Old 10-03-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
shicoe30
Junior Member
 
shicoe30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Default Hopeless?

Heya, was hoping to get some input on some rejected shots. Was just wondering if anyone thought any of these might be salvageable.

Personally I thought the truck added to this one. Gave it a human element rather than just a dead engine.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...05&key=8729038

I have a wider, closer version of this shot, but I really liked how this looked. Any cropping recommendations?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...30&key=3006824

This I thought was a neat angle, but this was one of the few shots from here that didn't have shadows on the nose. What do y'all think about it? Any way to improve this shot if it happens again in the future?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...30&key=5152633
shicoe30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
magicman_841
Senior Member
 
magicman_841's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 1,024
Default

1. I like it, but for a "simple" roster shot, this one is not going to fly on RP.

2. If you want to go wide, I would reshoot standing more to the left, and include that neat looking wooden bridge. As it is now, there is just a bunch of uninteresting space of the left.

3. Neat angle indeed, but waaaaaay too tight, IMO.
__________________
Mathieu Tremblay
Choo photos
magicman_841 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #3
Holloran Grade
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: In the California Republic
Posts: 2,774
Lightbulb

(1) No, for the reason stated above. Also, the image has way too much noise (bad image quality).

(2) The subject in that picture is the pond, not the train. Post it on "ponds and rivers dot com."

(3) You are on the wrong side (light wise) and it is cropped too tight on the right.
Holloran Grade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
cblaz
Senior Member
 
cblaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Marlboro, New Jersey
Posts: 1,007
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shicoe30 View Post
I have a wider, closer version of this shot, but I really liked how this looked. Any cropping recommendations?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...30&key=3006824
I think the biggest problem with this shot is that there's way too much sky. I see the cut off reflection of the bridge at the bottom and wish you had tilted the camera down more. The sky should have been cropped just above the tallest tree.

- Chris
__________________
- Christopher Blaszczyk
My shots on RP: http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=284
cblaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
Mgoldman
Senior Member
 
Mgoldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,704
Default

Magicman has it pretty well focused:

Quote:
Originally Posted by magicman_841 View Post
1. I like it, but for a "simple" roster shot, this one is not going to fly on RP.

2. If you want to go wide, I would reshoot standing more to the left, and include that neat looking wooden bridge. As it is now, there is just a bunch of uninteresting space of the left.

3. Neat angle indeed, but waaaaaay too tight, IMO.
1. What you have is the secondary piece of equipment element, not the human element. Now, that is just fine, but it's the much less appealing back of the truck so it doesn't - well, let me put it to you this way - if you could've staged it, would you have parked it there?

2. Bingo - you got a two photos in one frame. a river to the left and a train way to the right. Crop it so it's just one picture. It's not like your loosing a reflection.

3. I think you hoped the telephone pole helps balance out the shot? It does - but not enough to make it work. I don't think it carries enough weight. You could crop vertical, however - nice colors!

/Mitch
Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
shicoe30
Junior Member
 
shicoe30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Default

Thanks folks!

1. I already have one shot of this guy accepted from when a train passed on the main, turned out decent: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...407624&nseq=45

Was just hoping to squeeze another in. I guess it was a stretch in the first place...

2. I've got two series of shots from this spot, this was from the first series, the best shot, with the train on the bridge, was taken an hour later. That one was rejected first for contrast, which I then adjusted, then for "High Sun". So, I guess I just have to wait till next year when the little steamer starts running again!

3. This is my first time shooting at this spot, and probably my last seeing as it's incredibly difficult to line up a shot here. The first problem is, this section of track is where mains 1 and 2 split to climb the hill out of Milwaukee. Very rarely do eastbound trains take main 1, so this was a treat to begin with. The other problem is the sun, there's only a few hours of the day where this is not completely shadowed, so I'm glad I got as much light as I did. If the circumstances ever come up again, I think I'll center it better, AND bring a step ladder!

Thanks again for the input!
shicoe30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.