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Joe
03-02-2005, 03:44 AM
Reason for Rejection: Poor lighting (too dark)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99202

Reason for Rejection: Bad Angle / Poor Cropping
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99205

Reason for Rejection: Bad Angle / Poor Cropping
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99206

Reason for Rejection: Undersharpened (soft)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99210

Reason for Rejection: Undersharpened (soft)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99208

Reason for Rejection: Bad motive - By this we mean that the photo was of low esthetic qualities
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99213


I'm going to appeal 2 or 3 of them. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated for future night shots.

brunswickrailfan
03-02-2005, 03:50 AM
Yes, some of those should be appealed, but most of them are too head-on.

[photoid=85352]

Try and get more to the side, as there is no starring or blurring.

StL-rail
03-02-2005, 04:13 AM
Good point, although if you can't get far enough to the side, simply start exposing at a point when it won't be there long enough to star. My example:

http://railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=87822

David Telesha
03-02-2005, 04:14 AM
Reason for Rejection: Poor lighting (too dark)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99202

Nice evening picture - dark but interesting.

Reason for Rejection: Bad Angle / Poor Cropping
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99205

Awesome - love the Metra Saftey stripes "left behind".

Reason for Rejection: Bad Angle / Poor Cropping
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99206

Mmmmm.. Kinda blurry - not much light from the engine but the green light from the coach is neat.

Reason for Rejection: Undersharpened (soft)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99210

Too much glare..

Reason for Rejection: Undersharpened (soft)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99208

Cool, but crop off the crossing - nothing is going on over there and get rid of that pentagonal glare up near the top unless it was a UFO and belongs there.. :shock:

Reason for Rejection: Bad motive - By this we mean that the photo was of low esthetic qualities
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99213

Not very good. Waaaayyy to much glare.

Joe
03-02-2005, 01:36 PM
Thanks everyone!

Wade H. Massie
03-02-2005, 06:09 PM
Joe, in your 3rd shot you've got a nice signal bridge in the background. I think your photo would be a lot stronger if you used a longer lens here to make the signals more prominent. A tight shot of the signals with the train streaking past would be a winner in my book.

-Wade

mojo628
03-02-2005, 06:40 PM
Wade has a good point. If you're able to either get closer, use a longer lens or both that signal bridge would defininately make a great shot under the right conditions day or night.

-M.J.

Joe
03-02-2005, 11:12 PM
That was my first time out night shooting, I was trying out the settings. It was darn cold, too.

Joe
03-04-2005, 10:15 PM
Well, apparently my shots are good enough for RP. I re-sent these two:

Reason for Rejection: Blurry
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99861

Reason for Rejection: Poor cropping - Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates the cropping of the image.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=99862

I appealed the first, wondering what was blurry, and they again rejected it, without comment.

They sure aren't helpful when rejecting a photo for a retarded reason. All I can say is, at least it wasn't "bad motive." :roll:

cmherndon
03-04-2005, 10:36 PM
Looks to me as if they're both a little on the grainy side. Use Neat Image (http://www.download.com/Neat-Image/3000-2204_4-10322505.html?tag=lst-0-1) to help that. On the second, a longer exposure of say 10-15 seconds, could've probably helped out a little bit or taking the shot when the train was closer to the signal like in the photo below.

[photoid=38109]

Also, shooting from that crossing could've helped a little bit as well since it looks like there was enough ambient lighting for that in your photo to tell that there was a train leaving. Also, the one thing you'll need to remember is that night photography is 1% photographer/equipment, 99% luck.