Old 03-23-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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So opinions other than one being rejected what's the difference between these two photos?
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:56 AM   #2
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The accepted picture has a DPU engine. So an engine is easily visible. Thought I think the image quality if quite poor in the accepted picture, it's lighting is also better, plus it is more foccused on the trains. your rejected picture focuses on to much other stuff, which didn't work for this picture.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:20 AM   #3
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Not only does the 1st pic have a DPU, the whole train is visible. However, I suspect that the DPU being obstructed by the trailing cars of another train would prevent even that shot from being accepted if submitted today. Looking back thru the database, they seemed to have cracked down on stuff like that. Is there any way you can return and get a shot of a train headed toward you? The location in the rejected shot is fantastic!
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:32 AM   #4
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I like the rejected one much better.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:01 AM   #5
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The accepted one has been in the database since April 2004 - or almost 4 years ago! I would guess that the standards have been tightened a bit since then.

I prefer the rejected one but it is a going away shot which I think are hard to get in.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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The accepted one is from Ludlow. 'Nuff said amirite? :P
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The accepted one has been in the database since April 2004 - or almost 4 years ago! I would guess that the standards have been tightened a bit since then.
Exactly. I think if you were to resubmit the first one today it would be rejected.

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Old 03-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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If I had to guess, I'd say that you hiked up here expecting a westbound and the UP ran only eastbounds. On my many trips to the LA&SL in Nevada, I've spent MANY hours at beautiful locations waiting for trains that never ran, or ran in the wrong direction. When I finally DID mange to get the shot I wanted with the train going in the right direction, it was worth the wait. It's a nice location. Keep trying.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:24 PM   #9
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That shot has a bunch of potential, Ken, and so does that area. I must admit, I break into a slight sweat whenever you and Nscalemike get shots near areas that I've been planning certain shots for a while. That one is pretty close for comfort! Just get one coming towards you and it'll be a wow shot.
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If I had to guess, I'd say that you hiked up here expecting a westbound and the UP ran only eastbounds. On my many trips to the LA&SL in Nevada, I've spent MANY hours at beautiful locations waiting for trains that never ran, or ran in the wrong direction. When I finally DID mange to get the shot I wanted with the train going in the right direction, it was worth the wait. It's a nice location. Keep trying.
Robert has been making this point for a while now, but I think it is lost on most people. Just because you work hard to get to a location doesn't mean you should be 'rewarded' by having that photo entered into the database if the train is going in the wrong direction or the lighting is poor.

Alot of people have been trying to pitch this argument, using such memorable one liners as 'but only one train a day runs on that line' or 'it might be years before I get a chance to go back there.' Well, getting there is only half the battle, which is why its so much sweeter when you get that perfect photo. It would be like a team making the playoffs and then asking for the championship because they worked really hard during the regular season.
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