Old 07-12-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Since we haven't had a gallery in freaking forever, I just had to come up with one...and I liked the idea. Post your shots that break the typical rules, but still made it on for some reason or another.

Cloudy, but made it on, cause it was a pan.
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High Sun, or would have been if I shot from track level. 4:00 in the afternoon in June.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:25 AM   #2
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OK, I'll toss in a few:

High sun:
Image © David Honan
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Verrrry cloudy:
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Crappy shot:
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Abstract:
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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Poor lighting/contrast
Image © Graham Williams
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Backlit
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Poor lighting
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Backlit and going away
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:53 AM   #4
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Some of mine:

Cloudy:

Image © Jozsef Bedenek - www.worldofrailways.net
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Cloudy, and pssst! It's a panorama from 4 portrait images:

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Backlit, high sun, and expected to be PEQ:

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Recently I've tried to submit a 3:1,8 crop image, IMO this ratio fits much better the scene, but that was dinged for BC:

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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Nice idea, not always that, that we want to show has perfect light conditions, there are in us to make a different shot and/or interesting one.

I have some poor lighted too!

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And the most recently:

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:47 PM   #6
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What do you think, is it backlit enough or not?

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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Toss in mine, I guess...

No sun:

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High sun:

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Backlighting:

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About all I can think of at the moment...
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How about a best of "digital manipulation". Anyone want to be the first?
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:43 PM   #9
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How about a best of "digital manipulation". Anyone want to be the first?
Many can do it, very few would like to be known as such.



As to the original direction of the thread. Basically everything I've submitted over the last year and a half has been at night, cloudy, or backlit.

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Old 07-12-2010, 03:44 PM   #10
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Noise

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Lack of evident RR content

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How about a best of "digital manipulation". Anyone want to be the first?
Well, think we should start here, since it was discussed earlier, and I know the owner won't consider it a call out.

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #12
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How about we re-name this thread to "Gallery: Soon to be removed photos from the database" and it could be a collage of California pans and selective color.

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Old 07-12-2010, 04:06 PM   #13
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Train cut off because it was a special unit:
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Cloudy:
(But maybe this doesn't apply to this thread because it isn't exactly "common power".)
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #14
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What the hey, here's a few from me...

Foreground Clutter:
Image © Thomas J. Nanos - www.nanosphoto.com
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Backlit:
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PhotoID: 300534
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PhotoID: 230073
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Going away:
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Cloudy/hazy/no sun:
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High Sun
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Fog
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Rain
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Backlit
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Some of my favorite shots have been taken in miserable weather. With steam locomotives, I say bring it on. Rainy, snowy weather adds so much to a shot when photographing steam.

Cloudy

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Poor lighting, cloudy

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Backlit, unlevel, going away:

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Backlit, going away:

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I have a lot that fit the bill.

Cloudy:
Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
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Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
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Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)

Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
PhotoID: 283162
Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)

Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
PhotoID: 322660
Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)


Rainy:
Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
PhotoID: 287530
Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)

Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
PhotoID: 287878
Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)


High Sun
Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
PhotoID: 195497
Photograph © Chris Henchey (The Hench)

Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
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Image © Chris Henchey (The Hench)
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Too bad "photo looks like crap" isn't a rejection reason, eh Travis?
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Too bad "photo looks like crap" isn't a rejection reason, eh Travis?
That's what I aim for.
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Haven't had much luck breaking the rules...




So foggy it was almost raining, typical for San Francisco
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Going away shot
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No nose light
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Alright, I will bite:

Cloudy / Common Power:

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Image © Troy Nolen
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Backlit:

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My friend said this is "a sign, some red and a bunch of black" but I like the effect.

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I'm not sure what this is, but I've always considered this my worst accepted shot. I might go and re shoot it this fall.

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Train cut off because it was a special unit:
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Cloudy:
(But maybe this doesn't apply to this thread because it isn't exactly "common power".)
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Actually that would qualify as common power from what I was told. I was told the 475 at Strasburg is common power because I could shoot it again even though it is the only N&W steamer running, so I would thing a UP steamer would qualify as well! Hahahahaha!!
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