A couple of B/W pic

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  1. RandyB

    RandyB TPF Noob!

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    I'm new here! And was wanting some sugestions on my photos. BTW this is my first picture post here.

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    I'll welcome any commits and suggestions!

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    Thanks, Randy
     
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    Well you're on the right track with finding lines in the first one, though it's a bit flat.

    The purple in the second one is burning my corneas.
     
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    shot #1 - the picture is overexposed and appears somewhat out of focus

    shot #2 - the picture is overexposed and appears somewhat out of focus

    Railway pictures are attractive because of the strong lines. I prefer the lines to be in focus, but artistically how you compose the shot it up to you.

    To make these shots better you can try the following -

    1. Buy, install, and use a circular polarizer to help with your blown out skyline

    2. Try shooting these styles of pictures at sunrise and sunset when the color temperature is more soothing

    3. For me I would shoot this at F9 to F11 to get detail throughout the entire image. This means switching you shooting mode to Aperture Priority and selecting F11 and let the camera decide the shutter speed for you

    4. Make sure the tracks are in focus as they tend to play the lead role in these types of shots

    I think you shoot with D60? If so you can also experiment with the Active D-Lighting option which is good for variable contrast pictures like these.

    Have Fun
     
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    Alpha, hi! I don't really know what your saying. I'm new to this. I have taken thousands of pictures, but not like this.

    Thanks:)
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions, this is my first weekend play with the D60. Still alot to learn!
     

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