Old 05-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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I'm guessing - train centered? How can I reconcile this with the pole line? I have room on the bottom and on the right only, however...

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Old 05-12-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Looks just fine to me. What is the story behing that code line being so far away from the tracks?
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:32 AM   #3
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Thanks, J - it doesn't belong to the main line, but to a spur that passes a short distance behind me.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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And now we've progressed to the horizon:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...17&key=8479329

Now, the train is on a downward grade and there is wide-angle distortion... any ideas?

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Can you step back at all at this location? That would allow you to bring the elements closer together by zooming in a bit. If you back up a bit and zoom in, you can bring pole and wires closer to the train, which will also bring the train closer into the frame overall. As is, the two subjects, the train and the codeline, are separated a bit too much.
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I agree that Jim's advice will probably make for a more RP-suitable shot, but I do like it as it is, the extra separation to me is a feature, not a bug.

As for the level, it doesn't help that the sapling on the right is fairly close to vertical whereas the poles in the distance on the left are not. Perhaps a better balancing between those two will make look more level.
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Can you step back at all at this location? That would allow you to bring the elements closer together by zooming in a bit. If you back up a bit and zoom in, you can bring pole and wires closer to the train, which will also bring the train closer into the frame overall. As is, the two subjects, the train and the codeline, are separated a bit too much.
Something to think about; I'll give it a try next chance I get.

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I agree that Jim's advice will probably make for a more RP-suitable shot, but I do like it as it is, the extra separation to me is a feature, not a bug.

As for the level, it doesn't help that the sapling on the right is fairly close to vertical whereas the poles in the distance on the left are not. Perhaps a better balancing between those two will make look more level.
Ah-ha! That might be the key. I'll give it a go.

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Well, after rotating it and a quick rejection for underexposed...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...41&key=3253765

Back to square one.

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I have no idea what one could consider to be wrong ...
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I have no idea what one could consider to be wrong ...
Thanks anyway, J, I'll tinker with it and see if I'm able to come up with something. If not, oh well.

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Jaques, is this the same shot in on appeal or a reshoot? When I saw it on the db I thought "great, he got it in" but then I started wondering if you had to do anything to make it more "acceptable" in their eyes. Can't tell as all the reject links have timed out.
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Jaques, is this the same shot in on appeal or a reshoot? When I saw it on the db I thought "great, he got it in" but then I started wondering if you had to do anything to make it more "acceptable" in their eyes. Can't tell as all the reject links have timed out.
Some superficial cropping, but I think it was just luck of the draw on this one. Thanks, Wayne!

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