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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Laurence18
Thanks, The advice worked and the shot is in!!!

Thanks, The advice worked and the shot is in!!!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Laurence18
I took a quick stab at this. See what you guys...

I took a quick stab at this. See what you guys think?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=916558
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Laurence18
I agree.. Lots of clutter on either side. The...

I agree.. Lots of clutter on either side. The shot is very head on and you don't get to see much of the cars. I've had a few rejected for the same reason. After I got pissed, I finally accepted the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Laurence18
Poor Cropping

Common request, but I need some help! How can I crop this so it gets accepted in RRP.NET? I'd be very appreciative of some guidance here?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-14-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,222
Posted By Laurence18
In my experience, the truly creative tend to get...

In my experience, the truly creative tend to get rejected as:
"Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-14-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By Laurence18
Critique??

I got the "- Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish." for this photo. I was...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-19-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By Laurence18
Rejected again!

OK, i did the cropping. One came back as soft. the others continue to get the bad cropping rejection.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=804387&key=429924952
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Laurence18
David, I'm with you on the cropping. I keep...

David,

I'm with you on the cropping. I keep 'missing the mark' when it comes to RPN submissions. I'd love to see the guidelines so I can modify my shots.

Getting frustrated by RPN rules is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By Laurence18
Jim, thanks for the advice. I did as suggested,...

Jim, thanks for the advice. I did as suggested, unfortunately, the RPN gods are against me...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=804188&key=28969566 - rejected
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By Laurence18
Thanks, Kevin. I'll give it one more shot. I...

Thanks, Kevin. I'll give it one more shot. I typicaly try to use the rule of thirds for horizontal shots and get the nose in the left or right third.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-18-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By Laurence18
Cropping help

I have to say, I just don't get the reason 'bad cropping.' Can someone help me crop these so they get accepted?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=803980&key=0
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By Laurence18
Explore five best pictures on flickr

For you folks on flickr, I moderate a group called 'five best photos.' It's meant to showcase each photographer's five greatest shots. The site has a broader remit than 'the perfect train picture.' ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Laurence18
I like the shot

Sometimes a bit of an angle makes a nice, eye catching feature. Having said that, make sure your crossing gate mast is vertical.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By Laurence18
train is too far to the left. Distracting shadows...

train is too far to the left. Distracting shadows in the foreground. highway bridge is annoying. Focus is grat, no blur, good depth of field, great sky!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Laurence18
Feedback.. Composition?

RPN said this has bad composition. I'd appreciate any constructive suggestions...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_laurence/4020343750/" title="BNSF at Lee, Illinois by Laurence's...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-19-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Laurence18
feedback on composition

I'd appreciate some honest critique on this shot

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_by_laurence/4005839414/" title="Virgin Trains Class 390 High Speed Pendolino at Weedon by Laurence's...
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