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wds 07-03-2014 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 180169)
I think if it was me, I would have not submitted these 2 shots on the same day

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Again... 2 sets of rules :roll:

No argument about the two sets of rules, but these shots really <b>are</b> different enough IMO...

Mberry 07-03-2014 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by wds (Post 180174)
No argument about the two sets of rules, but these shots really <b>are</b> different enough IMO...

It's a tough call, but I think I agree with you Wayne. The F-unit example that Mitch showed is a much better example and is particularly egregious IMO.

JimThias 07-04-2014 01:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 180169)
I think if it was me, I would have not submitted these 2 shots on the same day

At least he didn't fake an over/under shot with that same train. :twisted:

wds 07-06-2014 07:26 PM

In on appeal. Explained that the previous shot was a wedge composition showing the full train as opposed to just the power, and this angle emphasized the sunset by cutting out the blue sky that was showing to the south:

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Mberry 07-07-2014 11:58 PM

Apparently this shot is too similar to the accepted rp shot from a couple of months back. Even on appeal, no go. That surprised me.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/...b30ef0ff_c.jpgNarrow gauge - and leaning drastically! by Michael Berry Railfan, on Flickr

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Mgoldman 07-08-2014 12:16 AM

Dark chocolate and white chocolate would be too similar if RP was a candy store.

/Mitch

Mberry 07-08-2014 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Mgoldman (Post 180228)
Dark chocolate and white chocolate would be too similar if RP was a candy store.

/Mitch

llolll!:lol::lol:

troy12n 07-08-2014 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 180179)
At least he didn't fake an over/under shot with that same train. :twisted:

You rang??

http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...1&d=1404783278

JimThias 07-08-2014 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 180241)
You rang??

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_zrw_xEGdvP...s400/Lurch.jpg

bigbassloyd 07-08-2014 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 180254)

Awesome model train crashes!

Loyd L.

JimThias 07-09-2014 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 180259)
Awesome model train crashes!

"Why else would a grown man play with trains?" :lol:

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wds 07-11-2014 01:05 AM

Here's another reject from the same series of shots, but this time it's "Poor Lighting (Dark)", which seems to be the soup du jour lately. Yes, I can see it and indeed half expected it, but if I try to lighten it any more I feel it degrades the image greatly, both in quality and aesthetics. Also, if you look at the exposure on the locomotive itself it doesn't look any darker than the accepted images. Is it the large expanse of "darkness" on the left that's sinking it, or just the darkness overall? Is it worth trying to lighten it more, or just file it?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...51&key=4974279

I'll include the links to the accepted shots again for comparison purposes, so you don't have to go back a page to find them:

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JRMDC 07-11-2014 01:33 AM

I think it makes a big difference that in the accepted shots there is light behind and in front, below and above, whereas the reject is only behind. I don't think you want darker as for a silhouette most of the border line will be foliage and not train.

Hard to think of good advice for this one as, quite frankly, it is so much inferior to the accepted shots.

Mgoldman 07-11-2014 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 180320)
I think it makes a big difference that in the accepted shots there is light behind and in front, below and above, whereas the reject is only behind. I don't think you want darker as for a silhouette most of the border line will be foliage and not train.

We can agree on that - though, you might be able to bring some "light" to the foreground via the shadows and highlights filter.

/Mitch

wds 07-11-2014 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 180320)
I think it makes a big difference that in the accepted shots there is light behind and in front, below and above, whereas the reject is only behind. I don't think you want darker as for a silhouette most of the border line will be foliage and not train.

Hard to think of good advice for this one as, quite frankly, it is so much inferior to the accepted shots.

Fair 'nuf. I realize that silhouettes are more attention-grabbing than this shot but I had hoped the colors in the sky (being, quite frankly, so much superior to the accepted shots :twisted:), the reflection of the same on the lake, and the highlights on the ferns in the foreground might somehow compensate for the fact that it wasn't a full silhouette. After all, there's no rule saying it <b>has</b> to be a silhouette to be deemed acceptable:

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Maybe if I juiced the hell outta it...


Naw, just gonna file it. Maybe at some point in the dim and distant future I'll take a look at the RAW file and see if I can make it look like daylight without having it all fall apart, but that's pretty low on the priority list at this point in time. Thanks for your critiques, gents!

JRMDC 07-11-2014 08:35 PM

Between the headlights and the rails the Kwarciany shot says "railroading" much more than yours, and it has multiple coordinated elements. Of course, I am talking more about better/not as good, rather than acceptable/not.

wds 07-11-2014 10:12 PM

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This one says "railroading"!

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T'other says "RAILPICTURES"! :lol:

JRMDC 07-11-2014 10:19 PM

Yeah, yeah, you have the oranges, greens, blues, and reds, but without yellows, purples, and browns to balance it out, I think some might consider it to be candyland, or even fake!

wds 07-11-2014 10:38 PM

Dang, busted! :D

Mberry 08-05-2014 01:10 AM

Accepted one after the other.....

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