Old 05-12-2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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I had this PEQ'd the other day. I'm just wondering what I could have done better with this. You're feedback is appreciated.

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Old 05-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #2
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these type of shots usually dont get on
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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Ya, it is a PEQ.

There is nothing wrong with it, they just don't like it.

In my book these types of rejections are not bad, it just means it is matieral that they don't want to publish.

I don't worry about these and sometimes I APPEAL them.

In fact most, if not all of my top two of the day and top two of the week shots are appealed PEQ rejects.

That is why "I" have a lot more than zero rejects for the last year.

I think you need to push the envelope and look for new material, and new looks, otherwise everything is just going to look the same.

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Old 05-13-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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I had this PEQ'd the other day. I'm just wondering what I could have done better with this. You're feedback is appreciated.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=684930727
Didn't you already post this rejected shot and ask for help? I remember the blotch of light (or whatever it is) on the tower near the top of the frame.
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Ya, it is a PEQ.

There is nothing wrong with it, they just don't like it.
True, but there are more interesting and less interesting streak shots and to me this one falls in the less interesting group. A bunch of nondescript houses, with details oscured because of the streak, and a comm/light tower base, and a pair of straight white lines through the middle. No. No.

The composition has to be interesting. My (developing) rule of thumb is that a streak composition has to be decent without the streak, and then the streak pulls things together, it completes it. Yes, in the sense of Jerry Maguire. This one is weak as a composition.
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Didn't you already post this rejected shot and ask for help? I remember the blotch of light (or whatever it is) on the tower near the top of the frame.
That ain't a blotch, that is a friggin planet!

Dude, you got to waste those flares with the editing software before you post.

I was on my phone when I posted the above response and didn't even see the blob.
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