Old 02-17-2014, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default Streak shot in the fog, yes or no?

This didn't turn out as nice as I thought it would. Long exposure kind of washed out certain parts of the frame and the fog is not as pronounced as it looked in person. Anyway, worth submitting or not?

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Old 02-17-2014, 01:44 AM   #2
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I don't think so. Maybe if you work the sliders and color some to make it more electric, but if it were mine I wouldn't try.

Then again, I don't like or take streak shots so I could be steering you wrong due to personal bias.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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This didn't turn out as nice as I thought it would. Long exposure kind of washed out certain parts of the frame and the fog is not as pronounced as it looked in person. Anyway, worth submitting or not?

I really like the colors, and I can live with the branches at right, but the branches at upper left really don't help the shot IMO. If you can find an angle without those I like it.

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:15 AM   #4
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I see nothing that indicates any railroad presence in this shot
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Can't tell it's a train. Can tell it's unlevel.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:14 AM   #6
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No...I don't think that's a good one. Nice concept, but it just doesn't do it. For all we know, that could be a semi streaking across in the background.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:16 PM   #7
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I see nothing that indicates any railroad presence in this shot
He's missing 3 points of light. Perhaps he should have cloned those in somewhere.
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I really like the colors, and I can live with the branches at right, but the branches at upper left really don't help the shot IMO. If you can find an angle without those I like it.
On the other hand I myself do not mind the branches at the upper left, but the ones bottom right are too in-your-face for me. I'd like to see it with a bit more contrast but that's just a simple adjustment. I do like how you caught the crossing gates lowering, that for me unmistakably identifies it as a train passing by.
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Cropping out most of those lower-right branches makes them easier to live with but now the upper left ones are too prominent, and their motion blur becomes too much of a distraction.
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Playing some more with the crop to minimize both bunches of branches may help more, I dunno. Just a quick try here. To me it looks better.
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Michael might be right, try to find a spot without the branches, and the same sky, and try again!
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I'm kind of surprised this one only got 341 shots to date

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:46 PM   #11
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I'm kind of surprised this one only got 341 shots to date

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Ya that should go in the "Going Unnoticed" thread
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Really dislike the branches on top and bottom. Great idea, not awful execution, but nothing shouts railroad about it. Maybe more of a blur would have worked?
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I see nothing that indicates any railroad presence in this shot
Railroad crossing to the left of the image. What appears to be a streak that aligns with how I think a train should look is seen crossing what it pretty obviously a railroad bridge. Other than that, nothing railroad at all.



The main thing that kills it for me is the tree in the foreground.
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I'm gonna give it a couple more tries. Like I said in the first post, it didnt turn out as well as I thought it would.
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......... but if it were mine I wouldn't try.
Why?

It is not like the LSAT where you get points off for guessing.

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Any ideas on this one?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...36&key=9799226

I'm just not seeing it
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I don't really see it either, Troy.

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I don't really see it either, Troy.
I had an earlier edit before sharpening I saved, I sharpened it less, we'll see...

As someone said a couple of days ago and I paraphrase "I question the level of scrutiny some photos get"
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P.i.q.....

LOL no matter what I do i can't get that I and Q to be capitalized! WTF??
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P.i.q.....

LOL no matter what I do i can't get that I and Q to be capitalized! WTF??
Which shot are you referring to?
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Railroad crossing to the left of the image. What appears to be a streak that aligns with how I think a train should look is seen crossing what it pretty obviously a railroad bridge. Other than that, nothing railroad at all.



The main thing that kills it for me is the tree in the foreground.
The railroad crossing is the only thing, and it takes up 1/60th of the image, the bridge is a barely visible generic concrete bridge which could just as easily be a road just as the streak of light could be a truck.
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Why?

It is not like the LSAT where you get points off for guessing.

Nothing ventured, nothin gained.
Not sure if you're kidding or not, but I wouldn't try because I don't care for it. I'm not posting to get everything on I can. I'm posting shots I like.
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Getting back to this other shot, one of the screeners must be drunk or bored:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...36&key=9799226 <-- oversharpened
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=4368938 <-- undersharpened

Really guys?

On BOTH shots, I selectively did not sharpen the water area, thinking it looked better that way
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I'm kind of surprised this one only got 341 shots to date

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In my experience, sunset/glint shots tend to do pitiful views.
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Getting back to this other shot, one of the screeners must be drunk or bored:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...36&key=9799226 <-- oversharpened
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=4368938 <-- undersharpened

Really guys?

On BOTH shots, I selectively did not sharpen the water area, thinking it looked better that way
Blend them together on PS, and you should have it right?

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