Old 08-05-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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There is no blanace in the shot. I'm not sure what you are going for but the whole right side of the photo is just trees. The bridge that you talk about in the remarks is barely visible. It also suffers from high sun and looks a little blurry.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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About the only way I think you might have a chance is to ditch the right half of the photo and go with a portrait orientation. As it is, the train is just overwhelmed by the greenery and looks like an afterthought down there on the left hand side. By going to a portrait orientation, you still get the effect of the massiveness of the cliffs, but the greenery won't be so overwhelming. The question is whether your image quality will hold up to that much of a crop, and whether they'll then nail you for the train being cut off.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:08 PM   #4
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I'm thinking something like the attached.

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Old 08-06-2011, 02:07 AM   #5
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I would say the screener said no because it did not confirm to the rule of thirds.

If the loco was in the same spot but going the other way...

Jon has one idea. I have this suggestion.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:19 AM   #6
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Having seen the two attempts to do something with this shot, I say put it aside. But then I am not fond of shots where the entire content has that far-away feel, totally flat, no depth. Plus you still have some obstruction issues, and in general I don't much care for how the train sort of floats, not really anchored in its surroundings.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:56 AM   #7
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It really doesn't violate the rule of thirds---but it's a little unconventional. Actually, I kind of like it.

Remember: if RP doesn't accept it, that means absolutely nothing one way or the other. It could still be an excellent photo. Conversely, if they do accept it, that doesn't guarantee it's a good photo. It merely means some screener at RP accepted it.

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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Hi Chris,

Good seeing you out there last Sunday.

Of the various attempts, I prefer Dennis', but I'm still not convinced that RP will go for it because of the lighting.

I have a similar scene from up the road a piece, so my view was a little more front quarter and shows more of the Willey Brook Trestle and surrounding terrain. Unfortunately, the high sun look of the shot is what kept me from attempting anything with it. Most of this excursion occured during the worst times of the day. If they had been out on WB Trestle at 8 AM, THAT would have been a shot. As it was, the time was around noon and the light was pretty yucky. The light was even yuckier at Crawfords. With DST, the highest sun really occurs just after 1 PM around here. If they would have done this during the Railfan Week in September, conditions would have been somewhat better.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:59 PM   #9
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Looks like this one will go to the archives. The image quality is going south fast. You're right Kevin, they really should've been out earlier. Time to tackle other stuff!
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