Some railroad pics; worth a re-shoot?

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  1. Moodyville-ain

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    First off it has been raining for 3 weeks straight, and today was the first day it stopped raining. The forecast called for mixed sun and cloud, so I planned on doing some shooting the night before. Unfortunately, I think I saw a ray or 2 poke out somewhere..... but I figured I would just scope out some opportunities for a later re-shoot, clinging to the hope that the day wasn't a total write off. So most of the pics are the best I could do, with poor lighting conditions.

    Mainly I'm just wondering if these are worth re-shooting once the weather does turn good. Subject wise, angles, dof etc. I know the skies really blow chunks. Honest opinions please.

    I walked along the rails for 10 mins to get this. The bridge is on a private road with a security gate, I believe this goes to an Esso refinery. I couldn't get a good shot from the other side.

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    The same bridge different vantage point. Tighter crop.

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    Different location, a bunch of gondalas. There is a sulpher plant near here, so they probably will contain/do contain sulpher.

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    While I was shooting the cars above this train came along. It was moving faster then I thought, so I didn't have much time to change my settings. I would have liked to go a faster shutter speed, but I was allready going with the lowest aperture, to get the highest shutter speed. In hindsight I should have turned up the ISO, oh well. Better luck next time.

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    A dirty run down chemical plant, with a dirty run down hopper car.

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    Another angle.

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    re-shoot when weather is better
     
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    Meh.. Convert to bw ;)
     
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    I love the composition of the first one. I'd be cool with the lighting if it were more in focus.
     
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    #2 is leaning to the right.
     
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    The blown out section of the left rail in the first one kills it.
     
  7. Moodyville-ain

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    So I just learned today, how to use the high pass filter. So I did a little tweaking. These are much sharper now.

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    I sharpened it and darkened the sky. At least the sky doesn't hurt your eyes now :p I think it is mor elevel now.

    Also I tweaked the railcars one a bit too. Don't know why, I just like it.
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    I also just love the run down dirtiness of this.
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    I didn't bother with the other ones. But I do think these are much better, then before.

    I'm still gonna re-shoot but, might as well work on my PP skills.
     
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    I feel that hard subjects can benifit from hard light , try to reshoot using the shadows as part of the image when the sun decides to get out of Bed.
     

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