Old 12-05-2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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I've been pondering about appealing the following reject, or what I could do to make it more RP worthy, but the more I look at it, the more I like it as it is...

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Should I just forget about it? What do you guys think?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:00 AM   #2
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Well.....I like it. I love the backlighting. If you have to lighten up the nose to make the screeners happy-----please don't!
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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Hi guys,

I've been pondering about appealing the following reject, or what I could do to make it more RP worthy, but the more I look at it, the more I like it as it is...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=577266202

Should I just forget about it? What do you guys think?
It's not RP, If it was a glint shot then you would have a chance, but straight on, I would say keep it for the files, unless of course you have a close-up of the guy looking at ya
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #4
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I like it as is. Is it leaning a bit to the right?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #5
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Well.....I like it. I love the backlighting. If you have to lighten up the nose to make the screeners happy-----please don't!
Wholly agreed. I had a similarly-composed shot of VIA RDCs on Vancouver Island kicked last year for the same reason; unfortunately, the screeners generally don't accept back-lit stuff unless it was taken in extremely glinty conditions.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:13 AM   #6
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You guys confirmed what I thought. I couldn't go for the glint because of the location (see those branches on the left?), so I tried going backlit and loved the result. That's the most important thing, I guess It's staying as it is, and I'll look into that leaning thing,

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Old 12-05-2011, 01:30 AM   #7
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I dont mind the backlit, it just on first glance appears to be a little on the soft side.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:39 AM   #8
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Being a code line fan, and seeing the interesting light reflecting off of the insulators, I think you missed an opportunity by not going horizontal. Too many of those branches on the left?
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Being a code line fan, and seeing the interesting light reflecting off of the insulators, I think you missed an opportunity by not going horizontal. Too many of those branches on the left?
I picked up on that too, and the code line being sufficiently soft
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I hear you Janusz. From that view point, however, the code line disappears from view on the left one or two poles more towards the photographer. Interestingly enough, the code line here still has some wires, although there are poles missing in the background.

I've already sharpened the hell out of this one. The whole background is soft for lack of DOF. Upon closer inspection, I think the autofocus went for the branches on the left (errr...), but the front of the RDC is still sharp enough to look OK.

Thanks for the input, gentlemen.
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I have to disagree with Ron and Dave on this one. I don't see how a nose 50% devoid of detail is helping you out with this one. I'd dip into the shadows and highlight filter and bring some of it to light. Not into daytime, but something other then a nose with only the bottom half properly exposed (or should I say, visible). This, to me, just isn't one of those type of shots.

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Sometimes all you have to do is wait a few days and look at the frames you took with fresh eyes.

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Thanks for the hints and help, guys. Appreciate it.
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Thanks for the hints and help, guys. Appreciate it.
Definitely liking that version, Mathieu! The placement of the train made all the difference while keeping true to the original idea.
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very nice.
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I'm still fighting with one. Started out as bad color, made it black and white, undersharpened now sharpened, and last but certainly not least now Its too dark and a bad crop...WTF! I feel like I'm chasing a damn pot of gold! haha. Glad you made it, REALLY like the shot. The conductor at the back window is amazing. The lighting is superb. Do you by chance have a relative named Dennis that works MOW in BC?
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Glad you made it, REALLY like the shot. The conductor at the back window is amazing. The lighting is superb. Do you by chance have a relative named Dennis that works MOW in BC?
Thanks! No, sorry, don't know him... My family name is the French Canadian version of Smith or Gonzalez (it is officially the most common family name in the province), and looks like we've spread out west too
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Ah, copy that. haha
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Thanks! No, sorry, don't know him... My family name is the French Canadian version of Smith or Gonzalez (it is officially the most common family name in the province), and looks like we've spread out west too
Looks like I'm not the only one to ask you a question like that, Mathieu.
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Much better - looking back, it wasn't so much the fact that the nose was void of detail but rather that there was no distinction between where the nose ended and the roadbed started. Snow does wonders for dark scenes!

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