Old 08-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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It's not a bad shot for a going away shot. I'd prefer to see a B&W conversion. It's not getting on RP, however.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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I like it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:54 AM   #4
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I like it. It is a little soft, however (more like shallow depth of field). Nonetheless, if you photoshopped NKP 765 or a heritage unit into the shot, you'd probably get a Screener's Choice...
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No - and they are not going to put it on here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #6
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No---they won't accept it, but---Yes, I like it as well. A little more depth of field would have helped.

It all comes down to the often restricted latitude in RP screening opinions. They tend to stay within those boundaries, come hell or high water.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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It's screaming to me to make it a high contrast B&W

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #8
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I guess on further thought, I would have liked to see the locos in focus and the foreground cars blurry.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #9
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Is this what you guys are suggesting? Thanks for the thoughts. Just trying something new so it's fine if it's not getting on here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:01 PM   #10
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Is this what you guys are suggesting? Thanks for the thoughts. Just trying something new so it's fine if it's not getting on here.
Now that I like. It seems like going away shots of a train with the units smoking just looks good in B&W. Not RP Material but it is a nice shot. Well done.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:16 PM   #11
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It's screaming to me to make it a high contrast B&W

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My wife is screaming at me to get off the computer and come downstairs to talk to her.

Seriously...a high contrast B&W would be better, so I agree with Loyd.
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Just a quick edit, but I think this is what Ron and Loyd suggested:

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #13
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B&W is better, but "I" would rather have the locos in focus over the containers near the camera.

These going away shots are always tough on RP.

Such as:

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:50 PM   #14
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There is certainly precedent for going away shots similar to yours on the database, as in this recent example:

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You have more interesting power, especially with the smoke, but the lack of DOF that results in the loco's being OOF spoils it for me. F11 and a slightly further forward focus point and it would be a stellar shot.

I will never understand the prejudice against going away shots....but that's just me.
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I will never understand the prejudice against going away shots....but that's just me.
When a train passes me, I refuse to turn my head and look.
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When a train passes me, I refuse to turn my head and look.
funny !!!!!
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There is certainly precedent for going away shots similar to yours on the database, as in this recent example:

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Nice job by Chase to remove any evidence in the image that the lead is, in fact, a heritage unit!!!!
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The B+W version is outstanding.

I'm glad I turned my head for this one.
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Always turn your head. You never know.

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I think if the locomotives were more in focus, you might have something. But to me, it seems like the focal point is more on the cars. And I don't think the screeners like b&w's unless it's older equipment.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:36 AM   #21
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I did happen to turn my head on this one luckily and saw all the smoke so I snapped a picture quick. You guys are right though, if it's what I had been going for then I should have changed the focal point.

Those are some great going away shots!
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:54 AM   #22
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I liked this one, but the screeners could not get past the signals and the over abundance of the mountains in the distance.

Into the Mojave Sunset at East Goffs

This one is still my ultimate "going away shot."

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