Old 01-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Any hope, or is this one shot down?

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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I'd say there's hope through an appeal.

I'm generally not a fan of an "unnaturally" cut off consist but the photo works for me and I find it much more appealing in composition and color then a good percent of other images accepted this week.

Maybe others can suggest a more appealing angle, otherwise, you may find some luck appealing to another screener's tastes.

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Old 01-09-2011, 12:32 AM   #3
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Not a fan. An unflattering combination of openness on the left and tight cropping on the right, cutting off the sign on the bottom and very tight on the side. Both effective, but not at the same time. The cutting off is especially jarring against the overly expansive sky, way too much sky for this composition.

But who knows what the screener is thinking. I would at least give yourself a fighting change by getting rid of the excess sky. Just something else to react negatively to. The action is all in the bottom half, not nearly enough up top. So crop a lot top and left, perhaps eliminate the second engine totally. Or more. And then see how it goes, maybe the angle won't look to be an issue then.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
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I like it. The one concern might be the amount of room between the front of the engine and the right side of the frame. But it is occupied by elements of the photo, so maybe that's not a big issue. I'd appeal.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:42 AM   #5
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I would personally crop off the half of a sign you have on the right side because I find it to be rather distracting. I also would crop out some of the sky because it is seems to be dominating your picture.
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I don't really like it. I think there is too much sky. The cut off engine is very unappealing. It does have some interesting elements to it though.
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Looking back on it, the shot does have lots of sky. Can you crop some of it out?
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:15 AM   #8
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I'd say there's hope through an appeal.
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I have a shot that I appealed recently (and hasn't been decided), I didn't really want to make it two in the queue at the same time...hopefully I can save it without an appeal.


I attached a different crop with less sky, and a little more foreground. Thoughts?

I also attached the original to you know what i'm working with. After looking at it, maybe I should submit that, with a little PP of course.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:31 AM   #9
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Whatever you do, avoid the tendency to put the train right in the middle vertically Either make more sky than ground or more ground than sky. Nice shot, hope some form of it gets on.

Next time, try to avoid obscuring the crossing signal with the sign.

In general I would go a bit looser than the crop you offer as "forum.jpg", maybe keep the entire truck of the trailing unit and more space right and below of the RR X sign.
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I don't really know, but my recommendation is attached.
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Too tired to say anything productive, but Trash 9 generally refers to the NS variety (I guess out there there BNSF versions are called the same) and that Warbonnets and fakebonnets are generally exempt from this designation.
Well for the shot itself, it seems you tried to incorportate the yellow sign but didnt do it fully and there is alot of sky on the top. I like the colors though.
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One more try and this and then I am calling it quits:
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Why did you cut off the crossbuck on the right?
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