Old 07-07-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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I have been reading and reading on how to become a better photographer, and was wondering if I have a chance at getting any of these shots in.

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Old 07-07-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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DSC_0244 would be my choice, if I were to submit.
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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don't cut off the Pantograph
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Milwman,
Here is another shot of the 1304 with the entire pantograph. I hope this one works.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:17 AM   #5
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Better, but a bit tight on cropping at the top. Your photos are getting much better, But don't stop working on getting more and going past what you're doing now. Go and look at how others shot NJ and try there cropping and framing.
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Yet again, it seems as so your images need a boost in contrast.

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #7
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I don't understand this reject.
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To closes and not off to the side and the train in the center of the frame.
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"Bad Angle" - I don;t think the examples given apply here. The train is night in the middle of the shot here, and there is dead space to the right. Perhaps try reshooting with a wider angle lens (less zoomed in) and from a bit further away from the track, to get more of the side of the train in as well? There isn't much 'backdrop' for a telephoto shot.
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I also need help with this one, which I know I can get in sooner rather than later.
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John, do you ever see any freights in your part of the country?
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Since you usually photograph at stations, getting a shot of passengers actually boarding or disembarking a train might be worth a shot as well.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #13
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Jim,
We do have freight lines in our area, but they don't see much traffic, as passenger. However, I have been to Bound Brook, Roselle Pk, and Union, which have freight lines running through them. I haven'thad any success getting freight pictures in.
I submitted people getting on the southbound Crescent at Alexandria, but that was rejected.
Regarding the shot of the MU at Berkeley Hts, I will work on the changes. However, in the recropped shot, there will be some poles alongside the platform, that might mess up the composition. I will upload it later.

Here is another reject. I would have liked to get this shot in, of the train rounding the curve with the station, and semaphore. I'm trying to provide variety with my shots, such as trains rounding curves with signals, and station buildings. It looks like the train will be the in the shot, in my next submission, but not the station and semaphore.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=722957292

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For my tastes, the Millington shot has the most potential, but it's cropped too closely on the right.

The others are just nose shots - there's nothing else in the image of interest, which turns the photograph into a 'roster shot,' and they're too nose-on for that purpose.

Back up. Include some breathing room in the photos. (Which may require picking different locations.)
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Here is another reject. I would have liked to get this shot in, of the train rounding the curve with the station, and semaphore. I'm trying to provide variety with my shots, such as trains rounding curves with signals, and station buildings. It looks like the train will be the in the shot, in my next submission, but not the station and semaphore.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=722957292
The shadows are a real killer in that shot.
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Here are three attempted corrected attachments.
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Here is another rejected shot at Millington.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=705786&key=0

and an attempted corrected attachement below. It looked like the colors weren't bright enought in the rejected shot above
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Here is another rejected shot at Millington.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=705786&key=0

and an attempted corrected attachement below. It looked like the colors weren't bright enought in the rejected shot above
Needs more saturation, by the looks of the reject link it needs to be sharpened too.
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Here's an attempted corrected attachment, in which I added some saturation
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Here is a reject of the 5028 cab at Stirling, and what could I do to adjust the crop.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1057674948

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Here is a reject of the 5028 cab at Stirling, and what could I do to adjust the crop.
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Here is an original copy attached
I still think you have too much on the right and could take a tiny, tiny bit off the bottom. You also have a dust spot right above the center doors on the first car. Might want to take care of that.

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CBlaz,
Thank you. About the dust spot on the first car, are you referring to the center door on the cab part, or the side?
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CBlaz,
Thank you. About the dust spot on the first car, are you referring to the center door on the cab part, or the side?
It is in the sky, go straight up from the center door on the side, just above the catenary and edge of the cloud, in the blue sky.
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Here is a reject of the 5028 cab at Stirling, and what could I do to adjust the crop.
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Looks like you're not too far off, this was recently added by a local.

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Here is an updated shot at Millington. Added some saturation to it
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