Old 05-10-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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Am I the only one that's bothered by back-lit horizon shots? Sure they look good but the big black square at the bottom doesn't bother anyone else? And the fact that the horizon is just a straight line, like perfectly straight. It makes it look like the train is running on a black square and not rails to me.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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An example photo?
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I was trying to refrain from calling anyone out but this is what lead me to the thought. Not to mention it's vertically centered.
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Yes, you are the only one.

Rules in photography are meant to be broken from time to time, and the horizontal (not vertical) centering of the train in this image is pleasing to my eyes.
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Yes, you are the only one.

Rules in photography are meant to be broken from time to time, and the horizontal (not vertical) centering of the train in this image is pleasing to my eyes.
Well y-axis centered. Lol.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:37 AM   #6
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Yes, you are the only one.
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IMHO, rules can be broken, depending on what the reasoning is behind it. This shot however has broken the rules, but the results were outstanding. It doesn't hurt thinking outside the box, even if it means breaking rules
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Ya, I really like that one because it breaks all the rules - notice comment on photo.

I actually think the big black square is what makes this cool along with the windmill and the boxyness of the engine.

Perhaps pick another example.

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Am I the only one that's bothered by back-lit horizon shots? Sure they look good but the big black square at the bottom doesn't bother anyone else? And the fact that the horizon is just a straight line, like perfectly straight. It makes it look like the train is running on a black square and not rails to me.
Ummm, whatever you do, don't look at the new railpictures.net banner logo.
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I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it. Lol
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Yep...I think you're a pair of brown loafers in a tuxedo shop in this case. I like those shots (particularly the one cited as an example).
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I really hate this one.

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I would like it better if the unit was facing North instead of South.
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It makes it look like the train is running on a black square and not rails to me.
Thats the goal of the shot! Trust me a lot harder to get too.
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Worst roster photo ever!!!!!!!!!!

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I agree. What the hell were you thinking??!
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If only the clouds would move like a lava lamp...

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