Old 11-30-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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The "trying to understand PEQ" thread is nothing knew, I know. Nevertheless, any opinions on why these two may have "qualified" will be welcomed.

this one taken from my compartment on the train, the windows open enough to look out and it's not illegal!
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and this one from a few weeks ago - a brand new rapid rail system under construction and taken with permission on a railfan group visit

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If you took the shot legally than I would explain that to the screeners. The shot is fairly interesting.
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The way I see it, not to counter you, Nathan, but the first one simply lacks interest. If the power was in view, I would say otherwise, though. On the other one, it is too dark. I would lighten it and resubmit.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Out the train window shots tend to fare poorly on RP, and this one does not even show the power (usually done at a horrible angle). The tunnel reflection is cute but not enough for my tastes. The out the train window shot by (I think) Alex Ramos is the exception that proves the rule, it is several steps up in composition and light quality. It helped to be out the front of a dome instead of out the side. There is an out the side shot on RP, I was surprised to see it accepted.

The station shot, it is a station construction shot, go back and get it when there is a train. One doesn't see too many trainless platform shots on RP.
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The way I see it, not to counter you, Nathan, but the first one simply lacks interest. If the power was in view, I would say otherwise, though.
No power in view.

Landscape and /or sky is not that interesting either.


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Too dark.

The cloudy sky might actually add to the shot if you can lighten up the foreground, but bare in mind that station construction shots are not that appealing either.
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It's too dark/underexposed for one
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Speaking of PEQ's... aside from fixing the red cast, is there anything else I can do to improve this?
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Speaking of PEQ's... aside from fixing the red cast, is there anything else I can do to improve this?
Putting aside the qualities or lack thereof in the shot, I think it is a bit absurd to not only identify the power, which is presumably a few thousand feet away from the location of the shot, but to discuss yet another engine in the caption, as though engine information were somehow relevant to the shot.
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That was an accident. I tried to fix that in the queue photo data, but it apparently didn't work.
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Thanks gents, comments appreciated. On the first one I'll try and submit a shot of the same train which includes the loco.

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Out the train window shots tend to fare poorly on RP, and this one does not even show the power (usually done at a horrible angle). The tunnel reflection is cute but not enough for my tastes. The out the train window shot by (I think) Alex Ramos is the exception that proves the rule, it is several steps up in composition and light quality. It helped to be out the front of a dome instead of out the side. There is an out the side shot on RP, I was surprised to see it accepted.
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Oh wait, you said "out the dome" also:

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But to the point being made - "out the window" shots have to be something more than just what you'd ordinarily get shooting the train out the window to rise to rp.net quality. In my case I'd like to think that the composition, logo, curve, reflection + good light all came together to = winner and the dome shot almost counts as historical even though I took it in college. Am I really getting that old!

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Found it, actually wasn't a dome shot but rather an out the window shot.

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