Old 08-07-2014, 02:54 AM   #1
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I had an image rejected for noise, but I don't see it. Do any of you see it?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...72&key=5005408

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Old 08-07-2014, 02:59 AM   #2
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I had an image rejected for noise, but I don't see it. Do any of you see it?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...72&key=5005408

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Maybe they don't like the heat distortion?
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:03 AM   #3
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I just saw your earlier upload - BNSF at Ludlow. I was thinking - "wow - Ken Szok is back - after a 3 month hiatus - things at RP are looking up". Well, you had a good run, anyway.

Maybe Loyd can tell you what's wrong with your shot - he has super human vision, either that, or he too views RP's images on a wall sized monitor.

Great shot, btw!

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I'm wondering if the screener was confusing the texture on the sides of the auto racks for noise. Other than that, I have no idea what to say.
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I think the heat distortion and the car texture combined to throw the screener. I see nothing in the face of the locomotive or the rest of the scene.
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Thanks for your comments. I have gone through three months of submitting images and having them rejected. I upload to Flickr first. Then I might try submitting something to RP. It is really frustrating dealing this the screening process here. I sent an appeal in for this shot. We'll see what happens. Most of the time, I don't bother appealing since I shoot what I like and not to get it on RP.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:38 AM   #7
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Thanks for your comments. I have gone through three months of submitting images and having them rejected.
You've only been posting on RP since 2004. That's only 10 years. Give it some time - I'm sure you'll figure out this whole photography thing - eventually.

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The number boards don't look as sharp to me as I would expect, nor does the ballast. Could be noise or a little blurry. It looks like you have over sharpened to make up for it.
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Maybe Loyd can tell you what's wrong with your shot - he has super human vision, either that, or he too views RP's images on a wall sized monitor.
The backgound upper right above the autoracks is most likely what is throwing the screener off. I do not see any noise in the photo. If there was, it would be evident on the sides of the autoracks and in the shadow of the approaching train.

Since it was kicked, I'd go back and increase the contrast via a lce (local contrast enhancement) in which an unsharp mask with a low amount, high radius, zero threshold would be quite effective. Maybe something along the lines of 15-20 / 40-60 / 0. The shot seems to lack a bit of contrast overall.

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Joe and Loyd,

Thank you for your feedback. I'll wait to see what the results of my appeal are. If it accepted, I'll go back and see if I can apply what you suggested.
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Great shot. Love the heat distortion. The noise? Not a problem for me.
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