Old 02-21-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:13 AM   #2
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I am really confused by that shot ...
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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It looks like you are inside a wooden bridge! But then I see an engine without trucks and I get all confused.

Appeal. I wish you had stepped a foot to the left, so that the side of the engine would not be "merged" with the side of the car. But still, appeal.
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I think's its a great attempt to go outside the box, and it would be better (for me) if the locomotive wasn't coupled to the consist, and you could see the entire front of the unit. Maybe if inside the 'rack had some more lighting, I could get a better feel for it too.

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:38 AM   #5
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Very unique shot, hope you can get it on.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:04 AM   #6
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I wish you had stepped a foot to the left, so that the side of the engine would not be "merged" with the side of the car.
Me too!!! Very nice attempt though. Undecided about the appeal though. Maybe try it again as above. I'd like to see it get on too. IMO, just think the loco should be centered in the frame in this instance though.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:14 AM   #7
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Rejected for bad angle -

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How about "Rejected for bad idea" !!

You climbed INSIDE a freight car in a rail yard to take a photo. Neither you nor anyone who has replied so far sees anything wrong with this ???
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How about "Rejected for bad idea" !!

You climbed INSIDE a freight car in a rail yard to take a photo. Neither you nor anyone who has replied so far sees anything wrong with this ???
I didn't actually climb inside the car to take the shot. Both ends were open and I zoomed in to get the shot. I wouldn't have been as stupid to have actually climbed inside.
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How about "Rejected for bad idea" !!

You climbed INSIDE a freight car in a rail yard to take a photo. Neither you nor anyone who has replied so far sees anything wrong with this ???
Also, he could have been an employee.
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I didn't actually climb inside the car to take the shot. Both ends were open and I zoomed in to get the shot. I wouldn't have been as stupid to have actually climbed inside.
I'm not a fan of jumping to conclusions, but your remark didn't help describe the truth to the shot:

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Remarks: View from inside an autorack.
Perhaps a 'As seen through an autorack' would be more appropriate. It looks like trespassing, and that's what the viewer's left with...
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I'm not a fan of jumping to conclusions, but your remark didn't help describe the truth to the shot:



Perhaps a 'As seen through an autorack' would be more appropriate. It looks like trespassing, and that's what the viewer's left with...
Yes your right. That was my mistake. I should have made that more clear in the description.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:52 AM   #12
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Also, he could have been an employee.
That was my thought too. Oops.

If you're not a RR employee, thanks for making the rest of us look bad too!
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Okay, I get it now.

Part of what gets me about the standard rejection reasons is that they are all negative ... "bad angle," "poor lighting," "bad contrast," etc. While some photos might indeed be bad or poor whatever, a lot of photos simply have cropping, compositional, or lighting that differ from the standard here at this site. That doesn't necessarily make them "bad" or "poor."

Same with this shot. It's unique and kind of cool and threw me for a loop at first. It made me stare at it until I figured it out. That might not be the kind of pic desired for this site, but there is nothing "bad" about it.
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That was my thought too. Oops.

If you're not a RR employee, thanks for making the rest of us look bad too!
No I'm not an employee, but I did have permission to be there.
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Accepted on appeal -

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