Old 07-04-2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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Well the sky is totally blown out, but mabye in B&W, also needs a bit of the bottom cut off and rotated slightly to make it level.
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oh, ok... thanks... did not think about a B&W. will level it out and play with it to see what it could do. Curious, What would you level it off of?ds

Not sure it will work. Seems that the sky is blown out and the nose is still too dark... oh, well... I believe they are running it again in the next few weeks... maybe I will get lucky with some better sun and blue skies.


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I think the balance is not so hot. Ditches don't make for interesting foregrounds. If you want to go vertical, I would crop heavily at the bottom. Also, for my tastes the engine is too close to the left edge.
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This thread tends to show why screeners cannot be consistent. None of us are actually screeners, but we're all telling you different things. I do like the composition of the last one best, but I actually like the color version of the first shot. I think the red cars stand out well against the sky. Taking a quick look at it, I wouldn't call it "blown out," just cloudy. Good picture, though maybe not for RP.
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That little engine gets around more than Mark Sanford --

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Taking a quick look at it, I wouldn't call it "blown out," just cloudy. Good picture, though maybe not for RP.
Its blown out, note how the wires have dissapeared. Probably not something thats avoidable though, you may have had to underexpose a good bit to avoid that which wouldve caused problems of its own.
Id say give it a shot and see what happens.
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Id say give it a shot and see what happens.
Gave this one a shot, no go. Oh well, was worth a try. Hopefully I can get lucky with some sun next weekend.
If nothing else it was well worth the trip out. That was the first time that I can ever remember seeing live steam in action on the rails. Ah, the sights, sounds and smells were wonderful!


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