Old 01-09-2014, 06:28 AM   #1
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Had a couple of shots rejected for being backlit.

Two of the shots were taken with backlit being the whole idea/point behind taking them.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...55&key=1517010

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...83&key=3556467

and this stumper.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...78&key=6296989

the shadow from the signal is at an angle towards the train(s) but I guess the side of the lead locomotive is shadowed ever so slightly?

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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The first one I am not sure why that didnt get on. It's one of those glint shots that people cream their jeans over... the rest, blah
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#3: you are saying the glory of that shot is that a negligible shadow of a signal lies (not quite) parallel to a train?

I happen to like the shot, but for some reason RP just can't stand side shadow in many instances.

#2: the most interesting part of the shot, the lit steam rising up from the cars, is obscured by, rather than accented by, the code line

#1: I like it, try it at another time of day with another screener. I think the sky is excessive and would try a 5:3 crop, or at least less tall than what you have. Looks unlevel due to the strong influence of the pole; I'd find a happy medium
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Love that first one. Beautiful light, in my opinion. More interesting than 90% of what is accepted, including my stuff!
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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Todd, my 2 cents....

1. I like it, nice light, but it needs CCW rotation combined with some lens distortion correction.
2. I get what you were trying to achieve, but for me there is just too much clutter from the code line.
3. sun too head on for RP, I've had similar rejections. Try using the shadow/highlight tool to bring out some detail in the underframes, that may work.

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the shadow from the signal is at an angle towards the train(s) but I guess the side of the lead locomotive is shadowed ever so slightly?

Thoughts?
Yeah, you're gonna need that shadow from the signal pole to be at a 45 degree angle to the train. It appears to be more like 23.76 degrees...or so. Not enough!
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You might try an appeal of the first one. Or crop some of the top of and try again. The second one seems to be busy to me and I'm not exactly sure what the focus of the shot is. I don't hate it by any stretch. The third one is a legit rejection by RP's standards, such as they are.
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:11 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Help on the Horizon

Tried this one again with a crop removing some of the sky. I attempted some distortion correction as well but it got hit with "horizon unlevel".
I tried to line up the vertical of the rear corner of the lead loco and the vertical of the third loco on the grid.
So I am making progress on it from being "backlit" but now it's got a new issue.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...12&key=7248529

Thoughts? Direction?

Tried again on my own. Apparently, I shouldn't have.

http://railpictures.net/viewreject.p...73&key=1853392

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