Old 04-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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I haven't posted a rejection thread in a while, so let's see if I remember how to do this. Ummmm.....Railpictures sucks....my shot is the awesomest of all time....the screeners are doody-heads.

In all seriousness, I just want to get people's opinions about this reject. It was perfectly timed as the kid decided to play through and hit a shot left of the fairway as the train approached. It was a very narrow window to shoot in, I guess too narrow.

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Old 04-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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I like the composition, just bring a chainsaw next time for those poles.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:38 PM   #3
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The poles in front of the train, the golfer seemingly just standing there, the golf cart in the road, it all makes it hard to decide what we're supposed to be looking at. But mainly it's the poles.
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Old 04-26-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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Man alive look at that green grass and blooming trees. I'm jealous! Desite liking snow shots and shooting in the snow, I've had my dose for this year! Last week in April and we got another snowfall.
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Id take anything over the high sun i have here.....
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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It's just not an open enough perspective for the shot you wanted... although the concept was terrific.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:45 AM   #7
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Just a cluttered composition and flat lighting (though I'm guessing that's the only time they run). Is that a green back there in the background? Talk to a golfer, see if they'd be willing to pose for a shot, shoot from down low on the green by the hole, ball is putted toward you as the train goes by in the background... something to increase the drama and sense of place to compensate for the noon light... just thinking out loud
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:07 AM   #8
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Nice shot, for showing in other places, but if I were a screener, unfortunately, I would have rejected it as well. The main reason is the big poles. Even if the shot of the train is good, side shots of too many poles or even too big of a single pole can MESS up composition.
What time was this shot taken? If its in late morning, early, or mid afternoon in April, the high sun is also an issue..

Keep shooting, but I would put the shot of the Black River and Western Alco running alongside the golf course aside.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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I am looking at fully lit trucks and medium shadows from the trees.

How are you guys seeing high sun?
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:57 AM   #10
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Last week in April and we got another snowfall.
We hit 90 degrees over the weekend. I think it "only" got to 86 today. I can't wait till Fall.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:25 AM   #11
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I haven't posted a rejection thread in a while, so let's see if I remember how to do this. Ummmm.....Railpictures sucks....my shot is the awesomest of all time....the screeners are doody-heads.
Just call your brother and ask when he will be screening the next batch of photos

I'd suggest trimming a little off the top and left side of the frame.
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First of all, I love the composition, top marks, the poles don't worry me at all, just part of the scene.

I agree with the "oversharpened" but to me the photo is way oversaturated a bit heavy handed on the hue and saturation sliders. Look at the loco, its just a blob of oversaturated colour.
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