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This is something that you actully don't see everyday so im figuring they will accept this because its and "unusual shot"
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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We cant view queued images.
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Other than the screeners/admins only the submitting member can view a shot while its still in the queue. Aside from that, there's not many times when "unusual" will get a shot through if its not otherwise up to par. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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Other than the screeners/admins only the submitting member can view a shot while its still in the queue. Aside from that, there's not many times when "unusual" will get a shot through if its not otherwise up to par. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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Hold on im attaching it

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Old 12-26-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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Sorry, not going to fly. Cropping, composition, lighting, image quality are all issues (may be others too, I'm just going at a glance). Plus there's nothing unusual about a cab car. In fact they're even harder to get on cuz they're so bland looking (this coming from one who shoots them admittedly too often himself).
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
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Sorry, not going to fly. Cropping, composition, lighting, image quality are all issues (may be others too, I'm just going at a glance). Plus there's nothing unusual about a cab car. In fact they're even harder to get on cuz they're so bland looking (this coming from one who shoots them admittedly too often himself).
Wait! i uploaded the wrong image its the post above!
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:19 PM   #7
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What is unusual about this shot?
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:24 PM   #8
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What is unusual about this shot?
Ok heres the image i hope they will accept:
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Y'know the "right" one's actually kinda cute! Dunno if its RP material or not but I like it. Probably get the boot for "front-coupled" though! Lighting's still an issue, maybe cropping too. Is that steam coming from the car wash on the left, or something else?
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Y'know the "right" one's actually kinda cute! Dunno if its RP material or not but I like it. Probably get the boot for "front-coupled" though! Lighting's still an issue, maybe cropping too. Is that steam coming from the car wash on the left, or something else?

omg are you serious about the front coupled thing? Honestly its something you DON'T see everyday. Thanks for liking it though!
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:18 AM   #11
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omg are you serious about the front coupled thing? Honestly its something you DON'T see everyday.
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Uploading stuff crap like this is a great way to get your uploads per day cut way down or cut out completely.

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Uploading stuff crap like this is a great way to get your uploads per day cut way down or cut out completely.

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Your telling me that photo is crap!? wtf? :O
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1. Ditto that. And I've been going to that bridge since before there was a bridge.
2. I've heard they are storing GO equipment on VIA's TMC tracks but a train in the shops is a new one on me. Perhaps one of the stored trains didn't want to move on its own power and they figured it more cost-effective to have it repaired in the TMC shops than trying to move it across to Willowbrook?
Have to agree with Jim on showing more of the scene to give it a sense of place too. I knew it was the TMC at first glance due to familiarity (had the car wash mixed up a bit though, just a brain-fart) but billions of other folk wouldn't have made the connection, and therefore the uniquness of circumstance. As mentioned previously "uniqueness" does not guarantee and/or rarely influences acceptance here.
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To gotransitf59ph; as you can see its easy for a thread to go off on a tangent. The threat of being restricted in the amount of uploads allowed is very real, especially to someone new to the site. Whether or not that is important to you is entirely personal. By posting here and submitting to this site it can safely be assumed that you'd like to get some shots on here. 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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To gotransitf59ph; as you can see its easy for a thread to go off on a tangent. The threat of being restricted in the amount of uploads allowed is very real, especially to someone new to the site. Whether or not that is important to you is entirely personal. By posting here and submitting to this site it can safely be assumed that you'd like to get some shots on here. 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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Old 12-27-2009, 04:10 AM   #18
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To gotransitf59ph; as you can see its easy for a thread to go off on a tangent. The threat of being restricted in the amount of uploads allowed is very real, especially to someone new to the site. Whether or not that is important to you is entirely personal. By posting here and submitting to this site it can safely be assumed that you'd like to get some shots on here. 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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Ya man i know how the subject changed ugh... thanks man for the advice i just got my camera on christmas day and already im making some not bad progress!
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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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Oh yeah, there's one more thing. Many times a shot will be rejected for a certain reason then when that is fixed rejected for something totally different. Screeners work at a rapid pace and will reject the obvious first. Different screeners see differrent things, too. Don't get discouraged. Practice pays off.
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It wasn't your fault to go out on an overcast day. No one controls you on your railfanning experience. I go out on overcast days all of the time but usually don't post the shots here (I need to get creative). Besides, if you wouldn't have gone out today you would not have seen that rare move!
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It wasn't your fault to go out on an overcast day. No one controls you on your railfanning experience. I go out on overcast days all of the time but usually don't post the shots here (I need to get creative). Besides, if you wouldn't have gone out today you would not have seen that rare move!
Hey man! your right! Thanks! I'm just a new train photographer.. im better at filming them with the camcorder. What do you do with your overcast photos just wanting to know? Flickr?
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I do like Chase's version, though not to imply that I think it's ready for prime time. I'm not sold on the image quality though.

Honestly, my head might explode if I had a two a day limit. I tend to upload four or five shots at a time, then go a few weeks without uploading. I could probably learn to, uhm, dare I say, ween myself down to two a day, but it would be a bitch to do.

If, for some reason, I were down to two a day, I probably would try to figure out a way to get myself off that limit. I might would stop complaining about it in open forum, for starters.
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The issue of upload limitations. What about new members that got the 2 per day to start? you can't say they've earned that, and it is quite frustrating when you upload 2 shots and they're both rejected and you have to wait until the next day just to have another shot at it. That and the fact that i always get shots rejected have really lowered my confidence here. When i go out to get shots I always come back with tons of shots and waiting days and days just to get through some of them does get annoying. Now as Nikos1 said just because i'm complaining doesn't mean my life revolves around RP. I love photography and i always want to get my shots out there, i only have 3 shots out of maybe 30 shots uploaded.
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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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