Old 07-19-2014, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Loose composition...

This one kind of stumped me. I know there's a lot of sky, but without it, the image feels different. I suppose it's possible that the ground could be cropped a little, but too much makes the image unbalanced. The sides have a bit of "breathing room," but is it too much?

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:32 AM   #2
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This one kind of stumped me. I know there's a lot of sky, but without it, the image feels different. I suppose it's possible that the ground could be cropped a little, but too much makes the image unbalanced. The sides have a bit of "breathing room," but is it too much?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...11&key=5480707

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Way too much sky. Yes the sky is interesting and should be visible.... but not that much of it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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NS bought an engine from a leaser???
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Okay, sky has been chopped. Does it need more, or is this better?

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NS bought an engine from a leaser???
They picked up a bunch of SD40-2s from HLCX. I saw a few that had old BNSF paint, but they're black now.
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Okay, sky has been chopped. Does it need more, or is this better?

It's definitely better, and I like it as is, but by rp standards it's possible they'll want even less sky.
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NS bought an engine from a leaser???
Lots of them, some have even made it up to Canada.

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It's definitely better, and I like it as is, but by rp standards it's possible they'll want even less sky.
No....that's a good one, even if RP doesn't accept it (they should....). The sky is the best part of the shot, although you can't let it completely dominate the scene.
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NS and CSX are so hard up for power they are buying up every 6 axle they can. They are putting them into service immediately until business slows up enough for them to put them into their respective rebuild programs.

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I'm partial to the original, myself... the train is more than prominent enough in the scene, there's nothing wrong with letting the sky take a bit of precedence.

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Default Another one with too much sky

I don't remember the exact reason this was rejected, but presumably it was related to too much sky. I thought the sky was rather dramatic.
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Cropped version was accepted. Thanks, guys.
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Loyd, I understand they need power but they can lease just as easily. Why are they buying?
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Loyd, I understand they need power but they can lease just as easily. Why are they buying?
Because the ultimate goal is to rebuild them into SD40-3's for CSX, and SD40E's for NS.

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No accounting on the too much sky rejection; they let these two in.

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For your shot Hunter, I'd say that screener wanted more concentration on the train.

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John West, I think you would have gotten that one in if the engine was rear coupled.

Also John, I remember you saying to me that while you thought the sky in my ACELA shot was certainly dramatic, you also wondered if it was appropriate.

I wonder that myself. However, I am a sucker for dramatic skies so I am good with it. Sorta.
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In the future, please come back with the RP link so we can see it in accepted form using [photoid=xxxxxx].
Sorry, here you go.

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B7BBQ, Dennis was trying to teach you the right way. Put in the command starting with the "[" and fill in the "xxxxxx" with the number of your shot. That way we see the thumb and not just the link.

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Dang, sometimes I'm really slow. Don't mind me.

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Okay, now I see.
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Dang, sometimes I'm really slow. Don't mind me.
Hunter, it is not you; I did not explain it well.

That is why Janusz is here.
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Don't feel bad....I just learned out to read my wrist watch last week.
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Don't feel bad....I just learned out to read my wrist watch last week.
You finally got a Mouse Mouse watch huh?
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Don't feel bad....I just learned out to read my wrist watch last week.
Seems like you still have some other things to work on though.
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