Old 05-01-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Default PEQ - any ideas?

On holiday I thought I'd try something different and I was pleased with it but the rp screeners hit it with a PEQ....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...88&key=8254117

So what do you guys think? Not enough "railroad" content, poor composition or just not good enough?

Or would it help if I photoshopped a NS heritage repaint into it???

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:10 AM   #2
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Great shot... no ideas. Not their taste. But it is really cool.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:20 AM   #3
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The only think PEQ I see about the shot is that wacko crazy big watermark trashing the top. I wonder if those are applied before or after screening. I suspect after.

Otherwise, actually, I like the balance, the dominant single person on the right and the groups on the left, it works well.
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I think it's good, but not for RP. Don't discard a picture just because RP doesn't like it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:03 AM   #5
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Because of this one,

Image © MarkT
PhotoID: 356894
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and this one,

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and this one;

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we know you can take an excellent picture so suggestions should sound elementary.

However, we also know another set of eyes can see what we cannot.

With this one, I am given only half a reason to look at the image. Half because the bright, highlighted main subject is too blocked by the silhouettes of the people. I am fighting to see what you are trying to show me. But being lazy, I give up, consider the story unimportant and move on.

To improve it, I think being higher might work. Or have the silhouettes in better places so they don't block but instead lead the eye to the interest which is the train. Also the horizon line of the image is too close to the middle. More roof, less floor. (Unless there is an interesting subject in the low foreground.)

Lastly, that humungous watermark is not doing you any aesthetic favors.

I must admit, however, this New Yorker can only wish to have a crack at far off Bangladesh photomaking. I am most envious. Good luck Mark.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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However, we also know another set of eyes can see what we cannot.
Indeed! And thats the beauty of forums such as this.

Thanks all the replies - I'll have a play in PS tonight and give it another try. If not then I certainly wont be discarding the photo!
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