Old 07-31-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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looks like a PEQ
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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It's going to be hard to get a pan of a freight car truck in... To do so, you have to get an absolutely perfect shot. I think the back of the truck here is soft, the light on the scene is dull, and the angle doesn't include enough of the world around it being blurred to tell me where I am (this is not to suggest a looser crop, but rather a location that is more interesting, so that the roadbed is unique, maybe with a bridge underneath, or a slag pile, or a tree... whatever).
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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Might be that this particular screener simply wasn't interested in a truck pan. Might be that the angle is too wedgie, pans generally look better if perpendicular (or head on if a zoom pan). Might be that the wedge angle means part of the truck is blurred, and unlike and it isn't clear what the focal point of the shot is - my eyes go to the springs and the really ugly corrosion.

But then, I don't know why my truck pan was accepted, although it was many years ago and RPs tastes can change over time.

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It's going to be hard to get a pan of a freight car truck in... To do so, you have to get an absolutely perfect shot.
Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

Seriously, don't know why mine is on, other than the non-wedge angle and the lack of "ugly".
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Well J's shot blows most of my advice out of the water.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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1/2 the image is in focus, thus, 1/2 is out of focus. The color is bland as if you did this on a cloudy day, hence a large aperture??

Alot of images as such that do get approved, depend on whose name is attached as the photographer.

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Alot of images as such that do get approved, depend on whose name is attached as the photographer.

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Here we go PCAs a few weeks ago, and acceptance today. What's tomorrow? How the screeners are chosen?

***Edit*** Not insinuating that TJ was in on the PCA thing, but just saying.
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I would agree, but I think it works the opposite way than you meant it. I think that those names (Mitch, Chase, Loyd, Travis, Stephen, etc.) have more to do with the fact that they are good photographers and submit better stuff. Not like you seem to have meant it which was that a piece of crap, if submitted by one of the above, would get on. Maybe the name helps a little (admittedly by him, some of Travis 115 shot batch), but not much.
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The color is bland as if you did this on a cloudy day, hence a large aperture??
Hi TJ!

Sorry I didnt understand that part, sorry for my english.

Thans all for the points of view

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Might be that this particular screener simply wasn't interested in a truck pan. Might be that the angle is too wedgie, pans generally look better if perpendicular (or head on if a zoom pan). Might be that the wedge angle means part of the truck is blurred, and unlike and it isn't clear what the focal point of the shot is - my eyes go to the springs and the really ugly corrosion.

But then, I don't know why my truck pan was accepted, although it was many years ago and RPs tastes can change over time.

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Janusz is right. I'm afraid it is a bad angle.
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looks like a PEQ
I agree. Artistic shots like this require a lot of pre thought, great composition, and great post processing. W/o that, its a PEQ.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:26 PM   #13
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Well, thanks gentlemen! It'll be for my personal collection.

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