Picture taken with Canon 350D - Critiques are welcomed and appreciated

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  1. nictrain35

    nictrain35 TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,

    I had a really productive day on the railroad yesterday. I had some nice light for this picture. Please feel free to critique.

    My aperture was F/16. My shutter speed was 1/400 and my ISO was set at 400.

    http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=182581

    Thanks and take care.

    Nick
     
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    any reason for the small aperture?

    To be honest the picture is pretty boring. I enjoy the subject but the photo doesn't really do much for me, and if I was flipping through pictures I wouldn't take but a few seconds to glance it over.

    If you had gotten lower for a point of view not normally seen I think it would have really improved the shot, making the train much larger by perspective.
     
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    Agree with the above. If you were taking a picture just to remember or document something that would be perfect, but if you want it to be art, I'd reccomend a more compelling composition.

    ^^ at flogging kyle, he probably stopped it down to have more of the train sharp. My qusetion would be why the high ISO? I assume the train wasnt moving, because that would be dangerous...
     
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    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

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    actually now that I look at the site, it is a train documenting website, so I assume the aperture was to get as much in focus as possible, and the ISO was to ensure no camera shake (depending on the lens size you used)
     
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    If the train is moving if i will capture the movement if i were you. closing down my lens a little bit.
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The lower POV would have gotten rid of the distracting power poles also.
     
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    This picture was taken in Auto mode. The train was moving about 60 MPH.
     
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    Okay for railway buffs, I suppose, but, like everyone else above, not a photo your uninterested party would lose any sleep over...
     

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