Old 12-12-2005, 01:40 AM   #1
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Default Silhouette shot underexposed?

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Old 12-12-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
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Well, its dark...underexposed. Either lighten it up or appeal.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:26 AM   #3
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Two ways I thought this photo could look..
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:44 AM   #4
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The foreground can be seen, and very dimly. It looks underexposed, rather than a truely exposed silhouette. It's not a terrible shot, and I'd bet if you gave it to all screeners, some might accept it.

As they say, keep it for your personal collection, and get on out there next time. As we both know, this opportunity presents itself mucho often. It's not the best time of year, though, for the good silhouettes along that stretch. I
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
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its agood shot but if i were you i would do one thing from 2
1) catching the pic from along distance between me and the train so i can get overall view of the train with the sun rise.
2)lighten the dark side of the loco alittle.
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Old 12-12-2005, 07:20 PM   #6
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Crop out a lot of the dark bottom to put the train 2/3 of the way down the image, rather than the center of the image. This way the sky will stand out more (this will make a better picture, but if may still be rejected.

Don't lighten up the sky, or it will wash out.
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