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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-25-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By J-M Frybourg
I just found this:...

I just found this: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/748810/.

It is a nice picture
It is rare historic stuff
It is backlit
It was accepted
It is American...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-25-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Thanks Micha This is precisely what I thought:...

Thanks Micha
This is precisely what I thought: this is rare stuff of historic value. But the screeners thought otherwise.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-15-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By J-M Frybourg
The accepted one is even more exceptional. There...

The accepted one is even more exceptional. There were very few occasions when the 2 series Ae 3/6 and Ae 4/7 were both present in a consist.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Inconsitencies

Dear all,

I have just met a weird inconsistency so I am seeking your views about it.

Accepted (and successful): https://www.railpictures.net/photo/747721/
Rejected:...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-11-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,129
Posted By J-M Frybourg
No worries, the appreciation of foreground...

No worries, the appreciation of foreground clutter is very variable. See this one: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/738910/
Just another lottery...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,129
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I would not even dare to think submitting such a...

I would not even dare to think submitting such a "daube" (French word). But even if I would submit a similar picture with a European electric engine behind the fence, it would certainly be rejected...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-04-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Some additional interesting statistics for the...

Some additional interesting statistics for the debate, showing the difference between screener decisions (SC+POTW) and the site audience (People's choice).

The people are a bit more balanced:...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Yes, I know that. And after some years, he sold...

Yes, I know that.
And after some years, he sold the website.
Now it is owned by other people. When you see how it is handled, the nationality of the screeners, the huge international...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Thanks Mike I have also visited the Casper...

Thanks Mike

I have also visited the Casper sub in the past - I have a few pictures posted here -, and I was surprised by the low traffic. The landscapes are so strikingly beautiful that not to be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Doug, basically, what you say is: this site is...

Doug, basically, what you say is: this site is America - "majority" -, let’s keep it American, the rest is negligible (i.e. minority) and does not matter so much to the majority.

The problem is,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Hi Mike, I do sincerely appreciate your photos a...

Hi Mike, I do sincerely appreciate your photos a lot, they are truly great, no doubt at all about that. I even wish I could visit some of these great locations together with you one day!

My...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
No bias at all! I have made the effort of...

No bias at all!

I have made the effort of doing calculations for the entire database. Here are some factual results (oops ... Sorry, I should say "here are some fake news"):

- USA: 494,519...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-03-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 36,424
Posted By J-M Frybourg
You are all jealous. Look at what I have found:...

You are all jealous.
Look at what I have found: 5 pictures of the same location, with same light, same photographer = a total of 5 screener choices and 1 photo of the week = 6 RPNet prizes (only one...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-13-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,939
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Fully agree! I suspect that the nonsense may come...

Fully agree! I suspect that the nonsense may come from the basic rules for beginners to avoid backlit noses, a rule that seems to be taken pretty seriously in the US. When I was learning photography,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-01-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Another historic shot that can only get access to...

Another historic shot that can only get access to RPN because it is American: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730795/
According to RPN standards that RPN team has put in writing in this forum,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Yes, I agree. Unfortunately, that is a failure...

Yes, I agree.
Unfortunately, that is a failure for Railpictures.net.
RPN did not succeed in making the site attractive enough to the truly best, has disapointed some excellent contributors over...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Are the stories under my pictures not enough?...

Are the stories under my pictures not enough? Take the example of the "Farewell to Patrick" Tour. (see here https://www.railpictures.net/photo/725326/). Or take the Georg Trüb pictures, etc. Even my...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
OK, granted. But then why not do the same...

OK, granted.

But then why not do the same for non-US audience?

Nowadays, the site has a huge number of international visitors - and contributors. The first contributor in terms of number of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Well... The picture...

Well... The picture https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730511/ would CERTAINLY be rejected if it would have been shot in Europe. This is precisely what I call pro-US bias.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I am aligned. Certainly does not deserve being...

I am aligned. Certainly does not deserve being qualified as one of the "BEST" railroad photos on the net.

The problem is: when non-US pictures of same historical interest are submitted. They are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
More precisely, what are the merits for this...

More precisely, what are the merits for this picture to pass all the rejection reasons like Poor Estheticl Quailty, Composition unbalanced, etc. ?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-31-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,741
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Hi guys, I would just like to get your views...

Hi guys, I would just like to get your views about whether this picture should belong to "the BEST railroad photos on the net": https://www.railpictures.net/photo/730511/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-06-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,774
Posted By J-M Frybourg
I have exchanged emails with the publisher. It...

I have exchanged emails with the publisher. It should be enough.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,774
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Thank you, Daniel, for warning us and starting...

Thank you, Daniel, for warning us and starting this thread.

The same story happened to me with a US publisher.

Jason Gregory, from J&O Railroad productions, was producing a book on the SD70 in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By J-M Frybourg
Hi Daniel, You picture, edited, with a bit more...

Hi Daniel,
You picture, edited, with a bit more light

I think this version should be OK.
Jean-Marc
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