Old 06-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Backlight/Cloudy ; not a common train

I realize the rejection... This is a VERY rare move across the CP above Lake Superior. In addition, its the first SD70M to lead through this line.

Is their any idea's on how to improve the image? I'm not going to lie but I suck as this. They sky is complete grey so I cropped it out.

For starters.. I played with it for a bit changing the lighting. The Bad crop rejection just came up, perhaps a wrong button as I shot from here before. Not a big deal...

Any help would be nice.

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:16 PM   #2
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The image suffers from poor contrast and needs to be rotated CCW at least 1-1.5 degrees. Not much you can really do as far as the lighting goes since it appears to be overcast.

Rare? It might be rare for that unit to lead a train through that neck of the woods but it's not a rare unit by any means.

Hope I'm not being too overly harsh.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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I realize the rejection... This is a VERY rare move across the CP above Lake Superior. In addition, its the first SD70M to lead through this line.
These facts are simply irrelevant to RP, they are not important criteria for determining whether to accept a shot.

This shot has been done before, Tim Gobeil seems to be the guy, here's one but there are a number of them.
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Given that, your shot is poorly lit (I wouldn't call it backlit myself, just blah overcast lighting) and doesn't have any other qualities that make the light special despite being weak.

Oh, here's one that is more like yours in terms of light, but the fogginess gives it a bit of "something" (along with a tighter look at the bridge) that yours does not have in my view.

Image © Tim Gobeil
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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Cool catch Chris. I'd have to agree with the concensus here that it's not rare enough to over-ride the cloudy/common reject. If I had a dollar everytime I was in your position, I'd have about $5... frustrating, but I'd let it go.
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Janusz, this is one of those horrendously over-shot eastern locations. Before Mink Harbour was the place to be, it was their Morants.
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Okay thanks guy's for your comments. Not much I can do about the lighting. Understood

Next time around I will be sure to bring a flag kit and stop the train and hope I get a sucker hole.
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FWIW Chris, on Monday driving into work I paced a CN WB intermodal on Hwy 401 in Ajax/Pickering... CN C44-9W, BCOL C40-8M, CN/IC C40-8W. Backlit so I didn't even both to shoot it... I've plenty of cool lash-ups with piss poor light!

Now the train a few weeks ago with a BCOL C40-8M leading on the Kingston Sub about 30 minutes past sundown... that really hurt.
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