Old 01-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
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The units were approaching me after they had turned the train on the CF line wye. I thought it was an interesting power set, a catfish and a high hood GP38.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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The train is just kind of stuck on the left side of the image and that is your problem. Maybe you could loosen the crop to balance it out a bit.
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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Even though you can't really see the GP too well, it's still a nice shot. The Bad Angle rejection doesn't really apply here, I don't think. I also like the U-Haul. Then again onsecond thought, maybe they think the train is too close to the camera, too in your face.
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Aren't long-hood forward shots generally frowned upon? To me this is what explains the "Bad Angle" thing (but I do personally enjoy LHF shots).
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Why would they be frowned upon.
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Why would they be frowned upon.
It seems they are considered equally to going-aways shots by the screeners... in my experience, at least. I know there are many LHF shots in the DB.
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Well they are not going away shots, so I dont know why they would be considered as such.
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I had this shot rejected for bad angle sometime back. I guess different screeners have different opinions, because I've also seen many LHF shots in the database.
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The units were approaching me after they had turned the train on the CF line wye.
It usually doesn't really matter which way the train is going, as long as it appears to be coming towards the viewer. This one makes it look like the trains going away. That would be my guess as to why it got bad angle.

All these are officially going away shots, but it looks like the train is coming towards you because of the rear facing DPU.

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