Old 01-25-2009, 03:55 AM   #1
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I grabbed this glint shot today of an NS SD40-2 at sunrise. The black paint acted as a great reflective surface. I thought the reverse image effect on the loco's numbers and lettering was pretty neat. The screener didn't agree. In hindsight I probably should have included more of the 2nd unit in the shot, but I was trying to focus on the lead engine. The "going away" angle was the only one that was going to work to capture the glint effect. Is this one worth pursuing via an appeal or should I just let it go?

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Old 01-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Go for it man! Try anything once.... I think it is a great shot.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #4
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Make sure in your appeal that you explain what it is you like about this shot. Explained appeals do much better than blank appeals, I think.
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The appeal has been put in the hopper and I tried my best to explain what I was trying to capture and why that specific angle was the the only means of doing it. It is now in the hands of the RP.net gods.

I included your opinion JRDMC to maybe help sway the screeners. You're definately one of the best photo critics out here on RP.net and if the shot passes muster with you then I must not be tripping out if I think the shot is worthy of consideration.

I was surprised at the rejection. I've been trying hard lately to get "out of the box", or perhaps more accurately stated, "out of my box". Its sort of deflating to get a rejection on a shot that you think is special.
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I included your opinion JRDMC to maybe help sway the screeners.
That, and the current cost for a cup of coffee, gets you a cup of coffee and no sway with the screeners! And for that matter, I didn't actually express an opinion.

I like the shot, and in fact for the reversing, if that is the right word, of the numbers/logo due to the light. It is a glint roster, and I think it should be in, but will understand if it gets kicked because it is deemed more of a going-away roster and less of a nice glint.

Here is my somewhat similar going-away glint, no so roster-ish as it is a train and a pan to boot:
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