Old 03-04-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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I know, I'll get dinged on the IQ etc but it is all existing light.
What about the clutter? unsightly??? clutter (fences, trees, weeds, etc.)


Is it just about the train????

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Old 03-04-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...58&key=3754914

I know, I'll get dinged on the IQ etc but it is all existing light.
What about the clutter? unsightly??? clutter (fences, trees, weeds, etc.)


Is it just about the train????

Thanks,

Bob
I like the idea, but my guess is that the total obstruction of the locomotives below the frame make this a killer rejection.

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Old 03-04-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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I like the idea, but my guess is that the total obstruction of the locomotives below the frame make this a killer rejection.

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I understand fully, but my thinking, the platform ie "clutter", although updated if you will, is the former Rock Island platform at former Joliet Union Station an icon of the Rock in the Midwest.

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The station may be an icon, but the platform itself surely is not, and neither is the railing.

More seriously, RP really doesn't care for obstructed trucks. Just the way it is. But the overall effect matters - perhaps tone down the color the light is putting into the scene? Maybe correct the color cast so that the snow lower left corner is white or closer to it? Sometimes - hard to believe! - a screener will overlook a technical flaw if the overall impression is strong.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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The station may be an icon, but the platform itself surely is not, and neither is the railing.

More seriously, RP really doesn't care for obstructed trucks. Just the way it is. But the overall effect matters - perhaps tone down the color the light is putting into the scene? Maybe correct the color cast so that the snow lower left corner is white or closer to it? Sometimes - hard to believe! - a screener will overlook a technical flaw if the overall impression is strong.
Thanks for the comment, can't believe I left that much cast in there, I guess when you look at something for too long.

As far of that station when i was a little younger:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...498923&nseq=34

I know they replaced the traditional piping but I can tell you when I went back before the end, hung around several days and got to know the security guy. yea it changed, I wasn't 22 any more and we talked where the mail elevators were and lot of other stuff but think there were still decent photos to be had and for me was still ....................

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...493510&nseq=59

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Old 03-05-2015, 11:48 PM   #6
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I like it, railing and all.
Cooling the sodium orange does help, though.
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There needs to be a "ugly locomotive" rejection.


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I suggest getting further away but using a tighter lens so the locomotive is still the same size but you are not looking up so much.

I have never been to this location so I have of course no idea if it is possible.

Do correct the too strong orange color and you should be good.

I of course think the idea is great.

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HI, thanks for all the feedback. I did a color correction and resubmitted and rejected and now on appeal. Figured I could be on shaky ground so threw in a couple "nice" photos. Good to see my count sky rocket to 64!!!

Anyway, I was standing on a snow pile with my back to the station wall.
I understand the down sides to the photo but my "unbiased" feeling is there are some redeeming properties. Existing light does not yield too many opportunities.

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You could easily clone out the branches on the right, and the part of the sign. I think this would have been better if you hadn't cut the tops of the lights in the top corners-it's too tight as is. It's not really possible to get rid of the color cast because it's from Na-vapor lamps. Those don't produce the entire color spectrum so it can't really be corrected. Either go with it, or convert to monochrome. I generally do the latter. An example from last weekend:
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