Old 07-30-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Well it was worth a shot:

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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Lightbulb You have got to be kidding.....

With all of the crap I have seen on here over the last year, I don't see why that was rejected.

Perhaps it was the eye brow hair.
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I like it!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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I think that with a shot that is inherently different, one has to give it a fighting chance by making it as flawless in every other dimension as possible, so that the shot conveys the strongest possible positive feel when first seen. That way the screener looks at it with more of an open mind.

So do something about the orange skin!!!!

And maybe something about the color on the lens, although that is inherent to that surface. Still, maybe an adjustment of some sort is possible without getting too far from reality.
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I think that with a shot that is inherently different, one has to give it a fighting chance by making it as flawless in every other dimension as possible, so that the shot conveys the strongest possible positive feel when first seen. That way the screener looks at it with more of an open mind.

So do something about the orange skin!!!!

And maybe something about the color on the lens, although that is inherent to that surface. Still, maybe an adjustment of some sort is possible without getting too far from reality.
Well I got rid of the orange skin and fiddled around with the overall photo and got this:



Anyone feel free to add on to any suggestions on how I could make this look better.
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remove the green cast from the lens?

Obviously it affects the foreground in the lens, but also it appears to muddle up the orange on the engine. I'm not saying get rid of all color casts on the lens; I don't think it would look better if completely neutral. But the green seems particularly off-putting.
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The green is cool. It's a cool shot as is. Don't listen to him.
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Add some orange back (it's a hot sunny day, right?), then remove some of the green cast and I think you'll have the perfect balance to override a "bad color" rejection. As for PEQ, hopefully an appeal will do the trick. Top notch, super creative - I like it a lot. Why RP would reject such a shot yet happily accept the next roster or wreck would be beyond comprehension - especially in light of other creative well received past images on site.

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Alright, I added some orange back and got rid of the green cast on the sun glass lens.

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Three things to get a shot like this on.

1) Female face.
2) Oakley Glasses.
3) Trains in focus is the lead unit.

Do those an you got it!
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Three things to get a shot like this on.

1) Female face.
2) Oakley Glasses.
3) Trains in focus is the lead unit.

Do those an you got it!
To complete step 1, I need to take a girl railfanning sometime
To complete step 2, complete step 1 then get Oakley Glasses
To complete step 3, complete steps 1 and 2 and make sure the train is stopped
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Three things to get a shot like this on.

1) Female face.
2) Oakley Glasses.
3) Trains in focus is the lead unit.

Do those an you got it!
I just may concur - I like it, though I wonder just how much an issue that second (first) unit being out of focus is? Works for me, but I'm not screening it. Spin the wheel, maybe one screener will like it as well. It's certainly creative.

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PS - Boosting the yellow channel in saturation helps make the engine stand out nicely.
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I just can't see this one getting on, because I'm not really seeing the point in it. You're looking at a face with an off-color reflection of a second-unit, and an uninteresting one at that. But, I also hate to put-down creativity.
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Now after looking at the shot here, this gives me an idea for an even better shot, but it will take a lot of luck and of course planning to make it work, but mostly luck.
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Three things to get a shot like this on.

1) Female face.
2) Oakley Glasses.
3) Trains in focus is the lead unit.

Do those an you got it!
Yeah. You might as well whip out the UWA lens and include some cleavage action as well.
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John it's very creative. Who knows, maybe it's just a bit to far 'out of the box' for the screener's taste, but i really like it. It's an origional idea.
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Thanks everyone. If this doesn't make it on the DB, oh well. Not a big deal about it. I'm still happy the shot came out well considering it was a split second idea while baking in the sun
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I like the shot a lot. If it was my site it would have been accepted no question.
If the wearer was an attractive female, it would have gotten on RP in a blink.
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I agree and that's a pretty fair assessment. Honestly, I can't blame them for rejecting a close up of a guy's face.
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I agree and that's a pretty fair assessment. Honestly, I can't blame them for rejecting a close up of a guy's face.
So I guess we are saying this image is solely judged by RP on sexual content and not any other value as a photograph?
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So I guess we are saying this image is solely judged by RP on sexual content and not any other value as a photograph?
Well, the gender of the subject surely can make a big difference.
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I have mixed feelings on this one. It's a very creative shot---but I'm not sure it should be on RP. What next...train reflections in make-up mirrors or chrome bumpers? Had the reflective item (the sun glasses) had some railroad context, perhaps it would have been accepted.
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