Old 08-01-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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Anything tips or thoughs on this one?
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Is this one for the personal collection?
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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Do you have more room on the right? If so, crop out the dead space on the left and add some to the right.
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Old 08-01-2010, 04:31 AM   #3
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Not really I have trees to deal with. I really wish 19 would have put the train on track 2 more room to play...
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:19 AM   #4
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You have WAY too much dead space on the left side of the image -- as-is, I can't see that getting in. You might also get dinged for high sun; note how the front handrails are not casting a shadow on the nose.

If that's the maximum amount of zoom your equipment can achieve, for future attempts at that spot with a train on the south track try moving a few steps to the left and doing a vertical composition.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:21 PM   #5
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I think a vertical shot would be a lot better, with a bit of sky in the picture too perhaps. However, I also think that may lead to the shot being rejected due to the high angle and head-on sunlight. Here is an alternative 4x5 crop
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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Glad to see the vertical crop got in!
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thanks, was wondering about this train same location as the former CNWs
Too many clouds correct?
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:57 PM   #8
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You got the better one on. I've leave it at that for now.

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The other one has extreme high sun. I don't see it getting on.
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Re-edited due to misunderstanding earlier post
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