Old 07-21-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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A little bummed about this reject. I quite like it (obviously).

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:31 AM   #2
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Unfotunately, the telephone pole is in the way. I really do like what you did, but I think to make this work you need to find a location that allows you a full view.
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What Charles said. Also, next time, try to get the shot a second before, so the shadow isn't covering part of the leading unit.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #4
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There are a lot of sharpening artifacts on the rolling stock. I'm not so sure about the angle here either. Unfortunately, as stated, it seems like the subject of the photo is intended to be the pole, and then there's a train going behind it.

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:49 AM   #5
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Well, the code lines along this ex-B&O trackage are somewhat historic in their own right, and I like seeing them as the subject. But it doesn't help that the pole blocks the trailing unit, and yes I know that the next shot in the sequence would have the lead even further in the shadows. With a two-engine train and a bit different timing, so the pole hits at the coupling between two units, it would have worked a lot better.
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Janusz brings up a good point, but in this case, as in any where you want to include a foreground object that really locates the image, or is a part of the image... use it to frame the train. Think of the poles as the sides of a frame you are putting a photo in. Much as you wouldn't cut off Aunt Becky with the side of the frame, don't cut of the train's power.

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Much as you wouldn't cut off Aunt Becky with the side of the frame, don't cut of the train's power.
The years have been quite unkind to Aunt Becky and Uncle Harold and it is perfectly fine to have only an arm or leg as evidence of their presence without ruining the shot by framing wider.
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