Old 05-06-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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One day composition will come so natural....I won't know what to do with myself, LOL.

Any suggestions....there is nothing on the left. I just wanted the front unit in this shot. Any suggestions??

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:09 AM   #2
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When you get a composition rejection here, it's usually because the photo does not follow the rule of thirds. Which this obviously does not.

I dont think it's awful, but could be better. I would not have cut off the train for one, the odd space in front of the locomotive, I know you did that to have the bridge in frame, but i'm not sure it works here.
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Doesn't help that a bridge is growing out of the cab.

Some backgrounds just don't work very well...
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If I move the right edge in...the thirds crosshairs are on the buff plate at the bottom f the front door and on the top of the headlight.

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IMO the problem is primarly the bridge growing out of the front and top of engine, as Janusz said. Secondly the crop looks a little too tight to me.
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Well, two rejections for being backlit have put the matter to rest. I even explained that the shot was taken from the north side to avoid trespassing.

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Here is an earlier shot. I was sure the Skyway bridge was a good background. Guess I was wrong. Too bad...I sure do love steel and track.

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The tight shots, you may love them, but to others they are just awkward roster shots with poor light and confusing backgrounds. BTW, explaining that you couldn't get a better shot is rarely a justification for having RP accept a poorer shot.

The wider shot has potential. Right now you have a pole splitting the shot right down the middle, with train all on the left. Maybe try something like the attached. I can't get the nose to the right as much as I would like, but maybe it is good enough. Or if you have another shot with the train farther forward, that would be great!
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That's not the best part of town, props to you.
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That's not the best part of town, props to you.
It's actually not too bad at all near the tracks. I've taken pics on the opposite side of the railroad bridge of a train coming through it the other way. I'm not sure how he got to that spot without trespassing, though.
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I had already submitted a tighter shot with less of the Skyway bridge, but it too was dinged for "backlit" so this shot goes into the photo scrap book. Special thanks to JRMDC for the detailed discussion.

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It's actually not too bad at all near the tracks. I've taken pics on the opposite side of the railroad bridge of a train coming through it the other way. I'm not sure how he got to that spot without trespassing, though.
The company I used to work for from 2001-2003 was HQ'ed outside of Chicago in Schaumburg, IL. I got a few opportunities to do a little railfanning a few times when I was up there for work and I made it to this location once. Was impressed with what I envisioned the area must have been like in the 40's and 50's. 3 two-track lift bridges and a bascule bridge right next to each other. There were so many places I felt really uncomfortable being at though. It made the experiences very uneasy at times.
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Troy, the Cal River crossing was considered the premiere image of Chicago railroads. And there were four two track lift bridges, side by side....one's been removed. The bridges are the end of the raceway where the Broadway Limited would race side by side the Twentieth Century Limited....Pennsy and NYC side by side.

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