Old 10-11-2016, 02:54 AM   #1
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Picking out some photos to submit for my 2 slots tomorrow and wanted advice on annything I should try to improve before I submit.

The BNSF shot was taken with permission from the crew of the train and a maintainer on the ground.

The UP shot is on CSX in NY between Buffalo and Batavia on August 28th, the day the NYC signal bridges were removed and new signals were cut in, as can be seen with the crew staging equipment to remove the bridge.
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:08 AM   #2
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I think the BNSF one would be rejected for "going away".
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:22 PM   #3
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I think the BNSF one would be rejected for "going away".
That is likely, a cloudy rejection is also likely.

The other one is way too loose on the right. Crop to where the SUV is at right and even there it might be too loose for rp. A train on the next track over would certainly work better.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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I rather like the shot at Moffat Tunnel. Less than ideal lighting, but interesting perspective, good depth of field, and lots of interesting detail. You might try to punch up the lighting a bit by post processing, and perhaps crop a bit differently to get the poles on the fight either all in or all out of the image.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:52 PM   #5
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I rather like the shot at Moffat Tunnel. Less than ideal lighting, but interesting perspective, good depth of field, and lots of interesting detail. You might try to punch up the lighting a bit by post processing, and perhaps crop a bit differently to get the poles on the fight either all in or all out of the image.
I agree John, I thought the perspective was interesting with the signals and tunnel and think it's more than a "going away" shot (it's stationary). I have done a first pass at post processing (with lightroom), so can you offer what you think I should bump up or down? shadows? vibrance? Thanks
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:44 PM   #6
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Neither one of them is very good. Lighting is not good, especially the first one. Plus with the Moffat Tunnel one they would probably reject it because it's pretty obvious you are trespassing... they tend to reject photos where your vantage point is OBVIOUSLY trespassing.
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Neither one of them is very good. Lighting is not good, especially the first one. Plus with the Moffat Tunnel one they would probably reject it because it's pretty obvious you are trespassing... they tend to reject photos where your vantage point is OBVIOUSLY trespassing.
As I stated though, I was invited over by the crew of the train and the maintainer on the ground nearby to take the shot....
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:35 AM   #8
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I rather like the BNSF shot. I think it has a better shot of getting in of the two.
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I like the first shot. I have going away and cloudy shots in the database, so they do accept them if they are interesting for one reason or the other. You would have to emphasize you had permission to take the shot, and even then they might not buy it since they don't really know you that well yet, but I think it's worth a shot. I'd warm it up and brighten it up a little in Lightroom, and probably add a touch of clarity and sharpening.

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Brent, I like the way that looks so I will give it a try to replicate that. Thanks.
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Joseph,

Here's what I did in Lightroom:

Temp +5
Exposure +.50
Shadows +15
Whites +15
Clarity +10
Sharpening +20
And then just because I like it (but some don't):
Post Crop Vignetting -3 with a midpoint of 65
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:23 AM   #13
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Resubmitted some prior rejects after editing but have these two piced out for tomorrow's 2 slots. Open to thoughts....Thanks
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:25 AM   #14
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I can't see either of those getting on. The first is the very definition of cloudfucked and besides the fact that everything is in shadow while the sky is bright blue, it has a heavy greenish tint and there's a distinct halo along the horizon line. As for the second, they rarely accept dark-side shots unless there's something particularly unique about the composition, and I'm afraid that's not the case for this one. The fact that the nose is half-lit and the lighting is very harsh don't help it any further. For my tastes, the colour balance is a little on the blue side of things.

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Old 10-13-2016, 02:45 PM   #15
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Got this one accepted, thanks for the help Brent.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592405/

Also, what is the proper way of linking an accepted photo?
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Got this one accepted, thanks for the help Brent.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592405/

Also, what is the proper way of linking an accepted photo?
[photoid=xxxxxx], where xxxxxx is the photo number, will get you this:

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Old 10-13-2016, 05:47 PM   #17
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Thank you.

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Old 10-13-2016, 09:19 PM   #18
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Got this one accepted, thanks for the help Brent.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/592405/

Also, what is the proper way of linking an accepted photo?
Just saw it in the database. Looks good, glad it was accepted.
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