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e-unit 06-21-2013 06:11 PM

purgatory -screeners eddition
 
Has anyone ever had a shot passed over by screeners? I put in 2 shots. One was denied and the other was left while they continued on. I said hmm and left it. 4 hours later, still in position 1 with all other photos passing it up.

I think this falls into the sub par shot catigory for sure, but has historical significance. Its a shot of the new Amtrak veterans unit leaving Beech Grove.

Screeners waiting for a better shot before they reluctantly accept mine?

Mgoldman 06-21-2013 06:54 PM

It's possible they've elected to hold on accepting until it's officially made public.

I saw a photo on Trainorders.com which was removed hours after it was posted, though a photo has since shown up on Facebook.

I'm not a fan of censorship - I think a sneak peek is a little bit fun, but in this case, I would completely accept keeping the secret a little longer (we're talking a day or two).

/Mitch

Joe the Photog 06-21-2013 07:16 PM

I want to see it!

e-unit 06-21-2013 07:23 PM

If it is going down the tracks, you would think its public. They had the important bits covered in white plastic.


Heres the denied one Joe:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=9010035

It is a going away and trailing shot. Obviously deniable. I dunno how long it will be til it comes out of hiding again and put in the lead to get an acceptable shot.

Joe the Photog 06-21-2013 08:10 PM

[quote=e-unit;167569]If it is going down the tracks, you would think its public. They had the important bits covered in white plastic./QUOTE]
You would think so. But it puts the guys in an interesting situation if they have indeed been asked not to post any shots until Amtrak says it is OK to do so. In the "real" news business, we would get embargo notices all the time not to mention something on air until such and such time. But usually there was not a train going down the track with the thing in plain view what we were not supposed to mention.

It could also be that the screener just wanted to let one of the Chris' get the final say, too.

e-unit 06-21-2013 08:43 PM

[quote=Joe the Photog;167570]
Quote:

Originally Posted by e-unit (Post 167569)
If it is going down the tracks, you would think its public. They had the important bits covered in white plastic./QUOTE]
You would think so. But it puts the guys in an interesting situation if they have indeed been asked not to post any shots until Amtrak says it is OK to do so. In the "real" news business, we would get embargo notices all the time not to mention something on air until such and such time. But usually there was not a train going down the track with the thing in plain view what we were not supposed to mention.

It could also be that the screener just wanted to let one of the Chris' get the final say, too.

It finally got killed off for front coupled lol. Im thinking 4th of july it will be out

Mgoldman 06-21-2013 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e-unit (Post 167571)
It finally got killed off for front coupled lol. Im thinking 4th of july it will be out

Let's hope it was really all about secrecy (why is there then not a specific rejection for that?). It would be otherwise nuts to pass up on a scoop due to "bad angle".

Look nice. Stars are covered up on the bottom - assume mid center clues the public as to the purpose of the scheme.

Has a slight AT&SF look.

/Mitch

e-unit 06-22-2013 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mgoldman (Post 167573)
Let's hope it was really all about secrecy (why is there then not a specific rejection for that?). It would be otherwise nuts to pass up on a scoop due to "bad angle".

Look nice. Stars are covered up on the bottom - assume mid center clues the public as to the purpose of the scheme.

Has a slight AT&SF look.

/Mitch

Its not a big deal to me. I know how the screeners think on here.


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