Old 05-12-2014, 08:32 PM   #76
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It's just too tight at the bottom, I don't think the screener have any other issues. Call it comp or crop but loosen it up and I am sure it would be on. That is the meaningful difference between the two.

And HG, your example in the op is still a horrible example of the nothing has changed attitude of the screening team even though I agree with your premise.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:25 AM   #77
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How are these photos different composition wise?

Sure Jim's has some track in front and the crop is pulled back a bit, but essentially they are the same shot just reversed and a rainbow for a water element.




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You forgot to mention that mine is high sun, too.
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You forgot to mention that mine is high sun, too.
So the most logical inference we can draw from that photo is that you are included in the select group of high volume contributors ergo, you are a HVC.

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So the most logical inference we can draw from that photo is that you are included in the select group of high volume contributors ergo, you are a HVC.

Congrats.

You have arrived.
I figured HVC = High VALUE Contributor, hence my previous statements about me being a LVC

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Never thought I would be able to make 2 Dead Milkmen references in a single railpictures forum thread, but here goes!



Not their best work by any means, but hey...
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:46 AM   #81
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So the most logical inference we can draw from that photo is that you are included in the select group of high volume contributors ergo, you are a HVC.

Congrats.

You have arrived.
Well, that means I would have arrived 5 years ago. Then again, this high sun shot was 7 years ago:

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Then there was that SC I had back in '09 where the loco had distracting shadows on the nose.
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To be fair to the RP administration, I have noticed the recent inclusion of a few examples of non-sunny day 3/4 wedgie shots to the DB.

Examples have included sunny day roster shots of rear facing units, pictures of rail oddities such as joinder bars and front and back coupled cars shot at "non-standard" angles.

Bravo - Keep it coming.

However, it would also be nice to see such images coming from others besides the five or so HVC that are still posting here.

Railroading photography is not just limited to rolling stock and locomotives.
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To be fair to the RP administration, I have noticed the recent inclusion of a few examples of non-sunny day 3/4 wedgie shots to the DB.

Examples have included sunny day roster shots of rear facing units, pictures of rail oddities such as joinder bars and front and back coupled cars shot at "non-standard" angles.

Bravo - Keep it coming.

However, it would also be nice to see such images coming from others besides the five or so HVC that are still posting here.

Railroading photography is not just limited to rolling stock and locomotives.
Bill, you just need to shut your mouth and embrace your inner LVC...
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Talking Whoa there, don't give credit that wasn't duly earned.

Lately I have been a NVC - No Volume/Value Contributor.

I'm taking the Lloyd approach - keeping all my crap shots to myself.

And, I have been exercising my delusion that "I actually have a life" outside of railraning.
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Lately I have been a NVC - No Volume/Value Contributor.

I'm taking the Lloyd approach - keeping all my crap shots to myself.

And, I have been exercising my delusion that "I actually have a life" outside of railraning.
I went out railfanning for the first time in 2 months today, been going through old digital photos, taking a second look at some ones I may have overlooked.

Also, preparing for MegaFoam2014 this week... that should be interesting
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #86
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Lately I have been a NVC - No Volume/Value Contributor.
I truly enjoyed your series of photos from Carrizo Gorge - and just about everything you post. Some for historical reference, some for photographic reference, but most I find photographically appealing.

It is disheartening that you've been persuaded by admin to reduce your contributions.

I say this while browsing FB trying to determine where to post a recent double-header picture of the new ACS-46's. Let's see, The Railroad Photography Page or The Real Railroad Photogrpaher's Page... or The Railroad Guild? Or maybe the Amtrak Page? Eastern Rail News page??

I miss the days of RP being the one stop spot for great photos. Not that I didn't browse elsewhere but it's become a full time job. I hope admin can get their act together in an effort to promote the site rather then disbanding it.

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I am still putting things up on Flickr and I still have some Gorge shots yet to process, but I am through putting them on RP.

This is the time of year to get outside before it gets really hot.

That is why I have been on a bit of a hiatus from photography.
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Bill? I thought he was Bob. (is that your name or what you do for a living?)

Now I'm confused.
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Atta boy! Now if a few more follow in our footsteps..

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Same here, for what it's worth. I'm also selling on a Pay On demand site both rail and non-rail stuff. I still like RP. I'm a long timer here myself who is still pretty happy with the site. I have to say that I had not been coming to the forums nearly as much as I had before. Maybe that will change soon, too.
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I understand the frustration that has been expressed, specifically, about having a shot rejected for a "fixable" reason only to have it rejected for a "killer" reason later. I'm working on completely revamping the way rejected shots are resubmitted, so that the screener will see what I would call a "screening history" of the previous submission(s) of the photo. This could also include an option where the photographer could check a box to request that the photo only be screened by the same screener who rejected it previously, which seems to be important to some contributors, but could understandably take longer.
This would help. The feedback that's REALLY needed is "please bother to fix this, we like it", "give it a try - no guarantees", and "don't bother - not fixable".
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This would help. The feedback that's REALLY needed is "please bother to fix this, we like it", "give it a try - no guarantees", and "don't bother - not fixable".
I also hope this change is imminent..... Just an hour ago I got a Composition (Too Tight) rejection, followed 5 minutes later by a backlit rejection.
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I also hope this change is imminent..... Just an hour ago I got a Composition (Too Tight) rejection, followed 5 minutes later by a backlit rejection.
Only 5 minutes? Sounds like you rushed your work!
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Only 5 minutes? Sounds like you rushed your work!
If you get the same screener, in theory you won't get a killer rejection after getting a fixable one. This works out better in theory than in practice.
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Only 5 minutes? Sounds like you rushed your work!
Sounds like he wasted 5 minutes. It's not fun to be "lead on" by RP.
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Sounds like he wasted 5 minutes. It's not fun to be "lead on" by RP.
Happens all the time......
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Happens all the time......
Yep. And that's why I upload so infrequently.
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I miss the days of RP being the one stop spot for great photos. Not that I didn't browse elsewhere but it's become a full time job. I hope admin can get their act together in an effort to promote the site rather then disbanding it.

/Mitch
I do as well. I'm not throwing rotten tomatoes at them, but in my humble opinion, the process could use some refinement (and I've offered a few suggestions). I know many outstanding photographers who would never consider posting anything to RP.net. I know of others who have ceased, because they tired of the hassle. If their outstanding images are not on RP.net, we all lose. The trick is to find the best ways to refine the process without compromising the integrity of the site, or adversely affecting anyone who contributes images, either past or present. I know the site owners are not unaware of these points, and I believe they're looking for ways to improve that situation. We're all better if RP.net grows and thrives, and anything I can do to assist, I'll certainly do it.
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