Old 02-15-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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Ok, back for another dose, I appealed this, I thought, but have not heard anything.

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I understand that one might say this photo is a mess. Color shifts, tight angle etc etc.(awful anyone?) But, I also think it is a view that people other that railfans most commonly see a train and has some redeeming qualities.

All that aside, does a crossing gate not obstructing a cab constitute clutter?? (fences, trees, weeds, etc.. )

Comparing to other photos is a trap but I remember the little boomlet of crossing gates going up and down in front of trains going by so think there is also a precedent.

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Interesting. No gate, just a light? Seems unusual for being in a city.

I am thinking it is the mound of snow in the foreground.
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:54 PM   #3
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Interesting. No gate, just a light? Seems unusual for being in a city.

I am thinking it is the mound of snow in the foreground.
It is at the Riverfront and there is only a parking lot for the waterfront behind me, trains move pretty slow and loud.

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Could be the crossing signal. If you had positioned yourself a few feet to the left (snowbanks permitting) and waited until the first unit was clear of the signal mast, it might be acceptable. As is, that flasher is 'way too bright. Pulls the eye away from the rest of the composition.
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Could be the crossing signal. If you had positioned yourself a few feet to the left (snowbanks permitting) and waited until the first unit was clear of the signal mast, it might be acceptable. As is, that flasher is 'way too bright. Pulls the eye away from the rest of the composition.
I know, but this was a shoe horn shot, a nice big yield sign to the left .
Further, there is a perfect open area with a double row 3' high bike path fence, but still the lights etc are part of the scene??
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Its not bad for a moving train at night using ambient light but it is nowhere near acceptable. The yellow color casts is pretty bad and the flash lighting up the reflectors looks awful. Honestly the clutter doesnt even bother me but all the other stuff does. But who knows this site has no standards anymore so it may just get in.
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Nothing in the foreground is a problem, IMO. The power blends into the background buildings way too much.
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Nothing in the foreground is the problem, IMO. The power blends into the background buildings way too much.
I agree there, the street lights kill the red which would form a better border.

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