Old 01-26-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Opinion: Too much snow?

In these two shots, do you find the falling snow to be too distracting? Is it too heavy and obscuring the subject or is it acceptable given they are shots of trains in moderate to pretty heavy snowstorms?
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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In these two shots, do you find the falling snow to be too distracting? Is it too heavy and obscuring the subject or is it acceptable given they are shots of trains in moderate to pretty heavy snowstorms?
Personally, I REALLY like these. I think the 2nd one may be a tad dark though. Some may think this is too much snow but I don't. I would try it. You never know! You may be pleasantly surprised!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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First one is decent, but the second on is GREAT. I'd lighten it up just a tad, though.
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I like them both!
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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I think the second one would look great enlarged and hanging on a wall. I love it because there is nothing telling me what the date is...could have easily been taken 15-20 years ago. Just a beautiful snowy scene with a busted codeline pole and a nice red engine for great contrast.

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:20 AM   #6
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That is my favorite weather to shoot in right there!

The second one works much better. Were these already submitted and rejected? If so... reason?
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the positive remarks, guys. I agree that the 2nd is the better shot and that it does needs a little brightening. Monitor I use at home always makes the images look brighter to me... I check on my monitor at work, adjust, then submit. Neither have been submitted, so there is no rejection to report.

That is pretty much my favorite type of weather to shoot in, but it's kinda difficult to get around in without something bigger than my little Mazda chase vehicle... a few roads defeated me and I had to turn back. Rest assured, though, I also plowed a few, too. New vehicle will be better suited to this task. That said, I had a great day and got a decent series of shots that day... err, weekend as the day before was fairly sunny with alot of snow on the ground. Most shots have the train pushing that mound of snow. And yes, that blown ditchlight was working when they left Toronto Yard.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:48 AM   #8
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Very good photos! I agree with the others and think the second one is the best, but does need to be brightened up just a tad. I love how's it plowing through the snow as the heavy snow continues to fall. Both are very nice photos, overall.

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Yeah, that second one is pretty money...
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Can only agree with the majority here. With a little work, the second one has SC written all over it (at least if I'm screening)!
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #11
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I guess I'll be playing around with it tonight
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That is pretty much my favorite type of weather to shoot in, but it's kinda difficult to get around in without something bigger than my little Mazda chase vehicle.




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Old 01-27-2009, 06:36 PM   #13
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The snow covers all the rust on mine

Mechanically very reliable, though the body sucks. And now, she's buring oil at 122,000 miles. Still, six and a half years of torture and it's still going... can't complain.
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The snow covers all the rust on mine

Mechanically very reliable, though the body sucks. And now, she's buring oil at 122,000 miles. Still, six and a half years of torture and it's still going... can't complain.
Only 122,000?? 5 years and 150,000 for me. Yeah, and it's starting to rust, too.
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I'm part of the Mazda club as well. '03 Protege 5 with 75,000 miles on it. (no pic currently, sorry) Been a great car since I got it when it was new.

Need new tires though (it'll be the third set). The tires I have on it currently are TERRIBLE in the snow. No traction whatsoever, especially accelerating from a stop. And this happens in just a couple inches of snow.

EDIT: As far as rust, mine is clean except for the small dented area around the rear wheel well where someone hit it in a parking lot.

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So Mike, what happened to these shots, especially the 2nd one??
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I'm also a member of the Mazda club - a 2002 Protege5 with 116,000 or so miles on it. Fortunately I don't live in the land of frequent snow, so no rust due to all that salt! I sure go through the tires though. I think I'm on my 5th set.

So, what did happen with those pictures?

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Rejected - cropping.
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Rejected - cropping.
Ok...so recrop? The second photo definitely deserves to be here. Hell, I bet it gets a LOT of favorites, too (including one from me. )

What are you waiting for? Recrop that sucker and get it up!
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Ok...so recrop? The second photo definitely deserves to be here. Hell, I bet it gets a LOT of favorites, too (including one from me. )

What are you waiting for? Recrop that sucker and get it up!
Oh, I'll redo it sometime this week... just busy at work and comin' home kinda late
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Oh, I'll redo it sometime this week... just busy at work and comin' home kinda late
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Thanks, but I'll be OK Jim. My feeling is that the screener didn't like it because it was centered and not following the rule of thirds. I prefer the way it's cropped using the tree's to frame the train. I'll rework it, but it'll stay centered. If it gets rejected... oh well, not like I'm getting paid
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I prefer the way it's cropped using the tree's to frame the train. I'll rework it, but it'll stay centered. If it gets rejected... oh well, not like I'm getting paid
Make sure thats what you say in the appeal, thats what you wanted and shot it that way.
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OK. So I've been playing with the second shot on again, off again... this is where I'm at now. What think ye?
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OK. So I've been playing with the second shot on again, off again... this is where I'm at now. What think ye?
I don't like the second try. It's cropped too close this time. I really like the trees on your first attempt. Also, I think it's too bright...it looses the mood.
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