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  1. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

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    Please C&C this picture... Comp ok? B&W work on this one? Any place for improvement?

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    Either they are really and nobody knows how to fix them or they are really good and knowbody know how to improve them... I would vensure for the latter...
     
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    the images are fine technically but the composition is a little symetrical and undramatic.

    This kind of shot - rails, switches, low angle, etc. - has been done so many times that it is difficult to bring anything new or exciting to it.

    Hell, I did one 40 years ago and it wasn't new then.

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    I think there is something deliberate about the symmetry and it works for me. Having said that, it would be some time well spent to try a few different crops to try it with out the symetry. An alternative shot might have been from the other direction (to capture a divergence rather than a convergence). I definitely prefer the b/w.

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    I like the B&W image, though would prefer it a little more contrasty.

    As as for it being old 40 years ago, not all of us were around 40 years ago, so give us a break.
     
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    What I meant was that this kind of curvy railroad track image has been being done forever with virtually the same look.
     
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    As to my own critique to Chris's photo (both colour or black+white) I must say that - despite the fact that the SUBJECT as such has been done by many - I still like the effect of the vanishing point, which here, however, vanishes somewhere beyond the end of the frame. And I miss to see SOME horizon, some place that we can SEE where the rails vanish into "no more to be seen" - it really bugs me here that the frame sets this limit.
     
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    Mr Traveller makes a good point tho.
    I look at the images and they do nothing for me.
    The rail liines just draw you into nothing. I enjoy rail shots that lead you into a vanishing point or lead you to a horizon. These shots don't do that and I think thats what they're missing.
    Try shooting from the same angle again, but do a vertical shot and get more of the track in thats leading away. :)

    **haha. I was too slow :p
     
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    Thanks guys. This was not supposed to be a vanishing point picture, but I know that this is what the general opinion of looking at it portrays... I'm a math freak, and I love to include geometry into my pictures... I see were you guys are going with it though... I got a new camera and I'll try to go back to that spot and take it again... I'll try to get an angle that no one has before (or very few).
     

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