Old 01-25-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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Okay guys,

I got a few pics of the RB&BB circus train unloading here in Nashville this AM. Asked C. Starnes about it, he said go ahead and load'em up. The two that I loaded were rejected and I'd like to get some input from the masses on them. Here are the rejects:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=87069
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=87070

A couple of Q's:

1) Does this type of pic (subject matter) even have a place in the database of RP.net?

2) The comments associated with each rejection were "Bad motive - By this we mean that the photo was of low esthetic qualities" and "Bad Angle / Poor Cropping" respectively. Is there anything that can be done either to these pics (particularly the first one, can't do much about the second) in photoshop or to pics I take next week when the train loads back up that would improve the quality?

I figured that due to the interesting subject matter it may be worth a shot to try and get one in.

I don't know...either way, it was cool watching them unload the trailers and some animals too.

Thanks,

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:45 PM   #2
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That's iffy. It is technically railroad related (there's a grade crossing and flat cars), but the main focus is the RB&BB boxes and the work being done by the forklift crew. Had the shot had an engine, it would be a different story, but generally, rolling stock only shots are not accepted into the database...
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Railpictures standards: "If the shot doesn't have a locomotive, good luck getting it accepted."
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It is technically railroad related (there's a grade crossing and flat cars), but the main focus is the RB&BB boxes and the work being done by the forklift crew.
I'll have to agree on that. While it is an interesting shot, more focus is on the unloading process rather thant he circus train itself. When the train departs Nashville, you may want to try and find a spot where you can get a good part of the train in your shot. One like that would have a better chance, granted the lighting, composition, and exposure are right.

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Railpictures standards: "If the shot doesn't have a locomotive, good luck getting it accepted."
If that were the case, then you'd never see shots of interlocking towers, switch stands, signals, and several other railroad related items (sans a locomotive in the shot) posted here.
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Old 01-26-2005, 01:12 AM   #5
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Chris, Joe, & Caleb:

Thanks for the input. I had a feeling that with the lack of eye-catching strictly-RR content, it was doomed...but I decided to let the screeners have the final say...

I know that the next stop for the circus train is Charlotte, NC. So it will likely head down thru Chattanooga and Atlanta. I'll be sure to catch on it's way out of town.

Again...thanks!

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