Old 06-19-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default Rejected for bad cropping - worth appealing?

I just uploaded this shot and it was rejected for bad cropping:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1020316157



I really like this shot, so my opinion isn't very impartial here! I can't think of any other way of cropping it, and I like it the way it is, the signal being a feature. Is it worth appealing?

Or perhaps I need to get ride of the dust spot to the right of the signal? (I just noticed it!)
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hey Marcus, I think you might have a little too much ground there. The balance of the photo puts the train right in the middle of the frame, horizontally. You may need to knock some off the bottom and add a little more to the sky to lower the train a touch. It also looks slightly unlevel. I'd level based on the signal tower, with a little CCW rotation. You may also want to do a little selective sharpening on the nose as it looks just a touch soft. And yeah, clone out that dust spot.

Other than that, nice lighting and color.

Maybe a crop like this will work:
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:12 AM   #3
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I tried cropping and submitting again, rejected for "high sun":
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=945228185

It was taken a 3 PM on a hot and sunny day, so they have a point. A difference in opinion between screeners perhaps?
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It was taken a 3 PM on a hot and sunny day, so they have a point. A difference in opinion between screeners perhaps?
The first screener might have taken note of the cropping, clicked the appropiate box and moved on not really noticing the lighting. Not sure it was a difference in opinions.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:31 AM   #5
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The exposure and contrast is not good and thus the color suffers also.

Even if the above were fixed, it is high sun and the trucks (or bogies) are dark and thus little hope for getting in.

I'd like more space on the left too.

Still it is a good shot, worth getting right and in.

I'd love to go tho Australia and look around myself.
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