Old 09-16-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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What's it need?

Try 1 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...00&key=6134647
Try 2 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...76&key=3416509
Try 3 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...94&key=6335707

(The 2nd was for "Oversharp" so I thought I had this solved, but "Bad Color" returned for the 3rd)

Both the SF and the caboose have faded paint, so it's been difficult making sure my eyes are looking for the "right" color.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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I would go for darker exposure and more saturation. I know it's faded but it looks overexposed and low contrast to me.

However, I think there is a greater problem for I see a rejection for Bad Composition in your future. I say that because the ROT (Rule of Thirds) has been violated since the loco and the caboose are on the same plane, competing for attention and the fact the loco is "touching" the caboose.

Sorry, I do not myself seeing RP accepting this one.

Do you have another angle where the loco and the caboose are separated or different levels?
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I would go for darker exposure and more saturation. I know it's faded but it looks overexposed and low contrast to me.

However, I think there is a greater problem for I see a rejection for Bad Composition in your future. I say that because the ROT (Rule of Thirds) has been violated since the loco and the caboose are on the same plane, competing for attention and the fact the loco is "touching" the caboose.

Sorry, I do not myself seeing RP accepting this one.

Do you have another angle where the loco and the caboose are separated or different levels?
Thanks for the suggestions. I too was worried the composition might not be "RP style" but the color/sharpness rejections had me hopeful I've encountered solvable problems.

I don't have any other frames that are anything close to usable unfortunately - I was setting up for a roster of the caboose when the SF went by, and since both trains were moving, there wasn't much I could do "on the fly."
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I too was worried the composition might not be "RP style" ...
This is not a "RP style" issue but a basic compositional rule that has been around a lot longer than you or me or RP.

Look up Rule of Thirds, throw a grid on your shot and you will see it does not fit.

ROT is something innate for humans that just works. I have no idea why it works but it does.
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Really not that appealing subject matter, composition or cropping.

They typically dont accept pictures of trailing units, the front of the locomotive is cut off by the caboose, the caboose itself is cut off, the whole thing needs help that you cant fix in photoshop. Try another shot.
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Fourth try got bad color and bad cropping, so yep, this one's going into the personal folder. Thanks all!

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