Old 05-10-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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I recently tried to get the following pictures up but came back for Backlit and Subject too far away. The latter can be fixed with a crop but how is it backlit not too high light or something else?
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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It's not backlit, but it's poorly lit.

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Old 05-10-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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Looks more like "High Sun" to me

In which case, there is no fixing it
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Poor Lighting
Bad Cropping
Horizon Unlevel
Train Too Far Away
Bad (or no) post processing
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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Looks like high sun. Its also a little dark. I'd go back in better light and try again.
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High sun and you shot way too early. Dont worry thats a common beginners mistake, I have plenty of old photos with the train seemingly a mile away as i got scared I would miss the shot and snapped too early.
wait till the train is closer to the right edge of the frame, you want the nose of the lead unit to be off center with minimal amount of space infront of it in most cases. There are exceptions but its best to learn the rules before the exceptions.

High sun means: Dont shoot between 10:30 and 3:30 in the summer months as the train will be casting shadows on itself. A good way to tell is the rail shadow, if the rail is shadowed it is high sun or your at a spot that there will be no side light.
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Hmmm location east Atlanta, is this on the Manchester south of Atlanta and north of Union City?
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Hmmm location east Atlanta, is this on the Manchester south of Atlanta and north of Union City?
Nikos, This is the Abbeville Sub at the Lawrenceville depot

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wow I fail, I was waiting at that exact spot a month or so for a NB that only got there after dark. Maybe try and incorporate the station next time to make for a more interesting shot.
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I thought that maybe this could work because of the status of the depot and the outside but I don't know. Also for the next couple days I'll be between Lawrenceville and Auburn, hopefully the light will be good as I have not found that with this portion of the subdivision.
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Abbeville can be hard to do in the summer, Athens is downright useless for most of the day, no side light anywhere.
Auburn and Dacula should be good, last time I shot that way was in March, good shots at both places.
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If you have a evening off and gas to burn, head over to Bogart around 3:30 - 4 when the light gets good and wait on a southbound, you can have a field day with him going south, alot of great shots especially around Statham.
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Some good shots in Winder too, they have a former Gainesville Midland 2-10-0 on display at the depot.
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I thought that maybe this could work because of the status of the depot and the outside but I don't know. Also for the next couple days I'll be between Lawrenceville and Auburn, hopefully the light will be good as I have not found that with this portion of the subdivision.
It is not clear what you are going for.

- if you are going for something like this shot but with a train in it, RP is not going to like that "foreground obstruction" which is the high fence in between station and track

- the shot you are showing, the station is all dark so that angle at that time of day does not work
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Summer evenings is the best time to shoot the Lawrencville depot, get on the other side of the track and get a passing train.
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