Old 11-24-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
bigiron
Senior Member
 
bigiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bedford, NH
Posts: 249
Default Rejected, thoughts on composition..

Well I finally have a chance to get back to editing some train photos and make my first attempt in months and I guess I have some rust to shake off, lol. My thoughts were that with the icicles, different gondolas of freight and the overhead spot the shot would have a chance but that was MY thought and the not ones that count.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...72&key=1259217

I've been around long enough to know some of the glitches with the screening system and we can all agree this is not a "Going Away" shot. Should I just shelve it now or do others see merit in it making the database?

Thanks for your time and Happy Thanksgiving to all, Rich
bigiron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
conrail1990
Senior Member
 
conrail1990's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delaware
Posts: 204
Default

Until I read the description, I though it was going away. Nothing on the pusher to show it's a pusher. Cool shot but Legit rejection imo.
__________________
Evan Schilling
My Photos on RP.
My Photos for sale
conrail1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
RobJor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 830
Default

Not sure what you could do???

I had this one?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...50&key=6973207

If you go through the full days portfolio you will see what makes it 90 pct of the time, anything else is uphill(smile) and just have to accept it.

Bob
RobJor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
Mberry
Senior Member
 
Mberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Montreal, Qc
Posts: 642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by conrail1990 View Post
Until I read the description, I though it was going away. Nothing on the pusher to show it's a pusher. Cool shot but Legit rejection imo.
I also thought it was going away and I don't see this getting on rp.
Mberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2016, 11:49 PM   #5
ShortlinesUSA
Senior Member
 
ShortlinesUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 834
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
Not sure what you could do???

I had this one?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...50&key=6973207



Bob
Bob, I would keep that one in my back pocket and try resubmitting at some point. I think it is an outstanding photo in less than ideal conditions. Too dark? Not on my monitor-- it looks perfect.
__________________
Mike Derrick

Shortline and Regional RR forum moderator
ShortlinesUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2016, 06:02 AM   #6
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

One of those good shots, but not for RP things. I do suggest you revisit the leveling; I see it as tipping clockwise.
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 03:19 PM   #7
RobJor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 830
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortlinesUSA View Post
Bob, I would keep that one in my back pocket and try resubmitting at some point. I think it is an outstanding photo in less than ideal conditions. Too dark? Not on my monitor-- it looks perfect.
Thanks for support, I waited several days and started with a different version.

Bob

Image © Robert Jordan
PhotoID: 597683
Photograph © Robert Jordan
RobJor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 03:52 PM   #8
John West
Senior Curmudgeon
 
John West's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mill Valley, CA
Posts: 1,081
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
Thanks for support, I waited several days and started with a different version.

Bob

Image © Robert Jordan
PhotoID: 597683
Photograph © Robert Jordan
Outstanding. Really outstanding. But the one that got in is a lot better than the first, so I think the screener did you a favor. The rejected version was okay and probably should have been accepted, but this is much much better. Makes you wonder if the screener was smart enough to see the potential, or was just nit picking.
__________________
John West
See my pix here and
here and here
John West is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 04:07 PM   #9
RobJor
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 830
Default

Yes, as much as we grouse about rejections they often drive us to take more time and do better.

Bob
RobJor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 04:17 PM   #10
Grewup on the CW
Senior Member
 
Grewup on the CW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 274
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
Yes, as much as we grouse about rejections they often drive us to take more time and do better.

Bob
Agreed and this comments can be applied to life in general as well.
Grewup on the CW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2016, 05:19 PM   #11
miningcamper1
Senior Member
 
miningcamper1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,270
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
...they often drive us to take more time and do better.
On the other hand, they can drive us away entirely. I've noticed that several more of our established contributors just aren't posting here anymore.
As for me, I have to be in the mood for the drama. The mood comes and goes, even though thousands of slides await their turn in the scanner.
__________________
flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11947249@N03/

RP Photos: www.railpictures.net/miningcamper1/
miningcamper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2016, 01:53 PM   #12
ShortlinesUSA
Senior Member
 
ShortlinesUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 834
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobJor View Post
Thanks for support, I waited several days and started with a different version.

Bob

Image © Robert Jordan
PhotoID: 597683
Photograph © Robert Jordan

Good move, Bob...and into the Top of 24 right now. An excellent lesson in how what is originally rejected can be turned into one of the most-viewed photos on the site.
__________________
Mike Derrick

Shortline and Regional RR forum moderator
ShortlinesUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.