Old 09-23-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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This was rejected for foreground obstruction. But this unit will never move again and i don't think the city will like me pruning the shrub.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=423347&key=0

Any suggestions?

On a bright note i did get my first picture on RP today.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=202817

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Old 09-23-2007, 05:35 PM   #2
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The shot is also leaning to the left and there are lighting issues. I wonder if you went at a different time of year and a different time of day if you could shoot on the other end of the train. As you said, it's not moving any time soon.


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Old 09-23-2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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Congrats on getting your first pic accepted.

With regards to the shot w/ the foreground clutter, there are also some serious issues with how that image got resized. There are a lot of artifacts along all of the edges - look at the powerlines in the background, they look like they were drawn in there with MS Paint or something, too jagged. In my experience that's from resizing improperly.

It is a cool looking trolley though. I'd try some other angles.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #4
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As Joe said, the other end might be a better bet, but this end might work if you took something to stand on (such as a set of steps) in order to look over the bush.
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Dig the shrub up and tell the city that it's for the Rail Memorial Beautification Project, which is repatriating shrubs and low trees away from rail displays, to areas where they can be appreciated by people who don't like trains. It might take a couple of spent nights for you in jail but eventually they'll understand your efforts.

Congrats on your first pic, and a whole bunch of train in there too!
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I used to railfan with a guy who brought a saw everywhere we went. Can't say I approved or condoned his actions... but I did get some nice pictues standing next to him.
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I'll head back this weekend and see what i can come up with. Wonder were the wife's pruning shears are..
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:39 AM   #8
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I'll head back this weekend and see what i can come up with. Wonder were the wife's pruning shears are..
Better go with the steps that Janet suggested. Or, being in Winterpeg, wait for the snow to build up
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I used to railfan with a guy who brought a saw everywhere we went. Can't say I approved or condoned his actions... but I did get some nice pictues standing next to him.
And a sharp set of hedge clippers wouldn't hurt either.
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I used to railfan with a guy who brought a saw everywhere we went. Can't say I approved or condoned his actions... but I did get some nice pictues standing next to him.


I carry a "manual" weed-whacker in my car. It's an old tool from the 1960's...L shaped with a dual 12" long blade. It's kind of like swinging a golf club and it makes much less noise than a powered weed-whacker. heh heh

I do also carry a small, folding saw in my car that I've used on more than one occasion.

Hey, I saw a Jordan Spreader ripping the hell out a ROW the other day...what's my little saw and weed-whacker going to hurt?
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Old 09-26-2007, 03:21 PM   #11
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You could also try more of a head-on view as a way to keep the shrub from blocking the subject.
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You could also try more of a head-on view as a way to keep the shrub from blocking the subject.
Not always a workable solution. There are many factors involved...trespassing, other objects in the way impeeding your movement, etc. When all else fails, cut it down!!
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