Old 12-13-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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Just wanted to share a recent snow shot I took. I have also added a few new photos to my website.

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:40 AM   #2
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Lovely shot. You ought to submit it to the database here
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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Aaron, it's a good shot as far as exposure goes, but I think it would have been a much more effective shot had the train not been cut off by the side of the frame. Being able to see more of the train, especially with the snow falling, would have made this stand out much more. Either go wider or move a tad closer to the tracks and pan a little more to the right for a shot like this. Composition wise, it's much better to either be able to see the train disappear into the distance, or if you have to cut it off, use a natural subject (trees, bushes), or buildings.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:41 AM   #4
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Composition wise, it's much better to either be able to see the train disappear into the distance, or if you have to cut it off, use a natural subject (trees, bushes), or buildings.
I would like to add to that that it's important not to sacrifice the photo simply to try and include as much of the train as physically possible.

Sometimes, it just doesn't work to show the entire train, this can be particularly true of unit trains taken from a distance.

I'll see if I can dig up an example from my collection to better explain.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:49 AM   #5
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I would like to add to that that it's important not to sacrifice the photo simply to try and include as much of the train as physically possible.

Sometimes, it just doesn't work to show the entire train, this can be particularly true of unit trains taken from a distance.
I agree.
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:12 AM   #6
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I would like to add to that that it's important not to sacrifice the photo simply to try and include as much of the train as physically possible.

Sometimes, it just doesn't work to show the entire train, this can be particularly true of unit trains taken from a distance.

I'll see if I can dig up an example from my collection to better explain.
This would be my example, the track curves, and to try to make things any wider I would need to include the code line and some powerlines.
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Old 12-14-2007, 03:46 AM   #7
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Other evaluations aside, it is a pretty shot. It is sobering to me that such a beauty could be improved. No matter how skilled we are--and you certainly are--its always possible to improve.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:07 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments everyone.

Jim have noticed that I have a tendancy to do this in alot my images. Sometimes it is because there are distractions that would otherwise be in the frame but this was not the case for this shot. Had a framed it differently it would have probably looked better as the train faded away into the white snow.
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