Old 03-05-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
alstom
Banned
 
alstom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Firestone Park, OH
Posts: 379
Default Undersharpened?

What will RailPictures.NET come up with next? What the hell does "undersharpened" mean? I think the photos below were nice RP.NET quality. Especially the second one of the BNSF's. New deliveries in H3.

Here they are:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=220845
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=220848

It doesn't make sense! What does it take to get one on here? These, in my opinion, were perfect. What's the deal.

For the BNSF's, bad angle huh? And just what do they mean by that? I spent forever cropping these. Or is because they have to be chosey about it going the direction I'm facing?

Please reply!

Rich

.......................
alstom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
Ween
Senior Member
 
Ween's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,861
Default

Quote:
What the hell does "undersharpened" mean?
It means soft, too, just like the rejection reason states. Your first image is soft...borderline blurry. Not perfect; not RP.net-quality.

Quote:
Or is because they have to be chosey about it going the direction I'm facing?
Correct. They don't like 'going away' shots for the most part.

BTW:
"I'm 13 and love photographing trains. That's all, LOL."

Here's a chance to help...
__________________
Ween is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:44 AM   #3
4kV
Senior Member
 
4kV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Homeless, alcoholic drifter with no permanent address
Posts: 653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
What will RailPictures.NET come up with next?
Yeah, they've never rejected a picture for this reason.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
What the hell does "undersharpened" mean?
It means the photo is a little fuzzy or soft. Yours is a good example of undersharpened. Take a look at it and tell me it isn't soft.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
It doesn't make sense! What does it take to get one on here? These, in my opinion, were perfect.
Take a look at 110,000 of the shots on here, that'll help you. Going away shots like this generally are not accepted.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
For the BNSF's, bad angle huh? And just what do they mean by that? I spent forever cropping these. Or is because they have to be chosey about it going the direction I'm facing?
Yep, they are going away, there isn't much else interesting about the shot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
Please reply!
Will it help remove the chip from your shoulder?
__________________
WTFWDD

Click on n691lf.rrpicturearchives.net for a good laugh and waste of your time.
4kV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:47 AM   #4
alstom
Banned
 
alstom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Firestone Park, OH
Posts: 379
Default

Ween- What do you mean, "Here's the chance to help?" It doesn't go along with what you're saying.

Okay, the BNSFs at the end of the consist are a bit blurry, but I think railpictues.net is just too picky. And I don't understand why!!

....................
alstom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:48 AM   #5
4kV
Senior Member
 
4kV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Homeless, alcoholic drifter with no permanent address
Posts: 653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
Okay, the BNSFs at the end of the consist are a bit blurry, but I think railpictues.net is just too picky. And I don't understand why!!....................
Because they want higher end pictures on their site. It's quite easy to understand. If they are too picky, you can always upload elsewhere, or you can conform to their picky standards. This is not the only site on the internet.
__________________
WTFWDD

Click on n691lf.rrpicturearchives.net for a good laugh and waste of your time.
4kV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:49 AM   #6
alstom
Banned
 
alstom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Firestone Park, OH
Posts: 379
Default

I know! I already have nearly 700 pictures on rrpicturearchives.net. The link to my homepage there is found in my profile.

.................
alstom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:50 AM   #7
4kV
Senior Member
 
4kV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Homeless, alcoholic drifter with no permanent address
Posts: 653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
I know! I already have nearly 700 pictures on rrpicturearchives.net. The link to my homepage there is found in my profile.

.................
There you go, that's a great place to put them, too.
__________________
WTFWDD

Click on n691lf.rrpicturearchives.net for a good laugh and waste of your time.
4kV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #8
SP3722
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ca.
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
I know! I already have nearly 700 pictures on rrpicturearchives.net. The link to my homepage there is found in my profile.

.................
And the quality of the images on that site shows you what gets uploaded when there is no screening. 90% of the images there are crap and are not worth the download time.
SP3722 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:51 AM   #9
Ween
Senior Member
 
Ween's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,861
Default

Quote:
Ween- What do you mean, "Here's the chance to help?" It doesn't go along with what you're saying.
Typically, when one posts in the forums with attitude like you did (or with a chip on your shoulder like Pat pointed out), people tend not to want to help and dismiss such posts as bitching.

