Old 03-29-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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After maybe 10 different attempts, I still can't seem to make a winner out of this bridge:

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I'm thinking it's maybe cropping related, or maybe whole idea behind this shot just all-out sucks. Thoughts?
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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After maybe 10 different attempts, I still can't seem to make a winner out of this bridge:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1087484460

I'm thinking it's maybe cropping related, or maybe whole idea behind this shot just all-out sucks. Thoughts?
The last, I fear. The problem is that the bridge, in the view here, has no focal point - no main central span, for example, and in this shot the eye has nowhere to go - it's just two bands of light and a few diagonals in the bridge structure. There is no subject in the image, in the sense of composition.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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I don't think the shot sucks - I actually like the color and the line of the bridge leading you from lower right to upper left. I think, however, the issue here may be that the image isn't "railroady" enough for RP. The streak is a train, yes, but I think the color of the lower part of the bridge overwhelms the train. Neat shot, just not RP's cup of tea, I think.

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Hmm, I liked the shot. The clouds give it an interesting feeling, although I don't think this shot will make RP. I'd defintiely hold onto it though, as it's a great photo, in my opinion, just not exactly what RP is looking to publish.

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Old 03-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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I like the idea, but I don't think this particular shot will make RP. I think the bridge is just too small, leaving too much dead space. Is there a way you could move down the shoreline and get closer, for an angle like this:

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If you can get more of a 3/4 angle where the bridge fills up more of the picture, it should have a decent chance of getting accepted. Good luck.

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I like the idea, but I don't think this particular shot will make RP. I think the bridge is just too small, leaving too much dead space. Is there a way you could move down the shoreline and get closer, for an angle like this:

Image © Erik Rasmussen
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If you can get more of a 3/4 angle where the bridge fills up more of the picture, it should have a decent chance of getting accepted. Good luck.

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I had tried an angle like the first photo you referenced, but that was rejected as well. I'm wary of moving in any closer than that since I would lose the reflection in the water.
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First off, I love the shot. Every time that I went there to try to get something like this either the light rail was going over when I pulled in, or going over as I was pulling out of the lot. I think you almost need to be up on a hill parallel to the tracks to get a decent shot I think. The other thing is with the 2 rail bridges being there your shot looks like the truss bridge has the lights on it from the light rail bridge.

Another member from the area has one in but from the opposite side:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...244159&nseq=28

Or try and approach like this:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...250614&nseq=21


My shots have been unsuccessful as well see attached photo. My shutter speed was to slow to stop it in motion and not long enough to get the blurred effect. Just need to go back and try again with out the kids.
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