Old 12-12-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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First, this. Is this a BS reject or is my name George?

Second, how do I make this shot work? It just doesn't quite work right now, but I really like the idea. My main goal with this shot is to illustrate the enormousness of the bridge. Thoughts?
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:54 AM   #2
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Woa, thats a cool bridge, I need to make a trip to shoot all the bridges near the GA-SC border sometime. Cropping is fine, ill let Jim handle the levelness.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:59 AM   #3
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Sometimes a bad cropping is for something minor on the margins. Here, I wonder if it is for the distracting lower right corner.

I'd say you made the vertical work fine, it is just that RP does not want it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:13 AM   #4
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Maybe knock some more off the left from the first one? I know that turns it into a "hey, look, engines!" shot, but I'm also not sure how much the tree-obscured auto rack is helping you. Agree with J about the corner. Trim a touch off the top to balance out the shot and avoid an RP-disapproved squarish crop.

I don't dislike the second one, but I question whether the train might stand out more if you had placed the engine so it was protruding above, instead of frame by, the tree line.

Also, who's Pher Reinman?
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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Yep needs a bit of CWR cropping is a bit wide showing a lot of distracting trees?
Other one is fine but it is heavy on the bottom, You have more sky? With the train closure to you.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:35 PM   #6
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First, this. Is this a BS reject or is my name George?

Second, how do I make this shot work? It just doesn't quite work right now, but I really like the idea. My main goal with this shot is to illustrate the enormousness of the bridge. Thoughts?
First one looks like it needs a little CW rotation. Not sure about the cropping.

Second one, you might need to get up to deck level for that shot to work.

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I'm guessing it's probably not possible though or else you would have already done it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:04 PM   #7
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The first one has a bit too much river I think.

I like the second one. Very interesting. The obstructing objects is absurd. What is so damn interesting about the pilot that we have to see all of it?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:24 PM   #8
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They probably could have added a Train Too Far Away reject on the second one because I think that's the bigger problem.
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I like the second one. Very interesting. The obstructing objects is absurd. What is so damn interesting about the pilot that we have to see all of it?
I think it's part of a standard that they have in place to avoid a buttload of submissions with crap blocking the nose of the train. Of course, there are always exceptions, but they probably didn't think this shot was strong enough to fall into that category.
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Thanks, I'll have to try the cropping on the second. The reason I came home with that particular head on shot of the bridge was because I planned on doing an above the bridge shot of NS 212 but the light swung around and so I didn't try it. It would have looked something like this... (on the other side)
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Also I really wanted to emphasize the enormousness of the bridge so I wanted to include a lot of it. As for train being far away I have some a little later that might work. And I think if I fix the cropping, the OO reject will likely take care of itself.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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I got nothing on the first, but that second one is awesome! Really emphasizes the size of the bridge, and leads you nicely to the train in the distance. Letting the train get closer, I feel, would take away from that emphasis.

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