Old 06-21-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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I like it, but then I would. Is it really that bad?
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Old 06-21-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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Something more interesting needed to be in sharp focus, IMHO.

I do find those unusually tall signals intriguing, though.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:08 AM   #3
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Doesn't do anything for me to be honest.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:59 AM   #4
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I like it, Dave.

The signals are neat and the distortion conveys the intent of the image that you are so well communicating. And, hey - it's an "out of the camera" image.

Rejecting it, in my opinion is like rejecting a photo of a mirage because it's not tack sharp.

Reminds me of a favorite RP reject of my own - one I wish so much I made the effort to submit to CRPA's "Sequence" contest.



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Agree with mining. Prefer Mitch's no-focus point to your blob-rail focal point.

There's enough going on in that shot of interest, that rail blob is by far the least interesting part.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for comments, I appreciate anyone with an opinion. I fail to see why heat distortion is an issue as it is part and parcel of shooting in the area I have recently visited. It is what the camera sees. If the blob of rail was distracting then I came up with this from another frame.

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Think number 2 is better. I looked at camera data and it was a little confusing as camera lens and focal length didn't match up??? A problem I have is that heat distortion I like is relative? ie moving from little or none to "a lot more" but the way this is shot it is all just??? This is kind of the movie thing when a person is ready to pass out on the desert.

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You know, I've always liked the paintings of Claude Monet.

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Not an RP shot, but I do like the second version. Crop significantly off the right, I'd say; most of the weight is on the left.

Monet was a noted railroad-themed artist, of course. One of several:

http://www.arttoartpalettejournal.co...ilway-station/

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Please remove my image from the RP Forums as it infringes upon my copyright.

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What's the story with those really tall signal masts??
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