Old 08-11-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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What are your thoughts on this rejected shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=582988188

I'm a fan of it myself...
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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I like the idea, crop, composition, but would have to say let it go.... doesn't strike me as interesting... but thats just me.
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Well I remember what happened the last time you said this little line.


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I like the idea, crop, composition, but would have to say let it go.... doesn't strike me as interesting... but thats just me.
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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It's OK; I'm generally not a fan of a "kid" shot. The color is pretty dull - all blues - and the framing is tight. Yes, I know it is a cab, but my mind seems to want to keep reconfirming it. The cut-off door is off-putting. It is hard to see the story of the kid, he is so small, and one can't see his other hand covering the other ear, so it could as easily be boredom as trying to escape the horn.

If you are going to go this tight, I might prefer much tighter, maybe a horizontal with the cab window and the horn upper left and that is it.

Or maybe I'm grumping because you have an SW and you can barely see the taper next to the cab, my favorite feature.

Mostly, though, it's a kid shot, not my thing, and nothing else in the shot catches my interest.
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Here's the original shot... given the kid I think it needs a tight crop, but I don't know if there's a pleasing result to be had.

Let's hope that I can get at least one shot accepted from today... anyone interested in seeing Thomas pulling a Metra bilevel?
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #6
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Let's hope that I can get at least one shot accepted from today... anyone interested in seeing Thomas pulling a Metra bilevel?
Not unless thomas is on fire.
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Not unless thomas is on fire.
I suppose I could take advantage to the free pass that's being handed out today w/ regards to over processing...
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I suppose I could take advantage to the free pass that's being handed out today w/ regards to over processing...
Give it a go! It would be the best thomas shot ever because it would be the last.
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Let's hope that I can get at least one shot accepted from today... anyone interested in seeing Thomas pulling a Metra bilevel?





Yes.


Was this some event like kidfest or something, where everything is trains and kids?
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What are your thoughts on this rejected shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=582988188

I'm a fan of it myself...
It's a bland shot. It's not bad for the family album, but it's a poor shot for this site.
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Yes.


Was this some event like kidfest or something, where everything is trains and kids?
So, James, when are we going to see YOU as a "kid" in one of these shots?
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So, James, when are we going to see YOU as a "kid" in one of these shots?



Well, my local region has very few events like that, I suppose that I could fly out to Ottergooses region and hop on a train or two.
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Not unless thomas is on fire.


Reason for Rejection: Not enough flame.
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That Thomas looks pretty p/o'ed about the whole fire thing.
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Nick, that is a weak display/ bad example to the kids...........




Not enough destruction!
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Reason for Rejection: Not enough flame.
That's the single greatest Thomas shot I've ever seen! Haha! Needs some boiler failure ala Gettysburg though.
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That's the single greatest Thomas shot I've ever seen! Haha! Needs some boiler failure ala Gettysburg though.
Must have to do with that "Perspective is reality" thing I've been reading so much about lately.
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That's nice.
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That's nice.

Well, you requested it.
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What are your thoughts on this rejected shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=582988188

I'm a fan of it myself...
Perhaps if you used the same NIK software filtering as in Gary Knapp's night photos.




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Perhaps if you used the same NIK software filtering as in Gary Knapp's night photos.




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But then the kid would look like a 1004049 year old alien....and the mom would have blown highlights in her hair
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Must have to do with that "Perspective is reality" thing I've been reading so much about lately.
Correct! Also has to do my and T.R.A.I.N.'s opinions with the "little blue brat's" effect on regular daily business on tourist roads. While Thomas attracts increased ridership, the surrounding events also serve to hurt numbers on days where it is business as usual.

Strasburg is the perfect example. A Day Out With Thomas numbers are up, while average daily ridership is down. Exactly why Linn and the crew have begun focusing on increasing attractions and shop business.

So let Thomas burn. I'll bring the marshmellows and hot dogs...

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