Poppins' Flickr

 
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Hi Guys,

Just upgraded to a new camera and would like some feedback on my shots and the like, On the site there are also photos taken with my old camera and some of landscapes and other things but im mostly centered toward rail.

So if you have a minute why not pop over?



Cheers,
Poppins

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  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
News shots up of 6ba6 and 6bm4 as well as some coalies and a visit by 45s1 and 8026
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
So here's some feedback. Smile

http://www.flickr.com/photos/poppins122325/6108195018/


For me this shot would look better with the entire train centred, instead of the lead loco being right in the middle. You've said that you have just bought a new camera, Flickr says you took it with a Canon EOS 600D - the shutter lag is non existent once you get used to it after having a point and shoot, so try letting the loco wander a bit more into the shot next time.  Same goes for the shot of the QRN coal train before it (IMG_2544).

Of course, you can cheat and use software to crop the final image once you get home to your computer. Wink

As for the shot of 8254 on the PN coal (IMG_2509), it would have looked better if you had have moved towards the end of the platform, and you wouldn't have the fence in the way. I'm guessing you knew that already, as you other photos are from that spot.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
And another tip: when you get the time, add some captions to your photos.

The computer generated numbers are distracting, and random people are much more likely to find your photos if you say something about what is actually in them. Smile
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Fair advice. Centre and perspective on the train.

I also suspect you  have gotta get used to the lens and what it can do for you. Time will help.
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Cheers guys, and yes Marcus the shutter is getting me after having the point and shoot for a few years im used to taking them about a second from where i want them not where they are with the new one

Also cant deny that your dead right with the 8254 shot, i usually like shooting off the ends but was a little slow to react and get up that far.

Thanks for the tips guys Smile
  AclassGunzel Deputy Commissioner

Also try and step back and zoom in rather than stepping in and zooming out unless you really like that 'fisheye' effect.
  thelastname Photo Overlord

Location: Somewhere

For me this shot would look better with the entire train centred, instead of the lead loco being right in the middle.
"wongm"


Generally the Rule of Thirds applies best and try to put the front of the train in one of the four anchor points (red dots).

Also try and keep your horizon on or as close as you can to either of the horizontal lines.

  WayneTedrow Junior Train Controller

If you're shooting Up trains at Branxton like the shot of 45s1 you might to try moving a little wider to the train like this.

Cheers
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Thanks for the tips guys, ill try them next weekend when im out and about Smile
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton

For me this shot would look better with the entire train centred, instead of the lead loco being right in the middle.
"wongm"


Generally the Rule of Thirds applies best and try to put the front of the train in one of the four anchor points (red dots).

Also try and keep your horizon on or as close as you can to either of the horizontal lines.



"thelastname"


Excellent advice, thelastname, sets people on the path to composing photos in challenging situations.
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
A few new shots are up Smile as per the usual leave your comments criticisms etc anything at all is greatly appreciated Smile

  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Southern spirit shots added -
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  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
You can also geotag them (place them on a map) and submit them to Railpage's Flickr group Smile
  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Thanks micheal, i will go back and do this across the board of my shots

Anyway heres my limited shots from steamfest this year




  poppins122325 Chief Train Controller

Location: Hunter Valley
Hi all,

After a lengthy break i have again returned and have uploaded my shots from steamfest 2013 and also a day trip of shots as well.

have a look at my new updated flickr here:


Thanks,

Nathan

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