Old 09-01-2007, 04:32 AM   #1
CNWFreak
Senior Member
 
CNWFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 98
Post Bad Angle and Foreground Clutter

Today at the rail yard I snapped of a few pictures. The first was of a trio of SD40-2 that had had some issue and had five company trucks and railway employees examining them. I took a picture of two emploees examining the trucks and submitted and got rejected for Bad Angle and Foreground clutter. I understand the clutter one for the most part, but the bad angle one I don't. My first shot on RP was a straight on side shot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1248807994

The second image I took was of a SD20 OLS engine on a rarley used track. It also got hit for clutter and bad angle. Once again I basically understand the foregound clutter, but still not the angle.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=952110145

Any advice or criticism on the angles is appreciated because I just wanna get better at this. Thanks!
__________________
Patrick

Railpictures.net


RR Picture Archives
CNWFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2007, 04:40 AM   #2
Ween
Senior Member
 
Ween's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,861
Default

Perhaps the Bad Angle comes from the fact that the subject in both shots are dead center in the image...no rule of 1/3s...
__________________
Ween is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2007, 05:50 AM   #3
Mike B.
Banned
 
Mike B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,343
Default

Shots should only composed like that for profile shots, IMO.
Mike B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

The first one is a roster shot and therefore should be flawless - here there are light and utility poles coming out of the nose. Also, it's not level.

The second one, I think roster shots are generally preferred to be full-on from the side or a strong angle on the nose - this one is at just a bit of an angle, showing just a trace of nose. I think it falls under the "uninteresting angles on roster shots" clause.
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.