Old 04-09-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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These are my first DSLR train pictures, taken a day after I bought the camera. I hadn't had time to read the instruction book, so I was shooting in shutter preferred mode, in unfamiliar lighting / weather conditions.

I'm not so sure that they would make it onto RP, nevertheless, any comments would be welcomed.

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:25 AM   #2
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Nice lighting and locations. I know RP may not like the darker front but I like it. It gives the subjects depth.

If it were me, I would put some more "running" room in front of the trains. With any subject, you want some running room for a subject in motion to be aloud to move into. These trains are right at the end of the frame. If you can, try cropping out on the front, just a little.

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Old 04-10-2010, 01:20 AM   #3
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I would focus on 1 and 2. Especially 2 because it is very interesting with the bridge. #3 however seems a little boring. But try 1 and 2 and see what happens.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:17 AM   #4
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I say give #2 a try. But first, I'd go back to your original, save it at 1024 pixels wide at the highest number you can. Aim for closer to 1000KB rather than 300 to 400 KB as you did. Crop out the right side clutter as I did. If you have more room at the bottom, you might try including more of it instead of cropping it as I did. But it needed one or the other IMO.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your comments, I will work on 1 & 2 and post the outcome back here!

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