Old 10-18-2011, 01:25 AM   #1
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I'm not sure on which way to go with this one. I think the perspective came out a little odd.

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Old 10-18-2011, 01:44 AM   #2
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CCW. Color is a little odd, along with the composition and lighting. Neat scene, though.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:21 AM   #3
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Now it's bad cropping.

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So much for sticking a lens through a fence.

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The turn table gantry and shack is "too in the foreground" to be appealing as-is and is more of a foreground clutter, IMO. What about framing the right side of the photo with it, and cutting off some of the top to accommodate your size, which would also get rid of some of the wires and move everything up?
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Okay, I have some other shots framed like that where the turntable is on the bottom. I'll try that later.

For anyone interested, there was a CSX hybrid there built on what looks like a GE platform. I've never seen one like that.



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Old 10-18-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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maybe try slicing off a bit on the right. just to the right of the aforementioned gantry. don't eliminate it, just try to minimize its visual effect in the foreground.
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Really dumb idea, but I just noticed the oddly cut steps on the left side???
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You mean the stairway to nowhere? I was kind of thinking that myself. I'll see what I can do starting from scratch with the RAW file.

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Here's a redo. I'm still not sure about it though. I'll take a look at it tomorrow again when I'm not as tired.



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It still looks off to me. If anything, it is just too turntable heavy. The rest seems lost.

Not seeing a way to minimize the turntable, I tried maximizing it, see attached.
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I have some shots where the the turntable is minimal, by zooming in, but it includes much less of the building. I'll play around with them and see what I end up with. It just may be fruitless.

After all, all tracks lead to the turntable. Maybe a shot from above would be nice if I can figure out some way to do it. Maybe getting on a roof of a building?

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This is one of those scenes that would look great from an elevated location, showing the entire turntable with all the power sitting beyond it. That probably isn't possible though.
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This is one of those scenes that would look great from an elevated location, showing the entire turntable with all the power sitting beyond it. That probably isn't possible though.
I'm still thinking. There are three residential houses next to the fence and the back of the houses are adjacent to the turntable. They need a new roof. In order to make an insurance claim for a new roof due to hail damage, I'll need to get a picture of the roof for the claim. Tell the homeowner, he can get a new roof from the insurance claim in this way. Hmmmm..........still thinking.

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There you go!
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Janusz' edit is more of the direction I was leaning.

This location is possible with the turntable. Mind you my photo is 3 years old, and there isn't as much of the shops in the b/g showing as you stated. I have seen photos from here added since, but I knew where mine was and didn't feel like looking up the others.
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Do you think these would be any better? Any other problems you may see?





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Looks like one of them panned out.

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The top one might look better balanced if you snipped off the part of the shot that shows the light to the right. You may want to do the same with the bottom by getting rid of the left light, which reveals a bit of noise. I like them though...cool captures!
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