Old 05-28-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Smile What about this one then?

Not really surprised to get this one rejected, but thought it would be for 'bad motive' or 'poor esthetic quality' rather than bad contrast (rejected 2nd time for this after increasing contrast after first rejection.) The contrast looks OK to me. I could level the verticals which would straighten it out a bit I guess, though how you can have an unlevel horizon inside a train is a mystery to me! I thought it provided an unusual view of rail operations rarely photographed.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if the contrast is bad, but the horizion is unlevel. Just judge by th top of the green pole on the very right. If the shot was level, you wouldn't see any of that pole. (Or either you'd see all of it.) I would have thought this one would get canned for "not the type of material we are willing to publish" as to me it just looks like a guy standing over a seat. Maybe -- *maybe* -- if you had got out of your seat and shot the scene something close up.


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Old 05-28-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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It doesn't look rail-related enough to my eyes...it looks like a Jehova's Witness handing out literature on a bus. But that's just me...
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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That's a pretty fruity looking train.
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Well, looks like RP is interested, you know you need to get the verticals vertical, what's left is contrast. To me, it definitely looks flat - not surprising given the diffuse light and that it is indoor. Boost the contrast until it looks better. I know, it's simple, but I don't know what else to say, except to offer up a second opinion that more contrast is definitely needed.
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It could just be a minor technical flaw that could be overlooked.


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It could just be a minor technical flaw that could be overlooked.


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LMAO, I think I'd let it go now Joe.
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:45 AM   #8
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Quote:
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It could just be a minor technical flaw that could be overlooked.


In other words, all photos that are of poor quality should be accepted!

The rejection specifically states:

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The technical quality of the image needs to be improved.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:29 AM   #9
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First off, it is unlevel - I would use the side of the glass panel next to the pole on the right to square it up. I would also prefer to see the conductor a bit closer, either holding a ticket or with a ticket visible as it is not obvious what he is doing.
Even if you adjusted and re-submitted or tried taking a different version, it might still attract a 'bad motive', though there are pictures of carriage interiors on the database (can't find an example right at the moment).
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I prefer the class 158's!
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Many thanks for all your comments, which have been acted upon and its now been accepted.

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P S Class 158s are cramped and uncomfortable. Only 150s and 142s are worse.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:34 PM   #12
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That's a pretty fruity looking train.
That's why the Brits call it the "Gay Train", Mike. Good to see you're on "top" of things like that.
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