Old 01-05-2007, 01:09 AM   #1
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Took this shot in Marion the other day and it got nailed for a bad crop and bad angle. Any ideas?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=322038

This one is also from Marion and it got nailed for backlighting. Any ideas?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=322035
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:12 AM   #2
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First of all, Welcome!

I have to say i personally love both shots (more so the 3088 shot), but Im not sure if that can be saved.

The first one, maybe try cropping the left of it out so you have the C40-9W closer to the left corner.

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Old 01-05-2007, 01:22 AM   #3
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On the first one, it's going to be difficult to save since the train is wrapping itself away from you, just happens to be a bad spot shooting in that direction.

The second shot is going to be hard because it looks like the sun angle wasn't working in your favor in this particular spot. At least 50% of the nose looks shadowed, there isn't much you can do to save it.

Keep trying!
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:23 AM   #4
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#2: generally speaking, if you only havelight on one side of the nose, RP rejects. Not much you csan do except go back at a better time.

#1: my guess is you cut off the top of the signal. Also, you have the train right in the middle of the frame. You might be able to save it for RP purposes if you crop the signal out, as that will also put the train off center.
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Thanks for the input. I will try messin with the crop and I have some more shots, so I will be able to keep busy for a little while.
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Alright, here is a slightly different angle from the original NS pic:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=322527

And also, an interesting (at least I think so) shot of a CSX autorack:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=322528
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Alright, here is a slightly different angle from the original NS pic:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=322527
MUCH BETTER! The "bad cropping" was because you made it a "train shot" instead of a "scene" shot by showing the signals as you did in the second version.

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And also, an interesting (at least I think so) shot of a CSX autorack:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=322528
Eh, its just a going away shot. It would be categorized as a "grab shot" as the train was passing you. If you like it thats all that matters though. In no way did I mean to call it a bad photo cause its not. To you the photo has a story which is GREAT but to viewers you can't really pick up on that story. I hope you get what I mean.

Nice stuff though. You have creativity which is good!
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:33 AM   #8
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Jeremy,

Welcome. On the first two:

1) The cutoff signal bridge is the culprit I'm guessing.

2) Side lighting, but that's not always a killer. There's alot of clutter around 3088: the signals and fence. Also, foreground clutter with the green sign.

For the queued:
1) NS train: much better with the signal, but the angle/cropping with the hoppers on the right might be a killer.
2) CSX: no way. Going away and foreground clutter with the weeds. But, I've been wrong in the past.

Also, how can 3 photos all be your "very first attempt at an RP upload?" Ha!
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Also, how can 3 photos all be your "very first attempt at an RP upload?" Ha!

Details, details.
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On the shot of GCFX 3088 pulling the container train, may I ask what the number on the CR blue EMD unit in the background is (behind the school bus)?

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Rich, I wish I could tell you, but I wasn't down that far and didn't get a good view of it.
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