Old 03-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Meh? I shot with Steven McKay here, my angle is slightly different, yes similar but that's the kicker. His is in....mine isn't? Yet...they're similar? Steven is a good buddy of mine, not calling him out....more inconsistency with screening perhaps? I haven't uploaded in some time to pay attention just because of this very reason. Anyways, opinions? I have frames before and after this one to work with.


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Old 03-29-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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Your subject is centered. I think you need to move it up or down.

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Old 03-29-2012, 03:27 AM   #3
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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My 2 cents.

1st one: bottom, up to the old rail and the left side with maybe a hair off the right.

2nd one: bottom and then the right side. Btw, nice shot!
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:21 AM   #5
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Not that it was dinged for it, but the first one looks overexposed, especially noticeable on the nose/face area of the lead unit...
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You got a bit better light on that first train than I did in Gainesville, GA Saturday afternoon.
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Ben, the second one looks excellent composition wise. I would be damn happy to call that my own. I would, IMO, crop it more like this.

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And for the first one, I would go more like this, but I could be wrong.

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Meh? I shot with Steven McKay here, my angle is slightly different, yes similar but that's the kicker. His is in....mine isn't? Yet...they're similar? Steven is a good buddy of mine, not calling him out....more inconsistency with screening perhaps? I haven't uploaded in some time to pay attention just because of this very reason. Anyways, opinions? I have frames before and after this one to work with.
You seem to have developed an obsession with foreground dried grasses.

Seriously, it isn't that your angle is "slightly different", it is that the different angle greatly emphasis the dried foliage. There is too much of it in the signal shot also, especially below the signal base where a bit of wind caused a blur.

My main complaint with the signal shot is that I find, for my tastes only!, that the sky is much too bright. I prefer night shots that have a stronger sense of night, of darkness.
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I don't want the shot to be too top heavy in fear I'll get a comp/balance rejection or another cropping. Dunno what to do...

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Well, one thing you can do is put it aside. You have shot much better. And it isn't like the world is pining for yet another Horseshoe wedgie with ugly foliage. Heck, we just got one a few days ago, from Steven! I can't speak for the RP community, but personally, I'm set for now.
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Gotchya, I'm getting into a freaking gotta shoot for RP mood. And I was doing so well!
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Gotchya, I'm getting into a freaking gotta shoot for RP mood. And I was doing so well!
Yep. It's a disease....kinda like kudzu - you think you've got it all killed - and then here it comes again!
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Gotchya, I'm getting into a freaking gotta shoot for RP mood. And I was doing so well!
Keep going at it, and it'll wear off eventually, opening your mind to the great freedom of not-for-RP photography!
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Amen to that!
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... and Amen to that, too!
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Meh? I shot with Steven McKay here, my angle is slightly different, yes similar but that's the kicker. His is in....mine isn't?
That's because your name isn't Steven McKay.































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