Old 01-30-2015, 11:26 PM   #1
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Because I still haven't found it yet.

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It involves a full moon night, BBQ sauce and a sheep.
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Well, lets use my recent shot for example cause it's a going away shot. Generally, the shot has to be done in an "artistic" form. My intentions for the shot was not just show the train but emphasis on the backlighting while showing the surrounding landscape, along with the track alignment the train is on. If you look at other shots on here, most of the time, it has to do with the lighting and composition of the photo.

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both great shots. Very nice use of light JCrisanti
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Elevation.

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Elevation plus fallen flag can improve the outcome.

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Got some elevation but it's not "going away" enough to qualify IMO.

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I guess the tree branches are distracting. I didn't have time to remove.

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Got the elevation though. I didn't think the composition was all that bad.
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Going away composition isn't ideal, or interesting to be honest (for your latest rejection).

If you don't get the best possible shot, so it goes and try again. No need to push a lackluster version because that's what you came home with.


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I guess the tree branches are distracting. I didn't have time to remove.

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Got the elevation though. I didn't think the composition was all that bad.
Like Lloyd said, nice try but you'll need to go back and try again. Would be a great shot for an empty Shelocta run
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Like Lloyd said, nice try but you'll need to go back and try again. Would be a great shot for an empty Shelocta run
I agree. However, 95%of train movements on the Conemaugh are eastbound.

I am not a Trainorders.com subscriber. Would that improve my odds of catching a westbound enough to justify the subscription cost?
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For my tastes the limbs have too strong a presence. I have a shot like this myself that is HD only for that reason (well, that and the post-fall lack of color).
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I agree. However, 95%of train movements on the Conemaugh are eastbound.
That's a lot of trains heading east. How do they get back to the west in order to come east again?
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That's a lot of trains heading east. How do they get back to the west in order to come east again?
Jim, the Conemaugh is a low grade alternative to Pittsburgh Line. Downgrade westbounders use the mainline.
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Your shot is a grab shot, they dont accept going away grab shots...
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Not comparing this photo to John Crisanti's, but somewhat following his advice I took following recent photo. Rather than creative, I look at the concept for me as having more in the photo than a engine going away. I used the first shot in the sequence to maximize the amount of the street and include only the cab part rather than having a long hood as the prominent part of the photo.

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I agree. However, 95%of train movements on the Conemaugh are eastbound.
Then aim for the 5%.

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I agree. However, 95%of train movements on the Conemaugh are eastbound.
How many of those eastbound trains have pushers?

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And if you already had that nice shot on, why did you submit this one, which is basically "similar to previous"?

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Yea kinda similar but a little tighter view on the latter.

Pushers are a rarity and I've only seen them on coal drags to Shelocta. The Lehigh Valley unit came down from the plant to Freeport to assist this train. Maybe one of the lead units was having issues. It was a lucky catch for sure.
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Tighter, but...why? You already have the "good" shot on, why add another with the top of the bridge cut off?
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Not comparing this photo to John Crisanti's, but somewhat following his advice I took following recent photo. Rather than creative, I look at the concept for me as having more in the photo than a engine going away. I used the first shot in the sequence to maximize the amount of the street and include only the cab part rather than having a long hood as the prominent part of the photo.

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I do like the shot but it raises the question:

"Why do some sodium-lighted shots get approved, while others get the Bad Color rejection?"
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Think if you want to redo then a vertical with the full bridge. Every photo is visual editing?? but cropping the top of bridge to make it look like something else??
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