Old 12-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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I got dinged for backlit

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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I think it's fine. Other then the boring angle, the lighting isn't too bad. You had good side light, but you seem to be lacking a good bit of nose light. I don't find it too bad, however.

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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I think it's fine. Other then the boring angle, the lighting isn't too bad. You had good side light, but you seem to be lacking a good bit of nose light. I don't find it too bad, however.

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Thanks Chase I may have one more I may try. Any suggestions on what I got already?

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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Lighting's okay, but both pics have a poor angle the produces way too much dead space. It's basically a roster shot of common power, which to pass muster needs almost perfect lighting and better composition. If it were a "scenic" shot or had something else of interest, the lighting probably would have been okay.
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Bunnell looks like an interesting place to shoot with Bay St. and Railroad St. paralleling the line with plenty of buildings/business on either side. Why not include some of them? It never hurts to ask for permission if there is a photogenic building on their property. I've done it on the local Conrail line and have gotten some interesting/rare angles that no one else has because I simply explained what I was doing and why. Offering a copy of the photo doesn't hurt if they seem puzzled.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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Bunnell looks like an interesting place to shoot with Bay St. and Railroad St. paralleling the line with plenty of buildings/business on either side. Why not include some of them? It never hurts to ask for permission if there is a photogenic building on their property. I've done it on the local Conrail line and have gotten some interesting/rare angles that no one else has because I simply explained what I was doing and why. Offering a copy of the photo doesn't hurt if they seem puzzled.
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I have but the sun angles do not not allow for it sometimes. Plus I was trying a new spot so I am not always shooting trains from the same place over and over.

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I like the train scene better than the one that focuses on just the power. It may be a no-go for RP, esp. since they did already reject it, but as a railroad shot, it works well enough for my tastes.
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Bob, I like the first one. I don't think it suffers from being backlit, but rather I see a slight lack of contrast and an opportunity for some creative cropping. The sky is gorgeous, why not crop off some of the left side, and even more of the road, in order to feature those beautiful clouds?

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Bob, I like the first one. I don't think it suffers from being backlit, but rather I see a slight lack of contrast and an opportunity for some creative cropping. The sky is gorgeous, why not crop off some of the left side, and even more of the road, in order to feature those beautiful clouds?

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Hey Stephen I may do that and try it again. I just do not want to overload the screeners with stuff

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Old 01-01-2010, 07:52 PM   #10
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Thanks Stephen

It got in

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I know the subject about getting shots in has come up again. Folks use the forums. I have over 800 in the database and I still come here for help and always get good advice.

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