Old 04-07-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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With me seeing some of the 'rail only' shots, I tried my own showing some interesting colour, snow, greenery and a wear pattern.

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I couldn't show the colour of the rail head and the date at the same time. What should I do?
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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I think 2 of the 3 of mine had to be appealed to get in. I like an interesting rail head that can take a lot of sharpening and has to have a narrow depth of field. To me, your rail head isn't that interesting unless you zoomed way up on the joint. I see what you are going for, maybe black and white would look good because of the snow.

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This one is just old but isn't very visually interesting.

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This one is just old but isn't very visually interesting.

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I actully prefer the lower angle shots than the one like the rejected shot above where we're almost looking straight down at it. Ric, did you shoot from multiple angles? Or just the one?


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Old 04-07-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
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I didn't shoot the joint from multiple angles. I did shoot the date code on the 100lb rail (1922 OH CANADA) from the side just down from the joint.

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Old 04-07-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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Here is a nice rail shot, with assistance from a leaf:

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There is one I prefer to this one, taken I think by a regular forum participant, but it is buried in my comment section
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Here's a plug with the help of another leaf and a lonely spike from a line that was getting ripped up at that time to be transplanted onto another line of the same RR.
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Well, I was wondering about the low esthetic qaulity becuase I have seen so many on here. I thought the variety of colours was nice. I did flip it to B&W and I didn't care for it. It lost it's 'punch', at least in my eyes. I didn't really try a tighter crop.

So, should I accept the low esthetic quality and move on, try a tighter crop or appeal?
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