Old 09-03-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Question Trying for the elusive rain shot

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I am trying for that tough to get heavy rain shot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=726712&key=0

I have had a few very few successes but was wondering if anyone can offer advice on improving this photo.

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Old 09-03-2009, 01:15 AM   #2
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Crop off the top or bottom.
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Too tight, way too tight. I know we said earlier we need to see some sharpness with rain shots, so zoom in a little more, but the crop is too tight.


I'll never understand the cloudy reject when it's either raining or snowing, of course its going to be cloudy, haha. I guess you have to make the image a little more appealing than a "roster" shot to get past that though.

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Too tight, way too tight. I know we said earlier we need to see some sharpness with rain shots, so zoom in a little more, but the crop is too tight.


I'll never understand the cloudy reject when it's either raining or snowing, of course its going to be cloudy, haha. I guess you have to make the image a little more appealing than a "roster" shot to get past that though.

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Interesting I have another shot in the sequence that is a bit wider I may try then.....the rainy day shots I agree are really tough to get in...but once in a while I get one.

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It's more like we need to see more train, Bob. The train is hidden behind the brush/tree there, all we really see is a rainy roster shot. The one you are talking about, does it have more train?

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It's more like we need to see more train, Bob. The train is hidden behind the brush/tree there, all we really see is a rainy roster shot. The one you are talking about, does it have more train?

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Yes it does a bit more...unfortunately that area was very tough....due to the trees and such...
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Did you get a rainy train shot on your favorite bridge?
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Did you get a rainy train shot on your favorite bridge?
Not yet..............
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:12 AM   #9
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...3&key=28803704

Here is another one...got dinged for bad contrast should I add more or less?

Thanks for the advice...

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Needs it, Bob.

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...3&key=28803704

Here is another one...got dinged for bad contrast should I add more or less?

Thanks for the advice...

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More!

Next time, leave some more room in front. But this one should be OK.

You've got some pixels to work with, I would take just a bit off either the top or bottom, just enough to remain in a 3:2 ratio, so 1024x683 instead of the 1024x700 you have. That is a lot of dead space, even for a rain shot. It won't make a big difference, however.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:24 AM   #12
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It got in!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo ID: 295916

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=295916

Thank you everyone!

I wish there was a rainy day option you know like snow so you can sort by rain shots. I love em!

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There's probably not that many rain shots to warrant that. That's without researching though so I'm sure some jackass of all trades will prove me wrong, lol.

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Here's a few for you.

Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 281620
Photograph © Travis Dewitz


Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 271114
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 268426
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 259444
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 254414
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 251629
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 250045
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 241391
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 241051
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Image © Travis Dewitz
PhotoID: 238635
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Image © Travis Dewitz
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Image © Travis Dewitz
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I like rain too!
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What did I tell you. lol.


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