Old 06-09-2017, 10:22 PM   #26
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Smoky delight!
Better than lots of pics that get accepted. I'm happy to save it.

The other one suffers from high sun and thin clouds IMO.
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:42 PM   #27
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I have this in my back pocket... completely unedited or cropped

I just really liked it as-submitted, despite the "non-standard for railpictures" composition
That looks pretty good. The train placement works better for my eyes. What doesn't work is the shiny thing (fence post?) in the bottom left. Totally distracting. Clone it out!
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:05 PM   #28
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That looks pretty good. The train placement works better for my eyes. What doesn't work is the shiny thing (fence post?) in the bottom left. Totally distracting. Clone it out!
Oh, no doubt, it's not a fencepost, it's someone who stuck their camera into my space...

They rejected my tighter edit for dimensions, so I guess I will give one of those other frames a shot...

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Oh, no doubt, it's not a fencepost, it's someone who stuck their camera into my space...

You need to work on your elbow-throwing technique.

Cut that one down to 3:2 and you may get it in.


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it's someone who stuck their camera into my space...
I had to politely, then impolitely ask a guy to move his arm during the sts-135 launch in 2011. If you think the 611 photo lines were rough, try shooting from the Max Brewer Bridge with 750,000 of your closet friends.

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Old 06-12-2017, 01:23 PM   #31
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You need to work on your elbow-throwing technique.
I will try to post it later tonight when I get home, but one of my last shots for the weekend was at Christiansburg by the depot, I was set up on the little bridge on the West/North side of the tracks, some asshole comes out of nowhere and his big bald head is right in front my my camera as I was getting my shot. I am not sure if I can merge 2 frames to make it work or not, but I was pissed.

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I had to politely, then impolitely ask a guy to move his arm during the sts-135 launch in 2011. If you think the 611 photo lines were rough, try shooting from the Max Brewer Bridge with 750,000 of your closet friends.
I bet. When I was little my family would camp out on the side of the Bananna and Indian river and watch the shuttle launches. It was a thing. I was there for STS-2, the 2nd ever shuttle launch!
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The coolest thing about those shuttle launches from Titusville was when the sound hit you, well after it left the pad and the sky lit up. I saw many during my years at Embry Riddle, and actually never saw a day launch. We only went down for the night launches.
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The coolest thing about those shuttle launches from Titusville was when the sound hit you, well after it left the pad and the sky lit up. I saw many during my years at Embry Riddle, and actually never saw a day launch. We only went down for the night launches.
It was one of most amazing things I've experienced. Atlantis lifted with a relatively low cloud ceiling, so I only saw the shuttle for a handful of seconds, but the sound when it arrived to my location was unbelievable.

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How about something like this. My first reaction was what the heck was the fireman doing to the poor engine, that is a LOT of smoke.
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The crew does it all for show.

This shot was taken at Shawsville, where a large crowd is always in position in several spots on the 1.4 percent grade.



This one was taken a half mile East of Shawsville, on the same 1.4 percent grade, but in a spot where only my buddy and I were at.



And that old girl was talking loud through the cut!

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I processed this other frame 2 ways, thoughts?

There are aspects of both that I like. My original intention was to show as much of the "scene" as possible, including the road and fence, which is lost for the most part with the horizontal crop
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:50 AM   #37
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Landscape good, vertical too centered.
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Landscape good, vertical too centered.
I agree as well

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Old 06-14-2017, 05:31 PM   #39
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Landscape good, vertical too centered.
Yeah, I cropped the landscape one so the locomotive headlight is almost at the lower right rule of thirds junction (a little low), the other one is not, at all, I get that
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