Old 02-17-2008, 05:53 PM   #1
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This series of photos was rejected for poor esthetic quality. I realize they may not be the usual sort of photos that RP accepts, but I'd like people's opinions on them as photos, not necessarily as pertains to RP.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=166823355

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=962544803

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=474122967

Thanks for looking and commenting. I do pretty well with general railway photography, but haven't done much along the human interest line. Comments and suggestions cheerfully accepted.

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I like those a lot from the human interest/ storytelling side of things. 60 years ago those scenes would have played out every day, but they are quickly vanishing. Thanks for sharing!
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Although they may not be RPesque, they are definately worth sharing. Very nice!!! Thank you.
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This series of photos was rejected for poor esthetic quality. I realize they may not be the usual sort of photos that RP accepts, but I'd like people's opinions on them as photos, not necessarily as pertains to RP.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=166823355

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=962544803

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=474122967

Thanks for looking and commenting. I do pretty well with general railway photography, but haven't done much along the human interest line. Comments and suggestions cheerfully accepted.

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Michael, while the first two might not work for RP, I think the last one certainly does.
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The only thing wrong with the shots is that the caboose is so clean it looks fake!

#2 is a snapshot, #3 is RP worthy, appeal, even if too clean. I like the composition with the placement of the lantern.

#1 I can't decide about. One problem is that it doesn't have much of a RR feel; hard to tell it is a caboose as opposed to a cabin somewhere. Well, "cabin" is a nickname for a caboose, I suppose.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. Based on the feedback, I appealed #1 & #3 and since they have vanished from the reject list, I guess they got accepted! Thanks again. I liked #2, but that probably had more to do with the enjoyment of the lunch and the quality of the experience than it did the quality of the photo!

Thanks again for the positive and constructive feedback.

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Here are the ones that got accepted on appeal. They are photos #1 & #3.
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Photograph © Michael F. Allen

Here's photo #2, which I did not appeal.
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