Old 08-27-2006, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default bad motive..... could it be....

I thought the motive for this photo was great, getting all 3 locomotives lined up, and ecspecially only 5 seconds after the door opened for UP1996, and all the UP workers gathering around. But, maybe some of the reason for the rejection is the overly uploaded photos of UP1996 lately? out of most of the bad motive rejects i've had recently, this one really confuses me, what do you think?

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Old 08-27-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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In my experience, bad motive is sometimes used as a blanket rejection when there is nothing techniquly with a shot, but rubs a screener the wrong way. I think such is the case here. I can see what you like in the shot, but the end product just doesn't do any thing for me.
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:28 PM   #3
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Best you can do is appeal
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Drewster -
The shot's a little soft, but I like it alot. Shows the human aspect of railroading... reminds us that these giant machines don't just run themselves.

When appealing, I'd ask (politely) for specifics.
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:32 PM   #5
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It's hard to apeal a shot that was rejected with the reason being "the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish." The shot suffers from distracting shadows which causes the 1996 to almost fade into the background.

I doubt very seriously the number of other shots of the 1996 in the database even weighed on the mind of the screeners. Thgis shot was rejected because of this shot.


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Old 08-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #6
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Cool Maybe....

...the shot would work if you can level it better (maybe with the top of the three doors), lower it so you're not cutting off the bottom of the men at work signs in the foregroud, and sharpen it. Over all I think it is an interesting shot, partly because I'm a big fan of the Cal Northern units. Bad Motive is one of the more interesting reasons the screeners use, and should probably be reworded to something that seems less related to your ethical intentions.

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But, maybe some of the reason for the rejection is the overly uploaded photos of UP1996 lately?
Again, I'd say no. OUt of the seven specially painted UP units, the 1996 is still the one with the lowest number of shots. By comparision, the 1982 has almost two and a half more shots in.

UP 1982 58
UP 1983 41
UP 1988 33
UP 1989 23
UP 1995 53
UP 1996 23
UP 4141 37
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:24 PM   #8
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I'm with John on this one. It can be made into a better shot, but the screeners may just not like it. Personally, I like shots with people in them!

Your shot isn't very unlevel, only 0.36 degrees, but it's sort of washed out. I reset the black point and sharpened it. Then of course the problem is the Heritage unit goes dark. Maybe some shadow recovery there would work.

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