Old 01-31-2011, 02:47 AM   #1
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This was one of the first train pictures I took, i liked it because of the reflection and the fact that the sun was on all visible sides of the locomotive.

It got rejected for overexposed, so I went and adjusted the exposure a bit. Now it just got kicked for bad angle, and composition and balance. If they don't like the angle I don't see why they didn't just kick it for that to begin (unless it was two different screeners). Are long hood shots only acceptable if the scenery is interesting?

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Old 01-31-2011, 02:50 AM   #2
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To my eye, it is still a bit overexposed.

That being said, I think the bad angle rejection is purely subjective and I simply disagree. You could resubmit, I would think.

As to composition balance, in reflection shots, I find it's best to treat the reflection with the same weight as the subject. If you have more on the bottom in the original frame, get the reflection equally into the frame with the locomotive.

Finally, regarding the different reason for rejection... it's very common... happens all the time. It's one of those things that you either have to accept or not bother submitting here if it bothers you too much.
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Has nothing to do with what end you shot.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:56 AM   #4
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Could use some leveling too
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:11 AM   #5
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This is an alternative, but I have a feeling it will get hit for cropping (locomotive too high in frame).
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Actually, I think that is right...
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I'm no expert lol but here are my thoughts.

On the rejected photo, my eyes are struggling to switch between the train and the puddle. Also on my monitor i keep having to scroll up and down.

Maybe I would suggest trying to drop out the reflection and focus on the train, or focus on the engine and the reflection, but both of them are not working for me.

As for the high noise forward, I've always thought it was because they didn't know if it was a going away shot or not lol.

That said, it's not bad for a first shot. The people here are very good with advice

As for the rejection issue, it happens to everyone and it can be annoying to get a rejection, then work hard to fix it, then get anouther rejection for something not fixeable. I do think it often occurs when there are two screeners.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:55 PM   #8
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Since then I have taken many other train photos, some good, some bad, a few of the good ones are in the database here. For some reason though I always liked this shot, but sometimes it just aint gonna make it.
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Keep working at it. Keep both the reflection and the train. There has to be some way to find a happy medium for tis.
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Make it all black and white except the reflection, that seems to work.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #11
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got it in, thanks guys

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Well done! It's a very nice shot!
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