Old 08-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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What do you think of this top shot as a 13:15 EST

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Maybe it was all the flashes going off from the bridge.

It's still a nice shot, just a little over PS'ed on the nose IMO
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Thats the guy that helped make that Macklemore song "Thrift Shop". He can get away with that kind of stuff.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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My only high sun images in the DB have a steam engine in them, too.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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Aside from being unlevel (as Joe pointed out), I don't think it looks too overdone. High sun shots have their place in this world and I think Ryan did a good job making it look acceptable.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
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He did a very good photoshop job with it (far moer skill than I have).

Not my personal cup of tea - I like to see what the eye saw (that is not a criticism per say - just an opinion).

Maybe if I had the photoshop skills he has I'd feel differently.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #7
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He used shadow and highlight too a bit much maybe for your taste, but I dont think the shot is worth complaining about, it's good enough. It's at least exposed right, and has a non-blown out sky, and has good image quality unlike some which have been complained about lately. After he re-submits a level version of it I mean.

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Old 08-06-2013, 04:05 AM   #8
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He used shadow and highlight too a bit much maybe for your taste, but I dont think the shot is worth complaining about, it's good enough. It's at least exposed right, and has a non-blown out sky, and has good image quality unlike some which have been complained about lately. After he re-submits a level version of it I mean.
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But then again, admin deemed this POTW worthy.

Charles - I may have toned that Alto Tower shot down a smidge but it's not really far off on how someone with good eyes would've seen it. It would've looked every bit as harsh through the viewfinder. I'm glad RP (from time to time) accepts such images vs no image of steam by Alto Tower from that specific event what so ever.

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I've been meaning to comment on this thread for a while....

As for the shot that started it all:
Image © Ryan Lewis
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I think Ryan has made the best of a high sun situation. Sure, you'd live to catch a scene like this with 6PM light, but guess what? Perhaps the lighting angle is lousy at 6PM. Regardless, of the lighting, the operation happens when it happens. Sometimes you have to lean on the shadows/highlights tool if you want to document a rare operation and have the photo look something like a real human eye would see it. I'm OK with this shot. Is it stunningly beautiful? No, but it's about the best representation that modern photography can make under the circumstances.

And as for Matthew's shot:
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Sure, it's a bit like an oil painting, but he's done it so well that I don't care! The scenery just pops. The only thing lacking in this shot is the subject itself. Dark diesels going away just don't do it for me. A nice, smokey steam engine going away would be tons better, but that's a pipe dream. More realistic would be a going-away shot of a trailing observation car.....better yet, a caboose with a conductor enjoying the air on the back platform.....if only modern freights still had cabooses. Realistically, Matthew would have been luckier if the train had been coming at him.
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Excessive Photoshop and Railpictures.net in the same sentence? I'm shocked. SMH
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What is better than an image from CAndyland?

An HDR of Candyland!
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #14
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I dunno. I think it was left in the oven a little too long. Sorry, not a fan.
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