Old 04-03-2007, 08:45 PM   #1
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I have here a series of photos I took at night. Do any of these stand a chance? All photos are reduced in size and quality to facilitate uploading to the forums. These were taken at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station in Kirkwood, MO. All criticisms/suggestions/comments appreciated!!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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Hi guys!!!
I have here a series of photos I took at night. Do any of these stand a chance? All photos are reduced in size and quality to facilitate uploading to the forums. These were taken at the Kirkwood Amtrak Station in Kirkwood, MO. All criticisms/suggestions/comments appreciated!!!
Photo #1 - Kinda bland. The two different color tones turn me off of the shot.
Photo #2 - Too much light from the train but the rest is underexposed.
Photo #3 - Lens flare is the real killer.
Photo #4 - I know a lot of people aren't fans of "streak" shots but I like this one. The curved track makes it unique and the MP station is the real subject. Nicely done.

I see a lot of potential there at night, coulda used a setting like that for last night's weather here in Joisey!
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:21 PM   #3
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#4 should be accepted. The curve of the track in the distance makes the shot. Before submitting I'd give it a slight counter-clockwise rotation, it's leaning a bit.

In my opinion, the others don't have anough visual interest & the trails are too blown.

Good luck with them.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:31 PM   #4
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Looks like #4 got in. I like the addition of the MoPac logo on the station.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:05 PM   #5
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Hey man, what's with taking my thread title? I'm kidding, though I do really like number 4.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for your help!!! By the way, here is a shot to generate a little laughter--showing what I can do in the way of creativity!!! LOL I took this shot with my camera sitting on my tripod across the street from the Kirkwood Station, with the shutter open as I deliberately stepped in and messed up the shot!!!!!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:48 AM   #7
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Try going to Dupo, there are much better opportunities there. You just have to adjust for the high pressure sodium lighting that blows the place into an alien landscape.

I'll admit, too, it would have been funny seeing you do that picture in the middle of Kirkwood Road. I probably would have thought to myself WTF is going on out there......

It looks like I missed you that day by a couple hours. I was there a good part of the late morning and early afternoon.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #8
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I have to ask, what the heck is that?? An LED flashlight or similar?
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:44 AM   #9
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It is a small key chain flashlight.
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