Old 08-13-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Got dinged with "Poor Esthetic Quality" which basically means there's nothin I can do to get this accepted. I agree the photos a bit... intense... but its not photoshopped to hell really. Anyway, worth tryin, now its gettin slapped up on Flickr and that's it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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I've learned on here, RP does not like the streaks anymore, there was a time, but not anymore, and it is a shame. I like it, it is "intense", but as you stated, Flickr is pretty cool since it is a great place for photos like this.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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I've learned on here, RP does not like the streaks anymore, there was a time, but not anymore, and it is a shame. I like it, it is "intense", but as you stated, Flickr is pretty cool since it is a great place for photos like this.
It's not that at all. The red is WAY too intense. Even on flickr it would be way too much.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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It's not that at all. The red is WAY too intense. Even on flickr it would be way too much.
That's funny.

I agree with Jim. Your photo looks like a christmas card gone bad. Try and tone it down.
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It's not that at all. The red is WAY too intense. Even on flickr it would be way too much.
That's the first thing I noticed, too. But I also think the PEQ is due to it being a streak. When I shoot streak shots now, I always try to have some stationary railroad object in the shot -- a depot, a sitting train or even a signal (not a crossing signal) But, yeah, the red is too much.

It did remind me of an old Warrant song though. Thanks!
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the photo came out so red because the only light illuminating the ground was red, but yeah, I can see it being a bit nuts.
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It's not a "bit" nuts, it's nuts! Aside from that, it crosses well over the line from representational to manipulated/artistic in appearance. It's like there was a red paint spill on the road shortly before the train arrived.

Nothing wrong with manipulated/artistic, it's just that RP is generally not about those sorts of shots.

"generally" inserted to respond in advance to the shots that people will link to ...
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Looking at it again, even with less red, you caught the arms coming down in mid stride. It'd be better to have them come down in full swing, so to speak.
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You can't halfway catch the gates. That's an assured recycle bin shot in my book.
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Like someone else said, if you're going do a streak, try to find a station or something like that. And next time, try to make sure there's no power lines.

Really neat looking shot though.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:32 AM   #11
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Streak shots are so "last month", it's all about sunsets now. Did you not get the memo? If not I can send you another copy... do you have your TPS reports done yet?
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It's like watching a carnival ride on drugs. Wow...look at the colors!!!!!!!!
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