Old 06-11-2009, 05:35 AM   #1
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I was borderline on whether to submit this one. I like it, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't sure what RP would think. Still, it only got dinged for Poor Lighting. So let me have it. What do you think?

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Old 06-11-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Not enough definition and too dark for my tastes.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:20 PM   #3
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I definitely think it's too dark, and that harsh glare on the steering wheel is a bit distracting.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:21 PM   #4
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That is an interesting shot. The steering wheel and instrument panel are too promintent... my assumption is the flash went off. I agree that the train needs more definition, but that may have been caused by the flash. Outside of that, neat shot.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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Agree with the dark + glare, and I would also like to interject to call you a pansy for not getting out of the car
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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Looks like you finally got around to uploading it:

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=8622

My favorite part of the rejection is "not enough light on the nose", especially when the nose isn't even visible. Good one. Or back-lit on a cloudy day? Surprised it didn't get dinged for PEQ. I suppose they're saying the side of the loco is too dark. Either way, it's an interesting idea but doesn't do much for me in the long run.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:28 PM   #7
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As a fan of your photography, Joe, I have to admit I'm not a fan of this one. I do like the idea, but there's something just too "blobby" about the whole thing that's unpleasant to the eye. It's dark and hard to look at. That combined with the steering wheel and dash being so sharp and well lit, but cut off, doesn't work for me.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:37 PM   #8
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Looks like you were shooting from a Jeep Liberty!
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:59 AM   #9
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Looks like you were shooting from a Jeep Liberty!
Good eye. I was and it belongs to my former news station.
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Looks like you finally got around to uploading it:

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=8622
Man, my memory is.... uhmmmm, now what was I saying?



I had forgotten I had tried uploading this one before. I need to keep better notes. Or to keep notes at all.
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As a fan of your photography, Joe, I have to admit I'm not a fan of this one. I do like the idea, but there's something just too "blobby" about the whole thing that's unpleasant to the eye. It's dark and hard to look at. That combined with the steering wheel and dash being so sharp and well lit, but cut off, doesn't work for me.
That's good enough for me to keep this on Flickr. Thanks for the feedback on this one again, folks.
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I think its an interesting idea but poorly executed. The rain doesnt add anything to me in this image and the reflections from the flash are fairly distracting. Try shooting again on a cloudy day, expose so that the shadows in the car can be brought out while the highlights outside can still be brought back down to an acceptable level, as long as its shot on a fairly cloudy day in RAW you would not need a flash, at least I wouldnt think so.

Also, if using flash, and if its a must, try bouncing the flash off the ceiling of the car, or use the flash card that is attached to the flash (I believe most Canon speedlites have one)(you do have a speedlite dont you? seems like I recall you mentioning it one time).
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