Old 12-27-2009, 03:25 AM   #51
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not very long, only got serious with photography this year, my main thing was videography before.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:26 AM   #52
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not very long, only got serious with photography this year, my main thing was videography before.
Wow! Are you serious? I am better at videography than photography.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:09 AM   #53
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My overcast shots just sit on my computer, every once and a while a cloudy shot can be turned into a black and white shot and will get approved like mine.
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Unless you submit it in color first, then try re-submitting it in B&W, then they reject it for cloudy even though you cant even tell it was cloudy. Trust me, been there, done that... Thats one little pet peave.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:09 PM   #54
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Then we wonder why this thread got off topic.. Wow, my head is about to explode.

I don't really see how a GO F59PH and a VIA unit together are "rare".. To me, "rare" would be slapping a CN SD70M-2 on there too. Like one member stated already, RP doesn't give an obese rodents' rectum if the locomotives are rare or not, especially if it's a cloudy sky. Maybe if the sky had some texture to it, and the shots were composed a bit better, they'd stand a chance.

Until then, keep trying.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #55
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Rare would be a FEC GP38-2 leading an intermodal train on the CP in Canada somewhere, or a passenger train.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:22 PM   #56
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I guess if I'm stuck on two uploads per day and tell myself I need to upload that many shots a day I would make damn sure that the stuff I'm uploading is without question going to get in. I know I'm not the only one on here that can only shake my head at some of the stuff that comes up on the forums as "Why was this rejected?" or "does this have a chance". Take the time to post-process the image and make sure other technical things on the image are on par for an acceptable photo before killing one of your given uploads per day.

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Old 12-27-2009, 11:25 PM   #57
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Then we wonder why this thread got off topic.. Wow, my head is about to explode.

I don't really see how a GO F59PH and a VIA unit together are "rare".. To me, "rare" would be slapping a CN SD70M-2 on there too. Like one member stated already, RP doesn't give an obese rodents' rectum if the locomotives are rare or not, especially if it's a cloudy sky. Maybe if the sky had some texture to it, and the shots were composed a bit better, they'd stand a chance.

Until then, keep trying.
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To gotransitf59ph;................ In order to help you with that I'd like to suggest the following. Read the guidelines (sorry if I sound repetative). Look at the type of shots that get accepted. Go back to Islington bridge on a sunny day (early mornings are good for eastbounds, late afternoons for westbounds) because it is a good place close to where you're at and you can walk back and forth a long way to get angle of light/angle of shot the way you want without much visual obstruction. I'm not saying to restrict yourself forever to those parameters, but for now its a good way to keep it simple. Fire away merrily, trying to keep in mind what you're trying to achieve, keeping the guidelines in mind. If you think you've got a sure-fire winner sit on it overnight and look at it again the next day. Many times things will look different the second time around. If you still think it meets the criteria for acceptance submit it. Don't be crushed if it gets rejected, look at the shot again to see if you can fix the reason for rejection (like if it needs a bit of rotation to level the horizon, a bit of sharpening if rejected for undersharpened, a bit of brightening/darkening, etc.). Keep trying, keep learning, ask advice and so on. Once again, good luck.
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Here's another one early morning, and I just got creative with it and thought about how I wanted to caputre the photo.
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Rare would be a FEC GP38-2 leading an intermodal train on the CP in Canada somewhere, or a passenger train.
We got an FEC SD40-2 leadin the nightly drag freight from Stratford to Toronto (CN MacMillan Yard) and back on the GEXR.
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We got an FEC SD40-2 leadin the nightly drag freight from Stratford to Toronto (CN MacMillan Yard) and back on the GEXR.
A pic of that would most certainly be rejected for; "Personal Vandetta". Lol!
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:58 AM   #62
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We got an FEC SD40-2 leadin the nightly drag freight from Stratford to Toronto (CN MacMillan Yard) and back on the GEXR.
That barely counts because it is painted like a UP SD40-2
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