I was pointing out that you were 13, and for whoever replies to go easy. It's one thing when an adult comes in here with a similar post and attitude, it's something different when it's a kid.

As I was told just recently, "A little sugar goes a long way." As ghey as that sounds, what it means is being nice will yield better results than having an attitude. Barnstorming into the forums and blaming RP.net and their standards is not the way to make friends and get the help you're looking for.

That's why I posted what I posted...
__________________
Ween is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:55 AM   #10
alstom
Banned
 
alstom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Firestone Park, OH
Posts: 379
Default

I know, I was a bit snappy. But I'm (to be honest), getting sick of railpictures.net's crap. I know there are other places, but I want to have photos here too.

It just makes me a little mad when I submit a couple fairly nice shots like these and see them in the "Rejected Photos" section minutes later.

...................
alstom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 07:59 AM   #11
4kV
Senior Member
 
4kV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Homeless, alcoholic drifter with no permanent address
Posts: 653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
I know, I was a bit snappy. But I'm (to be honest), getting sick of railpictures.net's crap. I know there are other places, but I want to have photos here too.

It just makes me a little mad when I submit a couple fairly nice shots like these and see them in the "Rejected Photos" section minutes later.

...................

It's not their crap, though. That is what you are failing to see. They have a set of standards (which others might argue or disagree with,) and you are not achieving those standards. Try to use these rejections as learning tools. Accept the fact that even though you think these pictures are great, the people who run this site do not. Step outside yourself and take the criticism as constructive and you will get the hang of it. There is little reason to get mad about it.

My other question is why do you want your pictures here, as you stated?
__________________
WTFWDD

Click on n691lf.rrpicturearchives.net for a good laugh and waste of your time.

Last edited by 4kV; 03-05-2006 at 08:01 AM.
4kV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 08:00 AM   #12
Ween
Senior Member
 
Ween's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,861
Default

Quote:
But I'm (to be honest), getting sick of railpictures.net's crap.
That's not helping your cause any.

Quote:
I know there are other places, but I want to have photos here too.
Then you are going to have to meet their standards. You are going to have to change what you're doing because RP.net isn't going to change their standards for you. Complaining about it or getting upset isn't going to do anything but make you more mad. Focus that energy on your photography and improving yourself. You have to admit those two photos listed are not RP.net quality. Don't be defensive about it, accept it. Then ask yourself, "How can I make these better?" or "What can I do in the future to make similar shots better?"

It's up to you to get your stuff up to par, not RP.net...
__________________
Ween is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 02:12 PM   #13
busyEMT
Senior Member
 
busyEMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 902
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
getting sick of railpictures.net's crap. ...................
Looks like he bought himself a one-way ticket to not having to put up with RP.net's crap any more.
__________________
Aaron Florin- Click Here to view my photos at RailPictures.Net!
Visit Twin Cities Railfan.com
Visit the Twin Cities Railfan forums.

Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!
busyEMT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 06:25 PM   #14
Chris Starnes
Administrator
 
Chris Starnes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 927
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alstom
What will RailPictures.NET come up with next? What the hell does "undersharpened" mean? I think the photos below were nice RP.NET quality
Its really not that hard to understand. I guess being 13 and thinking you know everything about railroad photography would probably make it seem that way, though.

If you want to be taken seriously here by the crew and senior members, come back when you grow up a little bit and realize that maybe your photos aren't "perfect" and are willing to use the rejections to improve your material.
__________________
Chris Starnes
Co-Editor, RailPictures.net
Chris Starnes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2006, 11:33 PM   #15
Ween
Senior Member
 
Ween's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,861
Default

^^^Well, there it is from the horse's mouth. Irritating the admin/screeners isn't the way to go. Take this thread and learn from it.

Being 13 can have its limits, but it also has its share of plusses. Adopting the right frame of mind and being willing to accept criticism, while not always the most pleasant thing to do, is better for you in the long run. Having a passion for a hobby like this at such a young age (heck, I was 27 when I took my first photo) is such a huge step up if you are willing to grow and learn. When you think your stuff is 'perfect,' you have already lost any potential you had...
__________________
Ween is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.