Old 12-15-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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I have come to the bitter conclusion that there is no pleasing the screeners, I've edited, manipulated mangled and nearly killed a photo, that I think maybe would even have a chance.. but not in this lifetime I guess..
Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Bad Contrast
- Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates
the cropping of the image.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=194430


What do all y'all think? is it salvageable?
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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From the monitor I'm looking at the shot, the color appears to be pretty flat and the composition is not the best. The background is not the most eye pleasing, and the head-on shot of this unit might not have been the best option. Maybe a little farther to the left to show more down the side of the unit and make it more of a roster may have helped.

Moving on though, as a railfan and as a rail hobbyist, it's not your job to 'please' the screeners. Do what you like, take the shots you like, and enjoy them regardless of whether they get accepted here or not. After a shot gets rejected a couple of times after you try to fix it or appeal it, just let it go. That's the best solution. I've had shots I thought were RP-worthy, but when I was uploading them, they didn't make it. No big deal. I posted them to another site and moved on. Getting bitter does you no good, and to be honest, the screeners could care less if you get upset.

Let this shot go and try again on another day. It's that simple...
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:40 PM   #3
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lol.. you're right.. I guess I shouldn't get stuck on one shot.. there are more to be had.. I even retook that caboose shot I was after last weekend.. and soon I'll find out how it turned out.. I think I need to go digital because the process of using up a roll of film before I get them is too suspensful for me.. any ideas on a good but inexpensive digital camera?
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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any ideas on a good but inexpensive digital camera?
Check this site:

www.dpreview.com

They have professional reviews on alot of cameras, user reviews, and what you can expect for pricing. Finding a camera to fit your needs is just like picking out clothes...you can only really choose for yourself (unless you're married; then you're your wife's life-size Ken doll she can dress up how she likes!)
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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I have come to the bitter conclusion that there is no pleasing the screeners,
Maybe not with this picture; but 120k plus photos say otherwise. Good luck on the digital. I am of the digital age (and of the ability) where the instant feedback can be of great assistance.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:22 AM   #6
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I don't think so. The sun looks like it's behind a cloud. And the switch target doesn't do anything for the photo.

If you cropped it further, it would be too small.
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