Old 02-06-2006, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hey folks!! I am pretty new to rp.net and have had a couple of photos accepted so far. I am really enjoying railroad photography (something else I am new to) and wondered what you guys thought about what I could do to improve the shots below...


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Obstructing Objects (Foreground Clutter)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=210701

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Thanks much for looking!!

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Old 02-06-2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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Cool shots! On the first one, the obstructing objects are the boxcars. This would have been a better shot if the boxcars had been out of the way and the locomotives were closer. On the second shot, the locomotive is front coupled meaning it isn't the lead locomotive. Normally front coupled shots aren't accepted unless it is rare power.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:08 AM   #3
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Welcome Chris, knowing the St. Anthony bridge well the missing trucks on the locomotives gotcha. Either move to your left, which creates a slightly different angle, or wait until the furthest string of cars is gone.

The second photo is excellent. Unfortuntately, for RP.net, it is a "going away shot." And the photo is seemingly tilting to the left.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:56 AM   #4
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The second photo is excellent. Unfortuntately, for RP.net, it is a "going away shot." And the photo is seemingly tilting to the left.
Those are also SD-60s, not -50s. And like he said, a going away shot must be spectacular to be accepted.
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Old 02-07-2006, 02:38 AM   #5
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Thanks for taking time to check out my photos, posting comments and all the kind words!! I'll keep your recommendations in mind next time I get out.


As far as Bret's comments on the locomotive designations, I've got a ways to go before I can tell the difference between engines but I am learning (hopefully!). Are there some good resources you would recommend for identification? So far I have just been taking pictures and looking for the same engines on rp.net and hoping the previous posters knew...

Oh, and I love your photo of the UP 7302 heading into St. Paul, Arron... Great shot...

Thanks again!!
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My first stop for loco ID: Power Roster
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Old 02-07-2006, 03:06 AM   #7
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Cool shots, Chris.

For the first one, tell the yardmaster to get that power moved to the near track.

As for the 2nd shot, as has been noted, going-away shots are a hard sell.

Keep shooting...keep submitting.
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My first stop for loco ID: Power Roster
http://www.thedieselshop.us/MPR.html is the direct link to the site. For an old fart to whom all widecabs look alike, I use this also.

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Those are also SD-60s, not -50s. And like he said, a going away shot must be spectacular to be accepted.
I didn't even notice that.


Chris, I decided against a shameless plug for my site in my first post... but click on my signature.
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:23 PM   #10
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I didn't even notice that.


Chris, I decided against a shameless plug for my site in my first post... but click on my signature.

Already been there!! Actually about a month ago or so when I started first looking into shooting trains. Great stuff... Good local info on where to go too... I hadn't read your blogs until today though. Entertaining.

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