Old 10-17-2016, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default PAQ? How?

Not sure how this qualifies for PAQ rejection.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:52 PM   #2
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A couple of things. First, for the particular screener, it may merit PAQ because it is a display of a common caboose with ramps connected to it on the left side. Some screeners are less than fond of display stuff where there is hardware around like steps and platforms. But here it is rather minimal and I don't have a problem with it.

What I do have a problem with is extreme high sun. The area of the trucks is just about solid black. For a roster shot like this the light has to be excellent and this isn't it.

So it may be a screener preference, or it may be that the screener meant to click on high sun. I don't see this one getting on, sorry.

Could be a bit sharper, also. RP likes 'em sharp.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:50 PM   #3
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It's also overexposed and high sun...
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:00 AM   #4
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My eye for some reason went immediately to that McDonald's sign.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:12 AM   #5
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My eye for some reason went immediately to that McDonald's sign.
That was the first thing that caught my eye as well. Definitely a bit distracting.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:18 PM   #6
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I'll third the overexposed appearance on my monitor. Static displays such as this are hit or miss with the screeners. Sometimes they are interested, sometimes they are not.

I personally don't have a problem with the McDonalds sign. I see those and other fast food restaurant signs as "Signs of the times" as these chains rebrand frequently to keep up appearances with modern life.

One of my clients at work is a major fast food restaurant holding group, and I love nothing more to wander around their facilities looking at the historical photos on the walls. You see restaurant signs, uniforms, and slogans you have all but forgotten, and the nostalgia elicited is a trip down memory lane.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:58 PM   #7
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Your thoughts?
Go back in mid-December around 1-2pm for the best sun angle on this caboose.

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Old 10-19-2016, 03:44 PM   #8
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Thanks to everyone for your input and Jim for the new useful tool.
Mike excellent thought on "historical photos and memory lane".
The trucks were dark in the original pic and therefore I lighten the shadows to "put a little light" on them, too much I suspect. Bucket list for December!
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:59 PM   #9
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Thanks to everyone for your input and Jim for the new useful tool.
For your phone, check out this app. Well worth the small fee to download it.

http://www.lighttracapp.com/
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For your phone, check out this app. Well worth the small fee to download it.

http://www.lighttracapp.com/
That is a nice app! Thanks again Jim for the tip.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:23 PM   #11
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OK, this is not to note that this is a great photo, a point which I did not make on a prior post about resubmitting photos.

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I would probably not have stopped to shoot this or at least not for RP's but I saw this thread and was fresh in my mind. Too many things I pass by.

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