Old 03-29-2015, 03:32 AM   #1
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:35 AM   #2
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Train is jammed down and left and so doesn't fit the RP mould. You will have more success with a crop like this.

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Oops, you already have!

Seriously, you went for a crop a bit on the unusual side, and as it is otherwise a plain wedgie, it isn't what RP likes to see.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:09 AM   #3
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Nice photo. I wonder if you can extend the left side to include the track and ballast it will be viewed as acceptable. I don't think this is a proper rejection. Should have been reason: too close to edge of frame.
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I don't think this is a proper rejection. Should have been reason: too close to edge of frame.
In other words, the balance is way off. Legit rejection.
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Nope. The better and more helpful reason is too close to edge. Of course it's legit rejection, regardless of the reason given, but the reason given isn't as helpful as the too close to edge one that I suggest.
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Nope. The better and more helpful reason is too close to edge. Of course it's legit rejection, regardless of the reason given, but the reason given isn't as helpful as the too close to edge one that I suggest.
Composition (Balance): The subject is awkwardly positioned in the frame. RailPictures.Net prefers that images are composed in keeping with the 'Rule of Thirds' meaning that, in most circumstances, the focal point of the image should not be directly in the center of the frame, or too close to any of the edges.

Goodness me! Almost exactly what it says!
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I asked an airliner site why they crop this way:

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7994111

An admin replied (!) but did not understand why I would ask the question.
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Train is too close to the bottom of the frame.
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Composition (Balance): The subject is awkwardly positioned in the frame. RailPictures.Net prefers that images are composed in keeping with the 'Rule of Thirds' meaning that, in most circumstances, the focal point of the image should not be directly in the center of the frame, or too close to any of the edges.

Goodness me! Almost exactly what it says!
Yup.
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Goodness me! Almost exactly what it says!
LOL. Don't know how I missed that! For some reason I thot there was a specific rejection for too close to edge, having received one before. Must've been out to lunch! Thx for point this out.
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Yup.
Boy, I bet you feel so good about yourself
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I asked an airliner site why they crop this way:

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7994111

An admin replied (!) but did not understand why I would ask the question.
PRobably the same guy because the guy who runs this website and does nearly all the screening runs that other website, the genius who started contest websites where users supply all the content without payment.

Someone should start a contest magazine where users submit all the pictures and articles, all of them "winners" who have been selected by the editor for inclusion in the magazine and in exchange are paid with a "contributor credit".
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PRobably the same guy because the guy who runs this website and does nearly all the screening runs that other website, the genius who started contest websites where users supply all the content without payment.

Someone should start a contest magazine where users submit all the pictures and articles, all of them "winners" who have been selected by the editor for inclusion in the magazine and in exchange are paid with a "contributor credit".
That's exactly how most literary magazines have been for decades. I think the majority of railroad historical society magazines are also that way (although I can't attest to that).

The modern world has become one in which content creation can no longer be monetized, except by a very special few.

It is reality - the owners of this and JetPhotos site were damn prescient to see that. Wish I could go back in time ten years ago and realize that was happening (witness Huffington Post - a hugely successful news and opinion site where NO ONE gets paid for their work and yet incredibly famous and important people contribute).
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PRobably the same guy because the guy who runs this website and does nearly all the screening...
Wasn't JetPhotos, but very similar.
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