Old 04-06-2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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Gday all

Just wondering about these couple of rejects, is there anything I can do to them to get them into the database??

The first is a tunnel shot, I tried uploading a front on photo, but it was continually rejected for being too dark until it got to the point of being too noisy, then was rejected for poor composition. Therefore, I tried uploading this one:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...2&key=15850802

However, it too is getting rejected for being too dark.. Should I try to lighten it up some more again, and hope for the best?

The other one is an evening tram shot, just after sunset:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=506400&key=0

I wanted to try and get the red light throughout the sky, I think it adds that little bit extra to the photo, but it has been rejected for Poor Lighting (Backlit). Once again, anything I can do with it, or should I just keep it in the personal collection??

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Old 04-06-2008, 04:23 AM   #2
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In both shots the bright lights pull your eye away from the train. On the tunnel shot, the eye keeps fighting the lights. The white squiggly on the nose of the train in the tunnel doesn't help. The cab light needs to be on to balance the dark train and bright lights. A crew member would help too.

The red passenger train itself has fabulous texture! Looks like a high price car ad. Tomorrow start selling yourself to BMW or Audi! Wow!

However, here too the bright background pulls the eye away from the subject thus the rejection. (I think) The bright building and the pole do not help.

Different, darker background, say no building, some light on the front, but same light on the train, you'd have a winner!

I hope someday to get light like that myself.
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The first pic is almost head-on, yet there is little light on the nose ... personal collection. The lighting quality is really nice, appeal this one, another screener may like it.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies fella's, it looks like tunnel shots are more for the personal collection!

I will try the late afternoon tram shot again to see what I can do, fingers crossed I might get it into the database..

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That light was fantastic in Le Mans, Pete! Looks almost like an artists impression to me.

Here's my version of the tunnel shot:
http://web1.railpictures.net/images/....jpg.88534.jpg

... hopefully it will be accepted. I had to adjust the exposure slightly because the image was over exposed.
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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Ok, rejected for too much noise/grain the second time around. All I did was slightly alter the exposure!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1159971926

What do you think?
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:20 PM   #7
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Forget the tunnel shots lets see that sunset one get in! Did you appeal?!
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My sunset tram shot was taken from a slightly different angle to Pete's shot and has slightly different colour.

http://web1.railpictures.net/images/....JPG.27812.jpg
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My sunset tram shot was taken from a slightly different angle to Pete's shot and has slightly different colour.

http://web1.railpictures.net/images/....JPG.27812.jpg
Interesting, thanks for sharing so we can see the comparison. Sorry, though, but I like Pete's a lot more - the colors are richer.

Just goes to show how minor differences in position with respect to the light can affect things.
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Gday All
Unfortunately, after re-uploading the sunset shot, it was rejected again, but this time for Bad Colour...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=664810979

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I'd say either appeal or reduce overall saturation by a touch and resubmit.
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Okie dokie, I have reduced the saturation by a fraction, and have reuploaded it, so fingers crossed!!
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Success!!

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Congrats!
I think you have JRMDC and his helpful hints to thank!
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Congrats!
I think you have JRMDC and his helpful hints to thank!
As wrong as I am sometimes, like this one, where I thought the bright spot at the right corner had to go,

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Hahaha, you can't be right all the time, but thankfully you were right this time!! Thanks again mate!
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