Old 11-09-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
OCtrainguy
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 37
Default Lighting question

This photo was rejected due to poor lighting.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=183033

Is the lighting related to the slight shadows on the ground near the track? The photo was taken during the mid afternoon. To me It looks like the nose of the engine is lit very well, but do notice the shadow. I'm hoping to get a better understanding of the rejection. Some feedback would be appreciated.
OCtrainguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
Joe the Photog
Senior Member
 
Joe the Photog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 7,895
Default

It's the trucks. They're mired in shadows and you can'tmake out much detail.


Joe
__________________
Joe the Photog Dot Com
Joe the Photog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 05:58 PM   #3
MOJAX
Member
 
MOJAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 55
Send a message via Yahoo to MOJAX
Default

I'm not an expert, but my opinion would be that the units are backlit. The trucks and lower side frame is very dark.

Good catch on the F40PH's
__________________
Michael O'Neil
MOJAX

My Photos at:RailPictures.Net!
MOJAX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 09:06 PM   #4
OCtrainguy
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOJAX
Good catch on the F40PH's
Thank you. It was just by accident that I saw them sitting there. There were four CP engines down by the ex-CNJ station in Bethlehem. When I went to photograph them, I saw the F40PHs and the Alco (but wasn't sure what they were) down the track. I was able to get closer and took the elevated shot.

Thanks for all the help thus far. So it was the shadow by the trucks.
OCtrainguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 09:46 PM   #5
ME 488
Senior Member
 
ME 488's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New York / Maine
Posts: 111
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OCtrainguy
When I went to photograph them, I saw the F40PHs and the Alco (but wasn't sure what they were) down the track. I was able to get closer and took the elevated shot.
OCtrainguy,
Check out this photo. It was taken just before they left Brunswick, Maine.
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20...1832285102.jpg
__________________
My photos on RP
ME 488 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2005, 11:16 PM   #6
nsnscalerailfan
Senior Member
 
nsnscalerailfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 183
Send a message via AIM to nsnscalerailfan
Default

Yeah, it was taken on the dark side of the tracks for sure.... Lighting appeared to be very hazy or high sun, manageable but not completely perfect. If the lighting was perfect you could barely see the locomotives sides. Not as harsh here. The backlighting the problem though.
nsnscalerailfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.