Old 11-23-2009, 04:33 AM   #1
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Just curious. First version was rejected for unlevel and foreground clutter. I leveled, then resubbed with a note about the previous rejection and saying "it's a railroad bridge."

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It may have some color issues in this version, but that's a moot point since they have spoken twice on the FC.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:48 AM   #2
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poor lighting kills it, has a high sunish feel and the side of the train and bridge is dark.
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Just curious. First version was rejected for unlevel and foreground clutter. I leveled, then resubbed with a note about the previous rejection and saying "it's a railroad bridge."

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=211697101

It may have some color issues in this version, but that's a moot point since they have spoken twice on the FC.
Joe,

While I am generally a fan of bridge/trestle shots with a composition similar to yours (by similar, I mean looking up at the massive structure from below), I think that perhaps some elevation would've been your best bet. I think there is some foreground clutter that appears a bit distracting. Maybe if you were level with the bridge, or slightly higher than the bridge, you'd have a winner.

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #4
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foreground clutter.
With a wide angle I think it may have a chance to get in but the telephoto there to close to blocking the train, I think the time of day will get it if FC didn't, just needs more side light. I like the shot and would take if I was there but would wishing for better light.
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Joe,

Is it just my computer or does the image have somewhat of a yellowish off color cast to it as well?
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Is it just my computer or does the image have somewhat of a yellowish off color cast to it as well?
John, I agree. I didn't mention this in my original post, as I thought it may be a result of high sun conditions. I know my XSi got rather confused during the summer months and gave everything an odd cast. I became quite familiar with the "bad color" reject between May and September.

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I see a cyan color cast.
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I see a cyan color cast.
Could be, something does look a bit off though...
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I'll have to go back and look at the original. The first few times I went to process it, I automatically decided to B&W white, but even then it didn't come across as I thought it should. As far as elevating myself for this shot, that's a no go at this location. I do have some wide angle shots from this location and I think one of them is on RP.
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Wow. I didn't realize how bad the color was in the rejected shot compared to a new process of it here --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethephotog/4129274234/
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I have to say the above version is the best oone and certainly pleasing to my eye. I like the lighting and cropping much better.
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Wow. I didn't realize how bad the color was in the rejected shot compared to a new process of it here --

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Joe that looks much better IMO.
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