Old 06-02-2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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I think so.
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Even without the pole I would think it would be a no go...
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #4
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The light is completely blah. As for the composition, I'm a fan of abstracts, but this one leaves me pretty cold, not sure why. Part of it may be that the foreground is just too big, covering 2/3 of the shot, and those car tops are pretty lifeless, compared, say, to the same setting except full of engines, in which case there would be lots of interesting details and patterns to fill the space.
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Go wider? Showing more may on the right side?
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Better lighting. More to look at. Can you get an angle like below at this location to show more?
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The steam and the strong winter backlighting help that example out of the 'ordinary' category though.
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Thanks guys. I'll file it away. It was a one shot deal with that museum train of many colors in the yard on the left. 99% chance it'll never be back there again.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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Too bad about the pole, 'cus I like the shot's main idea a lot.

The shot's idea is worth working on. The vintage train is not essential for the shot to work; in fact, it would be better if the cars were all the same.

Gotta get rid of that pole...

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