Old 11-10-2012, 05:42 AM   #1
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Thoughts are welcome.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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I'd hate to crop any of it; all the elements around the edges set the scene as a residential neighborhood: The house behind the trees on the left, the white picket fence on the right, even the driveway entrance on the bottom. It may not be what RP wants in a train photo, but regardless of what the screeners decided I like it.

Is the first pole on the right intended to be a milepost with the four white bands, or is that just a coincidence?
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:35 AM   #3
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Thanks, Dave - unfortunately I don't know the answer on the telephone pole. CF
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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How about this:

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #5
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GBR's adjustment is as good as any. There is a distinct imbalance in that the top half is rich with detail and the bottom is a relatively bland gray expanse.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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There is a distinct imbalance in that the top half is rich with detail and the bottom is a relatively bland gray expanse.
Agreed - maybe you can go more panoramic? RP seems to sporadically bend the rules allowing you to go wider and shorter - at least on Thursdays.

Either that, or try it again with your car parked on the ROW.

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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Sadly, this run is about to go away forever (and may even now only be running at night even just a week since I snapped this).

The original frame is actually much wider than what I submitted. I hear you guys about the road, but to me that is the story also (the road).

I submitted a tighter one - and that's the ticket.

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Maybe I'll try the wider frame some time in the future (have it with the train even further back).

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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On second thought - not bad at all. Glad it got in!

I'd have accepted it first time around and in a heartbeat on appeal.

It is after all, as you stated, about road and not a more generic wedge with a pretty sky. Force of habit, anytime I see an expansive foreground I assume it was done to "get it on RP" aka: Not enough interest above. The foreground here does carry it's weight.

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It's a nice shot, Charles.
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Thanks, Gents. Yeah, since I wrote that caption I have been told by another fan out here that they heard only the night job was going to go down this track for its last month in existence - so this may well end up being my last ever shot here.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:57 AM   #11
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Is the first pole on the right intended to be a milepost with the four white bands, or is that just a coincidence?
The bands are reflective and they are so you can see the pole while driving down the road at night.

This is particularly useful in the rural areas, when line crews are attempting to locate the poles at night.

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