Old 07-31-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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how come this got accepted. If that picture can get accepted, then why did mine get the backlit rejection?!?!
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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I personally prefer the much more interesting background in the accepted pic than the washed out white sky in the rejected one.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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And the blurred nose on your shot doesn't help.

Sometimes a decent background can help a shot, even if it is a little backlit. I'm not saying that's the case here, but worrying about this after your shot in question had its own thread is a little tedious. In other words, let it go...
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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Aw, Jeez, stop whining, and accept that it's a better shot than yours.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
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Flodo,

If it's a back-lit roster shot, it's going to get dinged nearly every time. If it's a picture that employs back lighting, it will be judged on its merits as a picture. The shot you referenced is an interesting photo, with an interesting background and good contrast. Your shot looks washed out, like you photo shopped it to try and make look like it wasn't back-lit. Since yours is a roster shot, there is nothing else of interest in the photo.

Back-lit shots get in all the time, but it's because they are good pictures, where the back lighting adds to the quality of the picture, not detracts from it. If you are hung up on back lighting as a "rule," you are going to continue to be frustrated. Think about whether it's a good looking photo first.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:24 AM   #6
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I believe the photo in question has already been discussed before.

http://www.railpictures.net/forums/s...ead.php?t=3857

If you had a better photo of it, you might have an argument. As it stands, your photo is poor and it's pretty obvious that you lightened the nose of just the lead unit.

Let it go already.

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Old 08-01-2006, 02:50 AM   #7
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I believe the photo in question has already been discussed before.

http://www.railpictures.net/forums/s...ead.php?t=3857

If you had a better photo of it, you might have an argument. As it stands, your photo is poor and it's pretty obvious that you lightened the nose of just the lead unit.

Let it go already.
Yea, I know, but now seeing a backlit picture on their, just makes me feel like a reject.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:56 AM   #8
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Hi forum men. As regards this post I want to add that I agree that there are many photos which I wonder how they got in and why mine havn't. However I've come to learn that when a photo is rejected I except it. If I think its a nice shot I bring it to the forum to discuss improvments then try to improve. If I improve then I resummit. If its rejected again I may appeal, but if its rejected a third time then I just leave it. I would suggest the same here otherwise you'll drive yourself mad. Your shot is good, but it could be better. Just leave it at that and try again, one day you'll get it, at least that's what I tell myself.

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Old 08-01-2006, 03:27 AM   #9
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Geeze Louise, Flodo,

Take your shot and put it side by side with Mr. Terry's shot and ask yourself, honestly, which is the better picture! 'nuff said!

3 out the 6 shots you have on RP are back-lit, so you can get back lit shots in. It's just that those three shots had scenery, snow, bridges, etc., stuff that made the shots good, even though they were somewhat back-lit. Your C&NW heritage photo was just a roster shot, so it won't get in. Period!

Your UP shot in the snow is nice, so you do know how to take decent photos. Give it up and move on!
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Yea, I know, but now seeing a backlit picture on their, just makes me feel like a reject.
If that's the case, then you're probably shooting for the wrong reasons.
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Old 08-01-2006, 11:07 AM   #11
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im agree with thomas.i shoot pics for my own inetresting and hobby not for accepting in rp.net and after catching some pics in aday i upload the best of them to rp.net to share the best of my pics with the best railfans in the world like yours.your pic look soft and IMO editing alot in the pic makes it become not nice im sure that you enjoy your pic and also i like it but its just donot meet one or two of the standards of rp.net.
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Personally I like the linked shot much better than the one with the washed out background, plus it's slightly blurry.
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I'd too would agree, the linked shot I think is more interesting than the accepted one..accepted one does seem blurry, and just not as interesting.
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You guys are confused. The shot posted at the beginning of this thread had been rejected previously. The photographer is complaining about it and has included the rejected shot in his post and also posted a link to another photographer's accepted shot. He seems to believe that because a high quality back-lit shot was accepted, his shot ought to be as well.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:05 AM   #15
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You're right I am confused...haha thanks.. I gotta learn how to read...
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:38 AM   #16
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Wait a minute. Isn't this the second thread that you've posted about this exact same photo?
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Aye, it would be.

What stage would you say this is at on the Kubler-Ross model?
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:00 PM   #18
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FLODO,

I understand what its like to want a shot accepted and then have it rejected, even though you think its good. However, your shot IS backlit, blurry, and has a washed out sky, and lets face it, there are already 47 shots of UP 1995 on this site, do we really need another one that is both backlit and blurry? I think not. You live in a suburb of Chicago! (as do I)... There are SO many trains in our city, why not go find another one to photograph well, and have a well lit shot to present to this site? There will always be another chance, so just forget the rejection and keep shooting for FUN! Yes, FUN!!!!

I can honestly say that I used to get hung up on rejections, and used to find myself shooting only for rp.net, and this greatly reduced my enjoyment of the hobby, and I even considered hanging the camera up for good. Then it hit me that I need to start shooting fo my own enjoyment, not this site....and.... now I enjoy railfaning way more, take better shots, and get more of them accepted! Yes!

Just some food for thought................................
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