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Oct 09, 2013 17:07 |  #1

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Oct 09, 2013 18:48 |  #2

It's interesting, but there's a hair or something above the bell and it's tilted. I think I'd shoot it at more of an angle to get a little more of the side and bring up the blacks a bit to see more detail.

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Oct 09, 2013 22:20 |  #3

A white card next to the camera would reflect some lighter highlights into the front of it.


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Oct 09, 2013 22:22 |  #4

I second Q-Man. The tilt ruins it for me


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Oct 10, 2013 11:23 |  #5

Straightened, got rid of the hair, and brought some highlights in...

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Oct 10, 2013 12:29 |  #6

Similar head on shot, different settings. Not sure where that hair came from, haven't seen it in any of the other shots - weird...

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Oct 10, 2013 12:33 |  #7

chubbyone wrote in post #16359630 (external link)
I second Q-Man. The tilt ruins it for me


Yea, can't believe it didn't notice the tilt :o




  
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Oct 11, 2013 21:22 |  #8

That boring, this is from 1940 so thought would get some interest, or are my shots that bad :(




  
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Oct 12, 2013 10:43 as a reply to  @ tmoore323's post |  #9

I'm with the others on the initial issues (though you did fix them). My biggest issue with the image is, What are you trying to accomplish with the shot? The front on shot does nothing from a composition point of view, then add in the completely blank background.

If you are looking for a shot that completely focuses on the train engine, a still life on a blank background, then I think the shot needs more of a side angle. It would show depth and add interest to the engine. It is too easy to look at the front and move on. Yes it leaves me wondering what the rest of the image might hold, but then it leaves me disappointed that I cannot see any more of it.

Where it might get interesting (and admittedly this is not even close to what you did, or maybe even what you were trying to do), would be to put a smoke plume, either drawn or photo, on the blank background. Then line up the shot so that the smoke appears to be coming out of the vents on the engine. It would add interest, and depth to the front on shot. If they line up right, but clearly look like 2 different mediums then it could be interesting. Or it could end up looking amateurish, but it was just an idea.

It would work best on the first image, since the background is directly over the stack. The second image if from the other side and the smoke would be over the rest of the engine, and it would look bad.


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Oct 12, 2013 11:12 |  #10

Thanks, I have some other ideas that I will put together when I have time...




  
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Oct 12, 2013 16:50 |  #11

tmoore323 wrote in post #16364300 (external link)
That boring, this is from 1940 so thought would get some interest, or are my shots that bad :(

A little bit of both. You have picked a bad subject number 999 belongs to the NYC
Empire State Express locomotive and what you have doesn't come close. The head on
shot does nothing you need more of a side view to show the running gear. Google NYC
999 and you will get an idea of what it should look like. I'm curious as to who was the
manufacturer of your subject engine. Your photo is good your subject and angle of view
are bad.




  
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Oct 12, 2013 21:33 |  #12

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A little bit of both. You have picked a bad subject number 999 belongs to the NYC
Empire State Express locomotive and what you have doesn't come close. The head on
shot does nothing you need more of a side view to show the running gear. Google NYC
999 and you will get an idea of what it should look like. I'm curious as to who was the
manufacturer of your subject engine. Your photo is good your subject and angle of view
are bad.

This set was given to me by my father, who bought it sometime in the 1940's, It was made by the Louis Marx and Company and is from what I can tell all original. He gave me a whole set of instructions on how to set it up, but come this Christmas I'm going to make him show me how :)

Here is a panoramic shot I did tonight that I'm going to try to isolate and put on a better background that has most of the cars...

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Oct 12, 2013 21:45 |  #13

PS, thanks Photosguy, I put my reflector disc down low right of my camera, and used the gold side :)




  
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Oct 13, 2013 08:29 |  #14

tmoore323 wrote in post #16366523 (external link)
This set was given to me by my father, who bought it sometime in the 1940's, It was made by the Louis Marx and Company and is from what I can tell all original. He gave me a whole set of instructions on how to set it up, but come this Christmas I'm going to make him show me how :)

Here is a panoramic shot I did tonight that I'm going to try to isolate and put on a better background that has most of the cars...

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Now this photo got my attention set appears to be in very good condition. Marx
was the train for the middle class Lionel was and still is quite pricey. My first set was
a Marx hand me down from the 1930's.I would say this set has to be post 1946 as that
is when the NYC came out with the red and gray color scheme on your caboose. 1942 to
1945 no metal toys made in this country due to the war. I see no problem in running
this set except for the transformer as this is a sixty plus year old electrical appliance.
So have that checked and there are new ones available if needed.




  
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Oct 13, 2013 11:24 |  #15

Watch your white balance. But I like them.


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