Old 10-15-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
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I may be a glutten for punishment, but I keep trying . . . .

One of my favorite types of railroad photographs is what I call the "night shot in the daytime". It may be that I am the only one who likes this type of photo. So, should I stop wasting the screener's time with shots like this . . . .

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Old 10-15-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
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It is not dramatic enough to compensate for the obvious "distracting shadows" or dull color.
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Rob,In this shot the shadows are distracting as it cover alot of the ground and also cover about 50% of the engines.If you catch it as aglint shot so the angel of the sun should be very low as possible.I like the colours of the trees behind the train and the effect of the smoke that coming out of the units on the trees.And also the lead power isnot very common.
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Old 10-15-2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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Thank you for your comments.

This type of shot is different than a glint shot in that it is vastly more muted. To me, a glint shot had very bright highlights that completely wash out the underlying color. There is more of a silhouette effect with glint shots.

This shot has more muted highlights that brings out the edges of the subject and separate it from the background without putting it completely in silhouette. If the lead unit had been painted instead of just in primer you would have been able to read the logo on the nose (I would have preferred that to a primered unit anyway).

Glint shots are more dramatic, but this would be a pianissimo to a glintís fortissimo.

There's an old saying that goes something like "if you have to explain the joke, then it wasn't funny." I guess that I'm not only out of the box but in my own little world with this type of shot.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:59 PM   #5
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Rob,

Keep on trying. I like this type of shot, but there is at least one screener that doesn't! You might have better luck shooting with the power back about 10 car lengths, where there aren't any side shadows. You would have had good light on the side of the units and it would have been a better shot. Shadows on the ground are fine, on the sides of the engines probably not.

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Personally, I like it. I know that's not much to say.....
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Yeah, they didn't want this one either... only way to get this place. (attached)

I got this one in:

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but I was able to get it in a high-contrast situation.

That's the curse of the Middle Division-trying to shoot eastbounds in the afternoon! Nice try though for Cove.

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Personally, I like it. I know that's not much to say.....
Maybe not, but I'll second it. It would have been more interesting than some recently added shots. *rolls eyes*
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