was two northbound movements on the middle track.

No such luck
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:06 AM   #10
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Greg....use your photo cropping tool and crop all of them tighter. Crop out the dead space. The church signs on the first one need to go. They don't add anything. The only one a recrop might not work on is the NJ Transit shot. But I think most of these can be saved with some work. Even the NJ Transit train might work if you whack a lot of the dead area to the right.
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http://www.colorpilot.com/comp_rules.html

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Yeah, it does

I always thought the rule of thirds was about dividing the image into three and making sure each third had something worth looking at.

I don't think I understood correctly.
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For number 3, I might. CSX likes to run everything that is through on main 2 (Oddly enough, the track that train is on is actually 2).
I dont understand what this has to do with anything... re-read my comments
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