Old 10-26-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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CN Business train - the cars are obscured by curve, could have shot from overhead bridge and got more of train, less sky, but then would just have been train anywhere so went for station.
Cloudy skies, common power - I was a little surprised, not sure any rescue path.

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Old 10-26-2017, 04:01 PM   #2
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I like the shot, clouds dont bother me, every day just is not sunny just ask the people in England. If it was not common power it would have had a chance. My last pic (#635341) on RP was a cloudy day, Im sure that the reason it got on was the C&O loco.
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:00 PM   #3
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I have no clue what they consider cloudy and not cloudy anymore if you look at what gets in...
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:19 PM   #4
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No idea here either. Maybe a touch heavy contrast wise, but I think it's fine enough to be included.

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Old 10-26-2017, 05:54 PM   #5
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No idea here either. Maybe a touch heavy contrast wise, but I think it's fine enough to be included.

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I agree with the contrast, probably a little too juiced up but I have noticed that trend on a blah day, I was going to back off a little. For me personally maybe what we talked about, really nice location and great looking train. I thought there were enough good elements.

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Old 10-26-2017, 06:44 PM   #6
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Yeah it seems in my experience that cloudy shots are hit or miss on acceptance. Possibly different screeners? Really hard to say.

As for this particular shot, I think bringing up the shadows a bit might help, possibly with some selective editing if needed to keep from blowing out the sky.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:55 PM   #7
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Did you shoot a frame before the lead loco was obstructed by the crossing signal? I personally would like that better, and correcting other issues as suggested may setting yourself up for an obstruction rejection.
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:30 PM   #8
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Yes, many frames, was on rapid fire learned from past experience. Problem with earlier frame is the train is well back and the passenger part is even less noticed, good part is the station is featured more so could be way to go.

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Old 10-26-2017, 11:19 PM   #9
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Maybe give this one less of a "heavy overcast" look.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:35 PM   #10
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I'm in agreement with those that like the shot though I would maybe like to see a bit more saturation/darkening of the red loco nose for a bit more visual impact. I don't have a problem with the crossing signal being where it is in relation to the loco either, though I realize a screener in dire need of a laxative might. It might be less obtrusive if it weren't on a slant, but you can't do anything about that. Something you can do is lose that creepy face on the sign peeking around the corner of the station!
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Thanks to all for responding, tried again incorporating suggestions (except the side photo was still in) still no go, so moving on. Put on the list of later retries which oddly enough has a pretty good success rate.

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I was there when he took it, I tried a side shot left and no flash but a crew member hit me with a spot light, guess he didn't like the flash, but hey it wasn't me, smile.

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Old 10-27-2017, 02:27 PM   #12
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I was there when he took it, I tried a side shot left and no flash but a crew member hit me with a spot light, guess he didn't like the flash, but hey it wasn't me, smile.

I've been doing those kinds of shots for the past 11 years, and have done some in maybe a dozen states now. My thinking is more likely the guy was playing with you. Unless you're using high powered monolights at 1/1 really close to the cab (i.e. within 30-50 ft.), the flash really isn't that noticeable.


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With regard to cloudy shots, it's total hit or miss. I've had this accepted:
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but this rejected:
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I've been doing those kinds of shots for the past 11 years, and have done some in maybe a dozen states now. My thinking is more likely the guy was playing with you. Unless you're using high powered monolights at 1/1 really close to the cab (i.e. within 30-50 ft.), the flash really isn't that noticeable.


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I think he was playing too. Crews always want the night shots when you shoot them.

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