Old 07-13-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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Let me start off by saying that I know this was also rejected for something else. But the rejection I have a question about is the backlight rejection.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1220714204

I have many pictures on the sister site Jetphotos.net and thought I would just put those applications in taking pictures to this site.

I am little puzzled at this rejection. Why would it be backlit when then sum is shinning from behind me and if you could see the front it would be shining on the front?

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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Let me start off by saying that I know this was also rejected for something else. But the rejection I have a question about is the backlight rejection.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1220714204

I have many pictures on the sister site Jetphotos.net and thought I would just put those applications in taking pictures to this site.

I am little puzzled at this rejection. Why would it be backlit when then sum is shinning from behind me and if you could see the front it would be shining on the front?

Thanks for the replies in advance.
Don't get hung up on the word backlit, the first part of the rejection is correct.. "poor lighting"

the sun was nearly overhead, judging by the enormous shadow being cast by the radiator fin. There's also very little detail where the wheels meet the rail, which makes the locomotive appear to be floating.

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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well in general its not a overly attractive image, a high sun image of a BNSF H3 GEVO going away and trailing. Sorry just not RP material.
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Sorry just not RP material.
Not to sound harsh, but that pretty much says it. I'd recommend taking a look at this:

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Going away shots are generally not accepted unless they are composed in a creative/artistic manner or depict an unusal set of power or train.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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Don't get hung up on the word backlit, the first part of the rejection is correct.. "poor lighting"

the sun was nearly overhead, judging by the enormous shadow being cast by the radiator fin. There's also very little detail where the wheels meet the rail, which makes the locomotive appear to be floating.

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Thanks that is what I was looking for and suspected that to be the case.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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Way picky right now, look at what's on here for photo to see what will get in.
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well in general its not a overly attractive image, a high sun image of a BNSF H3 GEVO going away and trailing. Sorry just not RP material.
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Not to sound harsh, but that pretty much says it. I'd recommend taking a look at this:

http://www.railpictures.net/addphotos/guidelines.php

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Roster Shots:

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Going away shots are generally not accepted unless they are composed in a creative/artistic manner or depict an unusal set of power or train.
Guys, he was asking about the backlighting of the shot, not the front-coupled part or angle part. Don't just look at the rejection, also look at what the person is asking.

As for the backlighting, this appears to be more of a high sun type problem, where the sun is nearly directly overhead and casts shadows down on the trucks and under the radiators of some engines. To avoid this, generally avoid shooting RP shots between 10 AM-3 PM. If you do, always shoot head-on and with as much elevation as possible.

The shadows/light in this shot are very subtle. It took me a couple seconds to figure out where there was sun and shadow. At first glance, the shot appears to be backlit, and I'm guessing that's what the screener saw as they were going through hundreds of shots.
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The lighting rejects can be confusing at times; I've read that they may redo the lighting rejections to be more informative.
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