Old 04-25-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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I was 99.99% sure when submitting this one we'd end up discussing it here (which was almost my intention anyway). My question to you all is...On a nice, sunny, blue sky day does this one get in? The thought behind the photo is obviously to feature the Tulsa skyline with the tallest building being at the center point of the shot. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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Well, maybe it gets in, but it gets in for sure if you relocate yourself a little bit and reorient your view and catch the train a bit earlier and get that cell phone tower the heck out of there!

There's something quite off-putting about it appearing as tall as the tallest building.
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Personally, the cell phone tower doesn't bother me as much as the white post right in the middle of the front pilot.
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I count four cloudy day common power shots today on RP, as well as a few sunny day wedges that do not have the appeal that your photo does. That being said, I have to agree with Darryl and Janusz regarding the details. On a sunny day, I think it would slip right in. Regarding RP, I think with another screener, it may have slipped right in? Good to see some high standards on RP - good luck with the next attempt.

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I see at least 15 shots added so far today that I would have personally rejected. Your photo is fine; it has far more interest to me than yet another wedgie in the woods.
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I count four cloudy day common power shots today on RP, as well as a few sunny day wedges that do not have the appeal that your photo does.
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I see at least 15 shots added so far today that I would have personally rejected. Your photo is fine; it has far more interest to me than yet another wedgie in the woods.
I personally would have rejected every single shot submitted not just today, but for the last six months! Especially mine!


Actually, the first thing I saw about this photo was the white post thingamuhjig mentioned by Darryl. Then I wondered how common SD38s are anyway. There's a lot going on in this shot. It's very usy, as you would expect for a city landscape. But there's a lot of obstructions, stuff that is just getting in the way of the train. Add all of that together with the cloudy day and I just see a no-go for RP purposes.

I do wonder if you had let the train move fursther through the frame if it would look better. Right now, everything is too centered. The front of the train is near the center of the shot both vertically and horizontally. The two tall buildings are near the center of the frame. I don't think the composition works.

Your question was if it were sunny and the light was right, would this shot get in? Maybe, truth be known, but the sky clouds the rest of the shot and puts more emphais on other problems within it.


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Then I wondered how common SD38s are anyway.
Well, I can say they're so rare that none exist in the rejected shot...the lead unit is a GP39-2...
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I personally would have rejected every single shot submitted not just today, but for the last six months! Especially mine!




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That means I would still be working on getting my first shot in

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well if this view would normally be backlit then this stands a greater chance of exceptance, the cell tower does bug me though, not enough to warrant a rejection if you do clear the cloudy hurdle
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Well, I can say they're so rare that none exist in the rejected shot...the lead unit is a GP39-2...
Ah, I should have counted axles. Let me guess. There are no SD38s on the BNSF, right?


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There are no SD38s on the BNSF,
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Not from EMD they have rebuilt SD 40-2 now SD38P mated to slugs SF had SD39's they look like a 38 but turboed
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