Old 02-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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what am I missing? take a little off to the left? I'd love to have this on, the signals aren't going to be up for long.

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Old 02-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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My only advice is: go back to that location and shoot horizontally using a wider lens to show the whole signal bridge, especially if you want to show us the signals.

As it is now, it's a very train-centric photo with a weird cut-off metal structure across the frame.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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I don't have a suggestion on the shot other than appeal. Mainly I want to disagree with Mathieu; I like the shot, I like the form of the cutoff. Sort of a train-and-bolts shot, nice.

I do think this is the sort of a shot that really does better with full perspective control and leveling and getting those verticals near the edges on both sides to be vertical.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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I think I may know... The nose of the BNSF unit is mostly centered. If you have a bit more on the right, try taking the crop that way. It would move the signal bridge support to the 1/3 line, the BNSF unit toward its own one and would make a more balanced image.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:53 AM   #5
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Peter,
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:49 AM   #6
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didn't work
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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Sorry, I didn't see your post, but anyway. That is what I was thinking. If you are super persistent, I would cut a bit off the top and right like this. I also messed with the color, contrast, and saturation. I didn't quite get it how I want, but the one you had, at least I thought, needed more contrast, a bit of saturation, and your shot is a bit too green, I think. Here's my shot at it.
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