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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 06:48 AM
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Posted By SamD
Umm, the upload limit being reduced arbitrarily...

Umm, the upload limit being reduced arbitrarily with no warning? I'm not sure what you'd call that if not a punishment.

As far as being vague and getting feedback... out of all the rejections I've...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SamD
I think you may have misunderstood what ticked me...

I think you may have misunderstood what ticked me off on that other thread. I welcome any input you have about the photo... what bugs me is imput about everything <i>but</i> the specific rejection...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,252
Posted By SamD
Opps, thanks for pointing that out. I corrected. ...

Opps, thanks for pointing that out. I corrected.



For the most part I agree with you. Bad color (which I have rarely gotten, but have almost never successfully corrected for) not withstanding,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,252
Posted By SamD
You don't get many bad color <s>suggestions</s>...

You don't get many bad color <s>suggestions</s> rejections do you?



No one's talking about a paragraph. I'm talking about either a clearer set of rejection reasons (like "bad saturation" and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,252
Posted By SamD
Umm... because they're the ones who are rejecting...

Umm... because they're the ones who are rejecting the photos and have the inside track on what they feel is lacking in the photo?

Also, logically speaking, one would think screeners would not want...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,252
Posted By SamD
The screeners (or maybe certain screeners, I...

The screeners (or maybe certain screeners, I don't know) seem to have taken a pretty punitive approach to dealing with submissions lately. Instead of providing any constructive feedback into what's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By SamD
You can go ahead and mention the other issues. I...

You can go ahead and mention the other issues. I sort of agree with the ones mentioned above, but since the shadows and angle didn't kill the shot on the first, I'm just not that worried about them....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By SamD
Hot in what way? midtones? highlights? I'm asking...

Hot in what way? midtones? highlights? I'm asking because as far as I'm concerned that shot is underexposed.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SamD
I can see what he was talking about with the...

I can see what he was talking about with the O'Hare bound train in the third picture, but that's definitely the result of smudging (pretty common in the winter when snow and salt gets all over...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SamD
And after examining and reexamining all three...

And after examining and reexamining all three photos, I can clearly read the destination maker on the trains in each picture but the third (which is smudged, no doubt from melted, salty snow that...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By SamD
Well, thanks guys, those responses have nothing...

Well, thanks guys, those responses have nothing to do with exposure.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SamD
You would be able to read the destination sign if...

You would be able to read the destination sign if the CTA kept their cars cleaner. But since IQ wasn't the rejection reason, a discussion of IQ isn't really helpful to understanding what's wrong with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SamD
Bad Angle on Electric MUs

I got back angle on all of these, and I can't see what the screen was thinking, in the least.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=765774&key=158616323
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-31-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By SamD
Over-exposed? huh?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=765806&key=0'

If anything, this looks underexposed. This was the forth try. What is up with this?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By SamD
Under a mile... [photoid=258375]

Under a mile...

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By SamD
You should forget this exposure, go back in good...

You should forget this exposure, go back in good light (sunset or sunrise might be particularly fruitful), and recompose the whole thing. Either wider so it shows the surroundings, or tighter and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,770
Posted By SamD
I'm in two that I can think of... ...

I'm in two that I can think of...

[photoid=292255]

In the crowed of foam on the left.

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Way in the background on the right, far side of the signal bridge (don't ask why I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
The devil's in the details. Look at the primary...

The devil's in the details. Look at the primary colors in that cloudy shot. None pop the way the orange on the engines does. The leaves on that little tree almost do, but that's would one would...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
Nothing wrong with a good cloudy GEVO... unless...

Nothing wrong with a good cloudy GEVO... unless it's underexposed and at a common angle (which the above isn't).



Well geez, not to rag on the guy who posted that, but seeing that seriously...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
I was referring to this shot ...

I was referring to this shot

[photoid=276995]

That Mgoldman put in his original post. I remember seeing that when it was just uploaded and scratching my head at it.



Looking at the shot...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
Agreed, though I think we may have very different...

Agreed, though I think we may have very different standards for "interesting." Also, do you really think that cloudy shots of the new GEVOs is that interesting? Maybe if they didn't look like every...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-24-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By SamD
Seemed pretty normal in Chicago this weekend....

Seemed pretty normal in Chicago this weekend. However, train lengths are done seven days a week these days, and a lot of units are on sitting in the yards LUGO.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,323
Posted By SamD
I've having a very hard time understanding the...

I've having a very hard time understanding the first rejection. Cloudy/common maybe or something technical, but backlit? the light seems pretty clearly behind and to the right of the camera, which is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
See, I disagree with that as basic premises,...

See, I disagree with that as basic premises, especially in terms of my shot I referenced. I can see how not everyone cares to see a blownout zone 6 to zone 10 sky (though for me, how I reacted to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-24-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,619
Posted By SamD
I like the lighting in your NJT shot, although I...

I like the lighting in your NJT shot, although I think the cropping leaves too vacant space much on the right.

I've long been critical of the wisdom and consistency of the common/cloudy rejection....
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