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karldotcom 06-25-2008 02:17 AM

Do I have to wait another 37 years to get rejected again?
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=615532976

I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!

Mgoldman 06-25-2008 02:22 AM

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Originally Posted by karldotcom
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=615532976

I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!

Oh jeeze... not THAT shot again.
; )

I'd appeal - you might note the, uh, obvious rarity of the scene and perhaps brighten it up a bit.

/Mitch

stevenmwelch 06-25-2008 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by karldotcom
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=615532976

I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!


I am seeing it this way... APPEAL IT! The admins should realize how rare this is and accept it. I like the shot...

Mitch, looks like we said it at the same time, great minds think alike!

:p

That might be an insult to you though...

Freericks 06-25-2008 02:32 AM

Karl... appeal and put a note that this is the rarest of rare movements... This is a brilliant shot... Charles

ottergoose 06-25-2008 02:56 AM

:shock: :shock: :shock:

One of the Chris's will get that straightened out.

JimThias 06-25-2008 04:49 AM

Like Mitch said, lighten it up and a bit and resubmit. Excellent rare shot and well worth being in the database with a little tweaking.

Christopher Muller 06-25-2008 06:09 AM

That is an awesome shot... the backlighting is horrible though. I know there isn't anything you could have done to make this better given the angle... but the pure rareness in the photo is amazing, but I'm not quite sure that it outweighs the backlighting.

Good luck on appeal... more people would like to see this shot.

Greg P 06-25-2008 06:11 AM

To me, the back lighting isn't that bad. The sky is blue, the ground is brown, the trees are green.

I hope the appeal is successful, unfortunately, with the Starlights schedule, this entire move suffered from many rejection reasons.

Ken Carr 06-25-2008 06:31 AM

Appeal and hopefully it will be accepted ( it deserves it) or share it on other site it's one great shot. Regardless of what the screeners say or judge.

Joe the Photog 06-25-2008 01:32 PM

I concur with the sentiment above. See if you can brighten it and then resubmitt. This is a newsworthy shot that should be accepted.


Joe

Joe the Photog 06-25-2008 01:32 PM

The composition is dead on, by the waty. Great catch.


Joe

River Rails Photography 06-25-2008 02:13 PM

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Just brighten it a bit and you should be good... appeal first, however.

Googanelli 06-25-2008 02:40 PM

That shot rocks. It is a little backlit but I think it is certainly a cool shot!

-Joe

TAMR159 06-25-2008 04:44 PM

Don't brighten it up - rather, use Fill Light or (very carefully) the Shadows filter, both features in Photoshop. It'll brighten the dark areas (the trains) without blowing out the highlights.

karldotcom 06-25-2008 06:46 PM

That was kind of something how that shot opened up...

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Originally Posted by Freericks
Karl... appeal and put a note that this is the rarest of rare movements... This is a brilliant shot... Charles


Freericks 06-25-2008 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by karldotcom
That was kind of something how that shot opened up...

It was amazing... and the fact that I was standing next to you and completely blew it will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Amtrak7 06-25-2008 08:42 PM

I love how the shot shows both trains. Appeal it.

Dump The Air 06-25-2008 11:03 PM

If this doesn't get in, and another grainy/bad color night shot gets in, then theres someone asleep at the wheel.

wirailfan 06-26-2008 01:54 AM

It's situations like this that make me wish there was a voting system for rejected images that would allow the majority to vote and overrule the screeners.

a231pacific 06-26-2008 01:58 AM

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Use your levels control to lighten it up, or use auto levels. That will help. Then use a hefty dose of shadow recovery to get some detail on the trucks. Then I would give it a few points of saturation boost and the same with contrast boost. You won't be able to overcome the backlit nature of the shot, but you can give it more snap. This shot should be accepted due to its rarity, but I think you can make it a bit better. I've overdone it a bit to show what can be done, but by taking it a bit easier, you can avoid the tinted photo look that I got.

Michael Allen

milwman 06-26-2008 03:35 AM

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Or Lighted the pilot and boosted the color some

bigbassloyd 06-26-2008 03:50 AM

What about a B&W conversion?

Loyd L.

JimThias 06-26-2008 03:52 AM

There's just something about this particular lighting angle that makes the sides of the cars stand out to me. Almost a wet metal look. The lighting might be harsh, but I like the way it makes the side of the train look.

Freericks 06-26-2008 03:57 AM

What's also brilliant about this shot, is that the two trains occupy the same amount of width in the photo.

It's really excellent.

stevenmwelch 06-26-2008 04:03 AM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd
What about a B&W conversion?

Loyd L.


You asked!


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