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Uh, yeah, there is a car at the crossing, it happens. This is a stupid rejection if you ask me.
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Doesn't look like a car sitting naturally at a crossing. Looks like a pickup truck parked off the right side of the road, open passenger side door, tripod by the right rear corner.

Next time either post the truck at a natural position at the crossing, or move it elsewhere.
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Wasn't my truck...
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:56 PM   #4
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Wasn't my truck...
Damn foamers!!! You can always tell a foamer. They invariably park RIGHT NEXT TO the tracks. There must be some unwritten rule that says foamer videos must be shot an arm's length from the edge of the ties.

Seriously though..... I agree with J on this one. The truck doesn't look like regular traffic waiting at the crossing. It does look like a carelessly parked foamer-mobile. In this situation, the best way to salvage would have been to move closer to the tracks and off to your left. Shoot it as a 30-45 degree wedge. That way, the nose of the loco would be visible and unobstructed. The vehicle might still look oddly positioned, but at least the open door and the tripod would not be visible.
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Wonder what video guy is shooting with small trees, brush visible, seemingly the other side of the road would have been better.

Too bad, nice view.

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And if the foamer was just to the right of the truck filming the train and you started your caption with "Fellow Railpictures.net contributor..." you probably would have had a Top 24 on your hands! ;-p
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Wasn't my truck...
You couldn't ask the foamer to move it?
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You couldn't ask the foamer to move it?
If he were a typical foamer, he would either ignore your request, or respond with sign language.
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They gave me foreground clutter for this
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...03&key=6727659

The same screener probably let this in though
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Clutter where exactly? The lead unit is about as perfectly placed as it could be on that bridge.
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I'd maintain there is a bit of a difference between a crossbuck just to the right of the lead unit and power lines draped across the consist. The term a friend and mentor in Kansas uses to describe such things is "railroady."
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Clutter where exactly? The lead unit is about as perfectly placed as it could be on that bridge.
Who knows...

If you look really close, part of the truck of the trailing unit is partly obscured by a light post or something, but that's pretty fucking nit picky. But at the same time, not worth an appeal.

I just went out and shot trains for the first time in 16 months, and I get this level of stupidity.
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Who knows...

If you look really close, part of the truck of the trailing unit is partly obscured by a light post or something, but that's pretty fucking nit picky. But at the same time, not worth an appeal.

I just went out and shot trains for the first time in 16 months, and I get this level of stupidity.
Well ..., it may not follow the definition of the rejection reason precisely, but on the other hand it isn't exactly an attractive or compelling image either. Busy in all sorts of ways that don't work, to my eye. Not a big loss, and not a loss to your collection of RP shots.
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Well ..., it may not follow the definition of the rejection reason precisely, but on the other hand it isn't exactly an attractive or compelling image either. Busy in all sorts of ways that don't work, to my eye. Not a big loss, and not a loss to your collection of RP shots.
That's why i'm not bothering to appeal it or anything
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That's why i'm not bothering to appeal it or anything
Probably futile to appeal , but I like it, these are hard to do. Sure it is busy and some of the "stuff" is clutter but I like the town sign with organizations, sets the place. I like the parkway and bridge and all the signs. For me it so typical of the highways into towns of this size, very often with a railroad crossing like this.
I can look thru today's or any day and find a large pct that are basically a train, tracks and a few trees. I prefer your image.

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