Old 03-08-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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Well I tried to do something a little different today.

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I though the fog and frost would be a bonus on this, But I'm thinking a blurred train passing behind may have been better. Any thoughts,opinions etc?

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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That's a very strong subject, and the ice is very intriguing, but the composition just doesn't do anything for me. Do you have any other angles from that morning? If you were to go back, there are many ways to approach it and everyone will have different ideas, my initial thoughts might be making the memorial very large in the frame with some distant headlights out of focus in the background, or a very low angle shot looking up at the memorial with the crossbucks in the background.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:16 AM   #3
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Might be an idea with the headlights, but I wouldn't be able to keep the cross bucks in the frame. To get a low shot more full framed i would have to turn the memorial and I won't do that. hmmm, may have to drive out and see what I can think up.
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Can anyone offer any suggestions on this one? Is it not enough fog to pull off the shot? Or is it just not something RP likes?

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Old 03-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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I don't think there in the mood for that kind of art, Shots with out trains are hard to get on but crossbucks by there selves well you just don't see them on here.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:22 PM   #6
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Can anyone offer any suggestions on this one? Is it not enough fog to pull off the shot? Or is it just not something RP likes?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1046135332


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It's a good shot compositionally and atmospherically. But it is not RP eye candy in exposure and color. Play with it and resubmit. (Brighter or darker, more saturation/less saturation, etc)
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I like the idea of out-of-focus headlights off in the distance. I would keep the memorial prominent in the frame, and look down the track to "something." Forget the crossing flashers - they're all over North America, and there's nothing unique about this particular set. That memorial, however, is unique to this crossing.
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If you wanted to keep the crossbucks and the memorial, why not do a shot with freight cars streaking by in the background? It would give the train a sense of speed and show why the memorial is there.

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:27 AM   #9
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Well I went back to try the memorial again, I tried a couple different shots(thankfully it was a long train). This was the one that stood out the most.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=791570&key=0

I do have some frames further back with the cross buck still visible. Any thoughts,opinions etc?

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Old 03-15-2010, 08:20 AM   #10
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I like it as is, but feel that perhaps it's not showing enough of the train. I think if you were to get a real low angle from the corner of the memorial, showing the tracks in the background with a streaking train. It might come off as being a bit more appealing, although still uncertain if this will solve the PEQ dilemma.

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