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Old 06-04-2013, 02:30 AM   #26
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Friends of BNSF.
If they knew about your fondness for one of their Mall Ninja's, they would reject your photos too!
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:38 AM   #27
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Link to the site where you post your BNSF pics? (I get email from them, by the way)
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:40 AM   #28
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If they knew about your fondness for one of their Mall Ninja's, they would reject your photos too!
Contrary to my standard SOP, I have never reported him to the powers that be (and I am familiar with them in San Berdo) because my contacts with him have been so comical.

I mean, where else can you get shots of RR security flipping you the bird?

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Old 06-04-2013, 02:44 AM   #29
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Link to the site where you post your BNSF pics? (I get email from them, by the way)
You should have got the email then.

It was part of a 12 shot composite thanking members for submitting photos.

I posted a picture of the email as a thread to this forum some weeks ago.

They have also used my stuff on FB and Twitter, but those shots are also on RP.
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I always delete the "Friends" emails that I get. I signed up for that thing years ago and just haven't bothered to unsubscribe from the list yet. I was just wondering if you had a link to a site where your photos were displayed.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:01 AM   #31
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I've missed this forum. Reading this thread reminds me of this list is mostly like a dog chasing its own tail. I could lay out for a year, and miss absolutely nothing. When I return, the topics and the content are the same.

By the way...there isn't a thing wrong with the shot. Kudos for accepting a shot without full sun on the side. There are more ways to kill a possum than screwing it to death (....that's an Appalachian thing: most of you guys won't get it...).
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:12 AM   #32
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Talking Sage Advice.

Oh come on Ron, don't throw reason on a perfectly good fire.

Ya got to let the hens cluck a bit before the lay their eggs.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #33
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I've missed this forum. Reading this thread reminds me of this list is mostly like a dog chasing its own tail. I could lay out for a year, and miss absolutely nothing. When I return, the topics and the content are the same.
What an interesting Observation, lol.

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Old 06-04-2013, 07:02 AM   #34
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Link to the site where you post your BNSF pics? (I get email from them, by the way)
You need to be logged in to the Site to see any of the pictures.

Here is the email.

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Old 06-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #35
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If you can't see it, albeit, if it doesn't scream out at you, then I can't help you.

Perhaps I am too influenced by Disney and Hollywood, but I just look at that and go "wow."

As why it made top 4?

Same reason I clicked on it.....

WTF?
Maybe you can't help me but could you please tell me what I am missing?
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #36
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I've missed this forum. Reading this thread reminds me of this list is mostly like a dog chasing its own tail. I could lay out for a year, and miss absolutely nothing. When I return, the topics and the content are the same.
That same sentiment has been expressed on every forum and newsgroup since I started reading them back in '95.

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By the way...there isn't a thing wrong with the shot. Kudos for accepting a shot without full sun on the side.
Sure, there is nothing wrong with the photo, but what is wrong is that it was accepted when much better images that are backlit and have foreground obstructions get rejected on a regular basis. That is what people have an issue with.

The screeners have raised the bar over the past decade, so when a 2013 photo gets in with 2003 standards, people get worked up about it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #37
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I've missed this forum. Reading this thread reminds me of this list is mostly like a dog chasing its own tail. I could lay out for a year, and miss absolutely nothing. When I return, the topics and the content are the same.
Name one photographic forum that is dynamic in topic and conversation then. I see the same go round in every place I've ventured to. Perhaps you're hanging out in more exlcusive areas than I am.

Side topic - You ever tried a plate of possum? Tis not bad.

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #38
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I have an issue with what the screeners are telling me every time I have a reject, and boy do I have plenty of those.
Take my latest attempt. This works for me and I am very happy with it, I also think it is an unusual shot and worth trying to show others. (I don't try and do three quarter if I can help it and only post pictures I think deserve a wider audience). So far it has been rejected 5 times for bad cropping and bad composition. So I think OK they are seeing something that I am not so I will attempt to correct for RP. Resubmitted and get hit for use of grain reduction tool causing highlights etc. ISO was at 200 and highlights caused by the sun. So I then question are they right on the other? Then I wonder why go through the hoops? If I really want to show the picture I will. Otherwise I go off and take some more... for me. (trouble is UK is nowhere near as spectacular). Take a look. If you know where they are coming from then let me know, as you know I always welcome advice. Best wishes Dave
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An engine and a half just isn't cutting it for me. Makes the scene a bit unbalanced and confusing to the eye. The cars and sky are nice, but then here's a tease of a train that offers nothing to the scene.

