Old 07-02-2007, 01:15 AM   #1
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Well, what do you guys think? Does this have a chance on railpictures.net? Also, what are your personal comments on it?

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Old 07-02-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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I like it! The only 'problem' I see is the dark nose of the cabcar place don the dark tree background; to me thats the deal breaker. If you had taken the photo sooner when the top left of the car was a silhouette against the side the image would flow better. Beautiful sunset though!
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I like it! The only 'problem' I see is the dark nose of the cabcar place don the dark tree background; to me thats the deal breaker. If you had taken the photo sooner when the top left of the car was a silhouette against the side the image would flow better. Beautiful sunset though!
I would have had to do allot of running for that though. I was all the way in the parking lot. I would have had to run to the station, I don't think I would have made it. Thank you for the nice comments too! So basically, get the cabcar in with the sun shinning on the front, correct?
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:12 AM   #4
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I would have had to do allot of running for that though. I was all the way in the parking lot. I would have had to run to the station, I don't think I would have made it. Thank you for the nice comments too! So basically, get the cabcar in with the sun shinning on the front, correct?
I drew it out to explain what I meant. The arrow is pointing to the opening that caught my eye to put the cabcar in to give it a shape. The curved part is an artist's rendering of the cabcar. LOL Now a slightly lower angle may have been necessary to get the tree behind the train. The green lines show how I would have cropped the photo with the cabcar a few feet back. Hoep this explains what I meant.
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Sorry, it's only OK for me, maybe not quite that. The nice sky doesn't do enough for me given that the right half of the image is compositionally blah and the car roof on the right edge is a major distraction. It seems empty. It would help, in terms of my own personal tastes, if the sky were brighter and so the train had a stronger glint. But then I would recommend cropping off a lot of the right side anyway. Seems to lack contrast or something, in addition to the compositional balance.

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #6
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IT GOT ACCEPTED!!!

HERE IT IS
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I was going to say that the original was out of focus just a hair but that some sharpening might fix it right up. Then I see you did just that. Nice shot. Might be a little on the dark side though.


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Nice shot. The area on the right isn't dead, it's the sky that's important. The train's position follows the rule of thirds. Andrew's suggestion might have made it better, but it's pretty nice as it is and the screener agreed!

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Nice shot. The area on the right isn't dead, it's the sky that's important. The train's position follows the rule of thirds. Andrew's suggestion might have made it better, but it's pretty nice as it is and the screener agreed!

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