Old 02-24-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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Not sure I completely understand this rejection ... what am I missing?

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Old 02-24-2009, 04:52 AM   #2
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Shane,

Not trying to be mean, but it's a boring roster shot in poor light. The interesting tower at left is cut off, the end of the train at right is cut off (as well as blocked by the engine), there is a telephone pole growing out of the engine, etc. If you have a wider version with the entire tower, it might have a chance. Otherwise, this is an ok 3/4 wedgie for your personal collection.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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If you had the whole train and the tower, it would be in.
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Wow! I didn't realize the shot was that bad, otherwise I would not have bothered. Thank you for your brutally honest feedback, though, it's what I asked for.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Shane:

To soften Chris's criticism a bit, the screener's are looking for a more than what appears to be a quick shot of a common locomotive in a common location.

Do a couple searches and look for Metra (under railroads) and JB Tower. Use a critical eye and compare your shot to those. Yes a few will look similar but the vast majority should give you ideas on how to improve your composition. Bear in mind that the standards have been evolving here and there may be one or two shots you think are just like your's. But they likely would be rejected now too.
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Bear in mind that the standards have been evolving here and there may be one or two shots you think are just like your's. But they likely would be rejected now too.
You know, that is a GREAT point. I've been uploading images on here since 2003, and there is some of my earlier work that I absolutely cringe at, knowing that by the standards of what rp has become today, they'd have been summarily (and rightly so!) rejected.
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Shane:

To soften Chris's criticism a bit, the screener's are looking for a more than what appears to be a quick shot of a common locomotive in a common location.
Thanks for that, Steve. I wasn't trying to be harsh, but there is no way to convey inflection on the interwebs.

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You know, that is a GREAT point. I've been uploading images on here since 2003, and there is some of my earlier work that I absolutely cringe at, knowing that by the standards of what rp has become today, they'd have been summarily (and rightly so!) rejected.
Same here. A few months ago, I had a few weeks where everything I was submitting was accepted. That was a really nice feeling, even after 600 photo acceptions, to have a pretty decent idea of what the screeners are looking for.

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