It would be a better shot without the train in my opinion.

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I have an issue with what the screeners are telling me every time I have a reject, and boy do I have plenty of those.
Take my latest attempt. This works for me and I am very happy with it, I also think it is an unusual shot and worth trying to show others. (I don't try and do three quarter if I can help it and only post pictures I think deserve a wider audience). So far it has been rejected 5 times for bad cropping and bad composition. So I think OK they are seeing something that I am not so I will attempt to correct for RP. Resubmitted and get hit for use of grain reduction tool causing highlights etc. ISO was at 200 and highlights caused by the sun. So I then question are they right on the other? Then I wonder why go through the hoops? If I really want to show the picture I will. Otherwise I go off and take some more... for me. (trouble is UK is nowhere near as spectacular). Take a look. If you know where they are coming from then let me know, as you know I always welcome advice. Best wishes Dave
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Maybe something along the lines of this might work. It's a pretty neat shot.

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Thanks Chris, I saw where you were coming from on this. I tried it, leaving a bit more sky as I like the sky. Got rejected twice for overuse of grain removing tool. At ISO 200?
Then the kitchen sink rejection. Guess this guy don't want it
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It has that faux HDR look or overuse of the shadow/highlight tool to me.
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Dave - try moving the subject(s) down a smidge and add back a little bit of sky. Maybe they don't want it centered?

I like it - that opening is tailor made for the colorful CP engine.

I'll second Joe - barely, but it does look a bit HDR. HDR in a good way, not overkill but also apparent. If you have the original, you could layer it on top and blend it back to something with little trace of HDR. Or if not, try some highlight and midrange burning in selective areas.

Best of luck - much, much more appealing then...

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Sure, there is nothing wrong with the photo, but what is wrong is that it was accepted when much better images that are backlit and have foreground obstructions get rejected on a regular basis. That is what people have an issue with.

The screeners have raised the bar over the past decade, so when a 2013 photo gets in with 2003 standards, people get worked up about it.
Why do they get worked up? I don't get it. I've gone for weeks without looking at this site, uploading photos, or making comments, and my life has gone on. Besides, as long as human beings are taking the photos, uploading them, and they're being judged by other human beings, there will never, ever be any true uniformity, fairness, or continuity. It's just not possible. Too many variables, too many people.
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What it all boils down to.......

Too many opossums.
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Too many opossums.
That's cause they ain't good eatin'. Once upon a time, the 90-something year old chief of the Pamunkey Indians (and yes, they are a real indian tribe - but you've never heard of them because they aren't federally recognized since their reservation boundaries were set by treaty with the colonial government of Virginia in the 17th century) was asked what the secret to longevity was. His answer was, "Lay off the raccoon and the possum, and drink plenty of Pamunkey River water."

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Why do they get worked up? I don't get it. I've gone for weeks without looking at this site, uploading photos, or making comments, and my life has gone on.
That's precisely why your "life has gone on". You left the site for weeks...

Re-read the quote you took the time to actually quote from Jim. Almost leaves me with nothing further to say as I was about to write the same thing.

As for "why "they" get worked up... who's worked up? John simply made an observation.

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Why do they get worked up?
Human nature.
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No one ever posts a shot like this one

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and says "Shots like this is why this site is gaining credibility." No, folks nitpick over a subpar shot thast got in (and I'm not saying the shot in the OP was sub par) and claim the site is on the way down. They have pretty much done that since the site got started.

In what circles? Who is "they"? Do they make anti-RP Facebook pages and YahooGroups?
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That's precisely why your "life has gone on". You left the site for weeks...

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