Old 07-19-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Why would they reject this roster shot for bad angle???

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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I don't know, did you try the appeal feature?
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:35 PM   #3
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I don't know, did you try the appeal feature?
Yes...rejected again.

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yes...rejected again.
Then let it go. There's no sense in getting worked up over a shot that's marginal at best. Come to think of it, there's no sense in getting worked up over any shot.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
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Hmm, my guess would be that the locomotive is in lackluster light, and/or the image has a grey cast to it. (the midtones are too strong?) Other than that, the angle seems OK to me, but I'm only one observer, and don't speak on behalf of the site. Not sure about that one.

You'll burn out if you get wrapped up in rejections. I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 07-19-2006, 04:47 PM   #6
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Then let it go. There's no sense in getting worked up over a shot that's marginal at best. Come to think of it, there's no sense in getting worked up over any shot.
I normally wouldn't have posted about it here. The reason I am is because when I submitted it, there were over 60 photos ahead of it. Within 3 minutes, all of those photos had already been reviewed. I'm hoping that these photos (and the one that I just submitted) are being reviewed accurately?

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Old 07-19-2006, 05:00 PM   #7
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The rejection on appeal is evidence.
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Old 07-19-2006, 05:20 PM   #8
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I don't think anyone has to pour over that shot too much to find a couple of reasons to reject it.

-- The lighting is bad.

-- The telephone pole is distracting.

-- There's nothing noteworthy about the unit in question.

-- The scenery is not appealing.

-- The contrast/saturation is off.

I don't know this for certain, but I bet it's possible for more than one screener to be screening at the same time, which could account for the shots be screened pretty quickly.


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Old 07-19-2006, 06:54 PM   #9
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-- The scenery is not appealing.
By that logic, all shots from Grand Forks would be rejected!

Typically, shots like this (ones that show the lead unit or two and the first car or two) are getting rejected more and more. Everything has to be leaning toward 'perfect' for these ones to get in, and as mentioned previously, there's alot of distractors.

As far as photos in the queue getting a fair shake as far as time goes, I don't know the ins and outs or what size the screener sees each shot, but that's why there's a safety net in the Appeal function...
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Well, you said it yourself, its a Roster-rific Wedgie.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:22 AM   #11
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I don't think anyone has to pour over that shot too much to find a couple of reasons to reject it.

-- The lighting is bad.

-- The telephone pole is distracting.

-- There's nothing noteworthy about the unit in question.
(Try submitting again in 2060)

-- The scenery is not appealing.

-- The contrast/saturation is off.
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Yes, but the angle isn't really so bad : )
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:25 AM   #12
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-- The lighting is bad.
Poor lighting? Darkness?

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-- There's nothing noteworthy about the unit in question.
This really shouldn't matter.

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-- The scenery is not appealing.
Agree with you there. Too bad there isn't appealing scenery around here.

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-- The contrast/saturation is off.
If the contrast or brightness is adjusted, the sky looks washed and terrible. Although I do agree it doesn't appear to be adjusted the greatest, the photo is actually completely unedited so far.

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Old 07-20-2006, 05:54 AM   #13
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-wrong message-
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Typically, shots like this (ones that show the lead unit or two and the first car or two) are getting rejected more and more. Everything has to be leaning toward 'perfect' for these ones to get in, and as mentioned previously, there's alot of distractors.
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-- The lighting is bad.
-- The telephone pole is distracting.
-- There's nothing noteworthy about the unit in question.
-- The scenery is not appealing.
-- The contrast/saturation is off.
I think "bad angle" is the all purpose reject comment that the screener selected. As others have said, there isn't much about that shot that is appealing.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:28 PM   #15
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:56 PM   #16
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roster shots should be best from all sides like cropping,lightening,color,angel,...... .i can see that the sky is washed out as if you looked to end of the trees you will see that.
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