Old 06-26-2016, 04:25 AM   #26
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The lighting does look unusually harsh for 1720. Did you recover quite a bit of shadows?
I went with a smidge of shadow recovery. It was a 2 or 3 on the slider. I think the sun angle coupled with a very clean engine created the harshness. I don't think it would change the high sun rejection one bit.

The exposure meter on the camera was probably looking more at the overall scene than just the engine.
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The exposure meter on the camera was probably looking more at the overall scene than just the engine.
You didn't set the exposure before the train arrived?
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You didn't set the exposure before the train arrived?
There wasn't anything that bright in the scene before the engine arrived.
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Still can't find the screener's sweet-spot. Suggestions?

First this

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...76&key=1429987

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...98&key=6133120
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Still can't find the screener's sweet-spot. Suggestions?

First this

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...76&key=1429987

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...98&key=6133120
For RP the scene, while interesting, probably won't make it. Otherwise everything appears to be leaning considerably to the right which ain't helping the overall appearance. I'm sure you've got shots with the loco closer, so try working up one of those while still keeping some of the grounds as a backdrop.
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I'm sure you've got shots with the loco closer, so try working up one of those while still keeping some of the grounds as a backdrop.
With the train heading straight into the sun, anything closer gets a high sun rejection. Look at those rail shadows.

Can't be leaning cause that's not a rejection reason.
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For RP the scene, while interesting, probably won't make it.
I have to agree. Tough to do with just 1 engine and 1 car and the non-train space is only moderately interesting IMO.
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On the tighter one, crop more, get rid of the barn on the left edge and crop the sky. That barn is pulling the eye leftwards, making the shot feel wider than it is, with important elements at extreme left and right and then much less down the middle. Removing the barn puts emphasis on the train - everything else is rather blah anyway, but then I don't much care for the setup they have on that side of the tracks - and as a bonus puts the train farther off the edge in relative terms.
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Thanks for the insight J and Wayne! A tighter crop and a little CCW rotation did the trick.

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Hmm...it might be time to go back and revisit some of my high sun rejections.
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Hmm...it might be time to go back and revisit some of my high sun rejections.
It never hurts to go back. I've had good luck re-submitting previously rejected photos. Go back at least 12 months Jim.

I'll be looking for them. Best of Luck!!
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It never hurts to go back. I've had good luck re-submitting previously rejected photos. Go back at least 12 months Jim.

I'll be looking for them. Best of Luck!!
It would be more like 5+ years. I don't think I've taken a high sun shot in quite a few years.
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It would be more like 5+ years. I don't think I've taken a high sun shot in quite a few years.

Over the past five years I've mostly been taking high moon shots.


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