Old 08-12-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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I know that I am a Rockies fan but to have both of these paq'd seems a little unfair and rubbing salt into the wounds. I could be wrong on these things but i think that they are both interesting shots. Grainy maybe and other issues as well but I always value the opinions of you gentlemen so I offer these for lambasting.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:27 AM   #2
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They are both very interesting shots, but the first one is combining being moody (aka artsy fartsy) with an iffy subject (abandoned rail). The second is just not a train photograph. Nice work, not right for this site.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #3
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Seeing rejections like that...

I dunno - you've been a patron for over 5 years and have over 300 photos, half in on appeal if I recall correctly... you're one of my favorite remaining RP posters - just in case, why don't you send me your FLICKR link, too.

In the mean time - maybe PAQ is shorthand for other issues?

The double gates /doors image looks a bit soft and maybe needs more contrast. It asks to be centered, perhaps?

The tractor is excellent as is. Maybe it needs to be brighter? I wouldn't but you could pick up on an old trend on RP and add a vignette - it will make it look brighter with darker borders.

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Old 08-12-2014, 12:40 AM   #4
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The second is just not a train photograph. Nice work, not right for this site.
Lol - yeah, that too.

A better rejection would've been "Train too far away". Or simply, "this is not a train". But I have to wonder - are you worth the effort? You know what my answer would be.

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Old 08-12-2014, 02:02 AM   #5
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First image appears more like a German concentration camp photo taken in 1942 than a British steam photo taken in 1967. Technically it has a lot of issues for not much content,

Second shot is of a steam roller, not a train even if there is a train back there somewhere.

PAQ is the right call on these. They don't want to publish that type of material, not sure why Mitch believes it needs further explanation. The Explanation is right here.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:29 AM   #6
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Love the first one!

Second one, of course not for RP, but also one glaring fault, in my view, is that you are going for the old/period look but the tractor is clearly labeled "RESTORATIONS" and in general I don't much care for how it has been lettered up there. Sticks out, ruins the mood, for me.
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First image appears more like a German concentration camp photo taken in 1942 than a British steam photo taken in 1967.
My exact thought as well upon first viewing.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:23 AM   #8
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PAQ is the right call on these. They don't want to publish that type of material, not sure why Mitch believes it needs further explanation. The Explanation is right here.
I just saw STEAM. it didn't even dawn on me until Charles pointed out on his near simultaneously post that it wasn't a train, lol. I guess it didn't hit Dave, either.

Hey - a steam powered tractor is just a steam engine that doesn't need rails!

And, no - Stanley Steamer cars don't fit the bill - they don't have smoke stacks and their boilers are hidden from view.

Still a very cool photo!

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Thanks. I love the other pairs of eyes which put things into perspective. I would argue that this is not trainpictures.net but railpictures and therefore both should qualify as railway subjects. If abandoned bits of track can get in why not an abandoned roundhouse and distant loco? It's all in the eye of the beholder. Trouble with that shot is that it was 1967, I had a poor camera and used 400 ASA film. Camera has long since gone and the negative is only jusyt rescueable. I have a shot riding in a steam hauled passenger train going over the Berlin wall in 1967 and it is nigh on unsaveable because of the deterioration of the negative. Pity that. Mitch you are correct about most of mine in on appeal. It does become a hassle over time. And since you asked , here is my flickr link and thanks for the support.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:08 PM   #10
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The first one is fantastic, but maybe a little soft (but, it was taken in 1967 on film, so that should be taken in consideration). I would have accepted it without hesitation.

The second one is good as well, but it's primarily a steam tractor shot rather than a railway locomotive. I can understand why that was gigged.
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The first one is fantastic, but maybe a little soft (but, it was taken in 1967 on film, so that should be taken in consideration). I would have accepted it without hesitation.

The second one is good as well, but it's primarily a steam tractor shot rather than a railway locomotive. I can understand why that was gigged.


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I just saw STEAM. it didn't even dawn on me until Charles pointed out on his near simultaneously post that it wasn't a train, lol. I guess it didn't hit Dave, either.

Hey - a steam powered tractor is just a steam engine that doesn't need rails!
He's gonna need MOAR TRAIN in the background if he wants to showcase the steam tractor.

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He's gonna need MOAR TRAIN in the background if he wants to showcase the steam tractor.




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