Old 04-12-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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The sky looks ok, the sun may be a bit much, I can take that down some more, the train looks nice and sharp, windmills look great, might be those trees on the right? I used shadow highlight to bring out the train slightly, but in turn brought out the trees. Which aren't supposed to be seen anyways, I'd like them a bit darker. If and only if that's the issue, which I think it is. Just need a few opinions. Besides the trees, I'm not seeing PIQ on this one. Just need a 2nd set of eyes, thanks!

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Old 04-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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The sky looks good to me, which would have the first thing I would have looked at for image quality. I really like the color there.

So yes, I think its the trees. Keep working on this one, its a really nice shot.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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Look closer at the locomotive. It's grainy and it gives the appearance of poor image quality. The trees don't look so hot either, as you already mentioned.

But you've got other problems. The sun has risen too high in the sky and is not a big blob. The rest of the sky seems a bit bright as well. And an even bigger problem is the placement of the train. You've got a big dark blob of trees taking up 3/4 of the frame, with a train pushed off to the left hand side. It doesn't help the the locomotive doesn't have its ditch lights on.
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I dont really care for it. The sun is still to high for my taste and I know that you could do nothing about this. Why did you choose to go vertical? Had it been composed another way I think it may work.
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Not a fan. Sun is too blown out and attracts the eye right away. Also just missed great light on the train, looks too dark to me as is.
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At the size the power is, Thats all he has is pixels, no detail. I am with walter it's the cropping and the big dark trees sucks life out of the shot. And may get rid of most the sun too? The photo has a lot that works but needs to zoom in to what working.
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quite noisy, and unattractive to me. Sorry.

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Bummer, thanks guys.

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I dont really care for it. The sun is still to high for my taste and I know that you could do nothing about this. Why did you choose to go vertical? Had it been composed another way I think it may work.
Agreed, Walter. Vertical shows the blown out sun and not enough focus on the train. The cropping isn't the best, I find the locomotive to be just a bit too far left in the frame.

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