Old 03-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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For what it's worth, I like 'em the way they are.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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The first shot is quite soft. The dark foreground and the glowing halo around the dark sign just doesn't work IMO.

The second one may benefit from a wider aspect crop. And less photoshop.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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The railroad seems to be lost more than usual for such scenic shots. You could help the second, 7835262, by cropping from the bottom for more emphasis on mountains and sky. Still, you need more separation between train and background to make the shot work.

The other: A- for effort, but the road sign comes off as a little gimmicky.
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I like the second one but a bit puzzled with what exactly you were going for on the first one, what relevance does the road sign have to take up that much of the image? Alot of very bland foreground for an image with the train that small in the frame.
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Looks good! I kind of miss the building to the right and the band of blue sky at the top, but overall the crop feels more comfortable and the train stands out more.
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