Old 06-01-2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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God did point his finger at it so you couldn't miss it!!
I like taking distance shots but how far is too far away for RP?
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Had a reasonable trip to the USA this year. Pity the sun didn't turn up that often.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Cool shot, Dave! Really enjoying your pics from your visit.

As for too far away - well, there are PLENTY of shots with the train that far away. My guess is the image was screened by someone who did not like the fact that it was a going away shot that happened to also be far away.

It's a dang shame "better then others" is not a qualification for acceptance on RP.

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Old 06-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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Thanks Mitch
Really appreciate your comments. I guess next time I come over we shall have to meet up, if you live anywhere near to where I'm planning to go. That is a long way off though. Still paying for the last one. While you're about it any thoughts on this one? Sharpening no problem but bad cropping? I have a little room on the right in the original picture but not a great deal.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:12 AM   #4
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I think you answered your own question - it is a bit tight and maybe a bit more of the left than needed.

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
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I don't feel that the train is too far away. There's plenty in the database that's more of a offender than yours (including several of mine). The shot just isn't working for me as it stands. Kudos for the rainbow, though.

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Not in any way saying that this sort of idea is "better" but it might be something more along the lines of what they would take in this situation. Unfortunately it eliminates a lot of really cool scenery but I really don't know what else could be done to appease them here.
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Next thing though, they probably won't like the back of the train being cut off by the frame. Personally, I like both the shots as is but I also think the second could use a bit more room on the right. They might also want a smidge off the left and top, but again you're losing some great scenery.
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It's a dang shame "better then others" is not a qualification for acceptance on RP.

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I'm glad "better then others" is not a qualification for acceptance, because the incorrect usage of "then" would drive me absolutely bonkers.

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I'm glad "better then others" is not a qualification for acceptance, because the incorrect usage of "then" would drive me absolutely bonkers.

"Your dead on their, Jim," he typed sarcastically.
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As to the first shot, this is why RP needs a bitch slap button. When a really good shot gets rejected, we should be able to hit the nutton and bitch slap the offending screener. That shot is too cool not to be in.
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Here's a shot which would fully deserve the subject is too far away rejection (If I uploaded it, but I'm not):





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Shots were it is hard to find the train seem to get the "too far" rejection.

This one is a bit of a push, and the train is going away.

Try a cropped version.

As a landscape, you nailed it and this is a great image.
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Shots were it is hard to find the train seem to get the "too far" rejection.

This one is a bit of a push, and the train is going away.

Try a cropped version.

As a landscape, you nailed it and this is a great image.
I'm not going to beat the dead horse of "there are worse", we all know that. Why they are in, you can speculate all day.

But i'm with Bill on this one, I think if the train was coming instead of going, they would have accepted it.

I think it's a neat shot with the rainbow, something you were in the right place at the right time to get.
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Here's a shot which would fully deserve the subject is too far away rejection (If I uploaded it, but I'm not):
See, you could get it in if it was a streak.
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See, you could get it in if it was a streak.
It's not a train shot though. Out of the 307 images I took that morning between 0540 and 0621, a few happened to have a train in them.

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It's not a train shot though. Out of the 307 images I took that morning between 0540 and 0621, a few happened to have a train in them.

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Excellent shot, even if there isnt a train in it
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If a collection is a representation of one's work, why would anyone leave out some of their best images???

Great shot, Loyd.

And there's exactly the "amount" of train needed in the shot.

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And it got in!!!! (balloons dropping with lights and sirens going off)

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Cool shot and nice work! A PCA perhaps???

A resubmit with screener roulette I presume?
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It's not a train shot though.
And neither was "three points of light." In fact, yours shows more train and an equally (or even more) dramatic scene, so there's no reason it shouldn't be accepted.
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Really glad it got it without you having to put it on the cropping block (yes the pun was intended)! Congrats! I see you brightened it considerably to show the train better - which is good, but I still kind of liked the foreboding nature of the original. Either way it's a great scene!
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As Dick Van Dyke said in Mary Poppins, " Well blow me down!". Woke up this morning to find that it had been accepted. I wasn't happy with the original processing so had another go and left the crop much the same. Was on the "pile" for ages but finally gained acceptance so thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement. Best wishes dave
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Awesome picture. I'm going to go sign on and give a PCA vote.
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If a collection is a representation of one's work, why would anyone leave out some of their best images???

Great shot, Loyd.

And there's exactly the "amount" of train needed in the shot.

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You can add me to the Mitch list of "Great shot, just enough train". I think it's a beautiful shot and there's just enough train in it. But then I like broad shots like that also:

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And I'm glad the shot that started this thread got on - it's really neat!
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And I'm glad the shot that started this thread got on - it's really neat!
I agree, and it didn't really occur to me the first time I saw it that the rainbow appears to "end" at the train. Who cares what direction it's going; he was in the right place at the right time to capture a very rare and a beautiful event that involved a train.
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I agree, and it didn't really occur to me the first time I saw it that the rainbow appears to "end" at the train. Who cares what direction it's going; he was in the right place at the right time to capture a very rare and a beautiful event that involved a train.
If I was that train crew, I would worry about running into this guy looking for his "wee pot 'o gold"

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I'd rather find this...

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