Old 05-28-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default I guess someone really doesn't like this one...

Yes, because this is totally a wedge shot of common power, SMH.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...38&key=2952336

Rejected 3 other times for bogus reasons, twice being under sharpened.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...92&key=8244092
Yup, that's totally not crisp, ok.

I guess I'll give up, but what are others opinions?
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Not sure of why one of the last RED SOO but .................

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Yes, because this is totally a wedge shot of common power, SMH.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...38&key=2952336
It actually is a wedge shot, just taken with the Hastings sign frame it. Take away the sign and it's pretty much a typical wedgie shot. It may be "rare" being a red Soo Line locomotive, but there are 52 shots of it on RP. Nothing screams at me that this shot can't be done again with better weather.

Not a fan of the B&W conversion here either
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Have to agree with Joe, not a great black & white conversion at all. Sky, tree foliage and grass needed to be dealt with more sensitively when trying to lighten the image. I would also suggest that your vertical crop ratio could be improved by switching to an 8X10.
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I third what Joe said.
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Smile I kinda like it

....shows you how much I know. The composition gives it some interest, the soft lighting adds to the mood, and B&W was the way to go with this one. Certainly not a block buster, but better than the RP average in my view.
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....shows you how much I know. The composition gives it some interest, the soft lighting adds to the mood, and B&W was the way to go with this one. Certainly not a block buster, but better than the RP average in my view.
The completely blown out sky isn't doing him any favors, and I feel the B&W conversion could use some tweaking and a boost in contrast

The framing of it, with the sign, while by design, seems forced when taking into account with the rest of the shot
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I do have another version where only the station sign is in focus...
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the soft lighting adds to the mood,
Opinions vary; one person's "mood" is another person's "totally blah".
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