Old 02-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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All of your photos are soft and the color/contrast is off. The only thing I particularly think stands a chance is the first one. It's too centered as is. Lighting is good. I'd increase the exposure, adjust the contrast respectively and maybe boost the colors a hair.

The rest, I don't like them.

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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What's the fascination with shooting from the end of the platform centered between the tracks? You end up with the train in the middle of the frame and nothing around it. There's a lot more interesting angles in JLS than that one.

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Crop tighter.
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I have to agree they all look soft and seem to have a blue hugh to them.

As for the wye, I like the idea of the engine right about to split the wye and for me, my eye follows the tracks to the train. If it's to far way or started to move in one direction, it looks that appeal.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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My advice would be to look at a lot of photos on RP and analyze their compositions. Once you have a feel for composition, start thinking of places where you could get it. You gotta build up your eye so you can look at a place and go, "this would be the best, most interesting composition."

Also go onto youtube or other websites and watch videos about photography. They can teach you a lot. I'll give you a quote from one of them:
"Dead center is deadly".

If you get anymore rejections, don't be afraid to send them over to me. I'm always willing to try and work with the photographer and the photo.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #7
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What time of the day are you taking these pictures and what kind of camera? I'm just trying to figure out why they have a blue tone to them.
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EXIF shows an Olympus.. That would explain the blue tone.

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EXIF shows an Olympus.
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How/where did you get the EXIF info?
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How/where did you get the EXIF info?
I have a EXIF plug-in on my web browsers. Opanda is what I'm using, IIRC.

http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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I have a EXIF plug-in on my web browsers. Opanda is what I'm using, IIRC.

http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/

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Cool. I'll give this a try.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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i warmed the tone and re-submitted some of them cropped angled differently, they all got rejected of course but i appealed one that i felt was really good:
i used the olympus camera because it has 8 MP and my other one takes better videos...they turn out better then you'd think with a normal digital camera...
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here's that photo:
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That's MUCH better. I would try submitting that. You might get cropping, but you are definitely on to something with that one.
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I'm a full time Google Chrome user and didn't know they had a EXIF available that was that extensive. The only one I was aware they had was a very vague one. I uninstalled it immediately after trying it put the first time.

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With your latest crop, I would take a little off of the bottom, just to get the locomotives in the bottom third. Other than that I think you should be fine.
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Needs a touch of leveling on my monitor. The color is much, much improved. I concur with the cropping, it's very verticle rectangular.
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