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    The North Norfolk Railway.

    This is my first time so please be gentile.


    Taken at the North Norfolk Railway’s steam gala in July.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    For me, Glenn, I would have preferred the train to be a couple of feet further back. But I don't suppose the driver would have been willing to accommodate that request!

    Otherwise, it looks excellent to me.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
    This is my first time so please be gentle
    Glenn

    We always are! One of the advantages you'll find about being on this forum is you get is constructive criticism. And that's one of the best tools for learning.

    I'd go with Geoff and say that the left-hand (right hand as we look at it) front buffer is too close to the edge of the frame.

    But ... let's get this in perspective. This is your first post on here, which I take to mean that you consider yourself nearer the bottom than the top of the learning curve. If that is the case, then this is a mighty impressive image.

    My compliments on the composition and the conversion. It's got a lovely mood and atmosphere.
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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    Quote Originally Posted by glenng View Post
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    I've been on this railway, several times. A very nice trip.

    If you are shooting like this with a bright sky an ND grad filter is very useful in darkening the bright sky. That in turn will give more exposure to the darker, lower area. I did a quick edit to show the effect it could have. A nice composition, with a good sense of atmosphere. Well done.

    The North Norfolk Railway.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    Hi Glenn,

    That's actually very nice, but I do like this kind of subject

    If mine, I wouldn't have cropped quite so tightly; I'd leave, or even make (by cloning), a little more room in front of the loco and also on the left, separate that semaphore arm forom the edge of the frame.

    The engine has just got just a touch too close and lens/perspective distortion on the buffer beam and smoke box is just becoming noticeable, but that's a small price to pay for the excellent receding perspective along the length of the train and adjacent track which you have timed to get all in shot and not part hidden.

    Well done, a good start I'd say.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    Give it a little perspective correction, mostly horizontal, and you got a classic.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    Thanks for the feedback as I have only had my camera since July.

    My camera (which I inherited from an uncle how passed away earlier in the year)
    A canon EOS500D with a 28 –135mm f/3.5-5.6 is usm and a 70 – 300mm f4 –5.6 is usm lenses, a Manfrotto Tripod and a lowepro camera back pack.

    I have no filters or other gadgets at all so some advice will be appreciated nothing-top end price wise please.

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    Re: The North Norfolk Railway.

    You have some reasonably efficiently equipment there. I started with the 28-135 and 70-300 lenses and would fully recommend them.

    Although I have recently upgraded to some more expensive alternatives I still keep those lenses for use with my old 10D in situations where I am concerned for the safety of my newer gear. The 300 mm is also a popular lens.

    I would consider adding a basic UV or similar filter to those lenses, just to protect the lens glass from damage. Any other filters are only really necessary in special circumstances if you are experiencing problems.

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