Old 07-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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So, I took a crapload of pictures while in Chicago so I will be asking about pics for a little while. My first one is an El shot. I got distracting shadows. Should I appeal or what? Thoughts?

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Old 07-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Your point of interest - the well lit person - is so far on the left, and the right side is so empty in comparison, in part because fully shadowed, that the shot does not work for me.
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any more room on the left? not a bad shot actually. There's never any sun around there unless its HIGH SUN.
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I have more on the left, but I was worried about moving the train more into the center. I will recrop and repost. And Hatchetman, yeah, no sun in those parts.
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Loooking on my phone might not be the best monitor, but I like it as is. Interesting shot and to me, the shadows are not distracting.
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Peter,
I'm not so sure the reason is truly distracting shadows the way we normally think of it. I would select the train and the tracks and brighten them, leaving the buildings where they are currently at for EV. When you make your selection, don;t include the high spots in the area, the more even lighting might take that reject away.
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I like it!

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Looking at it on my flat screen monitor at work, yeah, Peter, you have to fight for that one. I don't know if that means you appeal it or do what Paul suugested a few posts above. But that is a really nice shot which you should be proud of. Part of me wonders how it would look in B&W.
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I'm not so sure the reason is truly distracting shadows the way we normally think of it. I would select the train and the tracks and brighten them, leaving the buildings where they are currently at for EV. When you make your selection, don;t include the high spots in the area, the more even lighting might take that reject away.
Thanks all. Paul, what "high spots" are you talking about?
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Excellent shot; I like it.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=665719637

Thoughts? I do have "more" picture, ftr.
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I think if the whole signal was in the shot, it would be better.
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Agreed, much too tight.
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Why even go that tight? I don't see the point, Peter. You've excluded a point of interest. The light is decent, but definitely need to rework the cropping.

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K, so should I go with this (First attachment)?

The second isn't a Chicago shot, but it got Backlit when I uploaded should I go any further?

Third is a cab shot in BN 1. Thoughts?
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For the Metra shot, I'd do something about that lens flare on the first coach before uploading it.

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I will. I just didn't see it when I was first uploading.
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There is also flare on the nose, to the right of the left ditch light. Look around elsewhere, just in case.

The CSX shot, not level, although I'm not sure how to best level it. The angle is potentially interesting but I find that it puts emphasis on a large expanse of plain grass, so not a fan. The car and train are too far apart for me. I'd let it go.
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There is also flare on the nose, to the right of the left ditch light. Look around elsewhere, just in case.

The CSX shot, not level, although I'm not sure how to best level it. The angle is potentially interesting but I find that it puts emphasis on a large expanse of plain grass, so not a fan. The car and train are too far apart for me. I'd let it go.
J, notice that in the submitted shot, the flare on the nose is gone, however, I neglected the one on the car. Any thoughts about the cropping? Is it good or have I caused other problems to flare up with my recent crop?
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Why in the world did you shoot on the wrong side on the CSX shot?
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Relating to the original pic of the L, IMHO great composition, I love it.
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Why in the world did you shoot on the wrong side on the CSX shot?
The mountains. There was nothing interesting on the other side.
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The mountains. There was nothing interesting on the other side.
Theres a well lit train on the other side. The mountains arnt all that interesting.
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Theres a well lit train on the other side. The mountains arnt all that interesting.
I know what you're saying, but the way it's worded is really funny. For RP, I do agree agree with Nikos, though. As for this thread, is there an update on the original shot? It's still killer in my opinion.
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