Old 09-21-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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This shot was rejected for Obstructing Objects. I guess that is the crossing gate? I thought this one might make it, since it is such a rare engine to see in Brunswick, ME. I also got another similar shot rejected for Distracting shawdows, that was more of a side view. It was hard to get a good shot because of the low sun angle and I was wondering if you guys had any ideas on how to get accepted.
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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It is somewhat difficult to access the photo, due to its size and the need to scroll.
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:37 PM   #3
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I can't see a rejected link.
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Sorry about that. Here's a link to the shot. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=167685
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No problem. Nice shot, Dan. Although if it is rejected for a reason such as obtructing objects, the only thing there is to do is appeal. If you meant to get the crossing in the picture, explain that in your appeal if you choose to appeal it. Take care.
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Okay. I will try that.
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Personaly, it would be a lot better without the crossing signals in it, or if it was at a different angle. It also has a rather bad lean to the right that needs correcting.
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I think two problems stand out for me. In no particular order: The locomotive is crowding the photo. It is difficult to focus in on the locomotive and appreciate all of it. Especially since the paint scheme and model are most likely not readily familiar to most.

And also, the right side of the photo is dead space. Sure, it has trees and a car, but they don't lend anything to the photo.

(Plus, it is leaning a bit).
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I like this shot, though it does need a tad bit of work, most of which has been mentioned above. First, note the left side of the shot. It's obvious the shot needs rotated to the left just a hair, probably one percent. Also, as mentioned, the car and trees don't really lend anything to the shot.

Withthat said, I really like the angle. It's obvious you were thinking on your feet. You probably could have taken a standard wedgie shot that excluded the crossing altogether. That shot probably would have been accepted. But sometimes good photography is a bit left of normal and as such is a little harder to work at.

Depending on whether this is digital or not, here's what I would like to see. A little more of the crossing, the shot rotated correctly and some cropping on the right side of the shot.

Good work nonetheless though!!!

And you never know, an appeal might just get this one in.


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If you had just backed away from the crossing signal about 10-15 feet, it most likely would have been accepted. Nice photo.
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