Old 10-24-2015, 08:43 AM   #1
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What does the panel think please?
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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I love the mood of this!

But I guess they want brighter and maybe a cooler color temperature.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:15 PM   #3
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I think I like it a lot. fog is always tough, too much or too little. I had a couple fog photos and they wanted it brighter which I was able to do reluctantly. Not sure how much you can do with the headlights already getting blown out, maybe use shadows/highlights and brighten up and damp down the highlights. Yet I see dark photos, and always wonder when is dark OK.

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see this one, but i was a little wider
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:28 PM   #4
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Yet I see dark photos, and always wonder when is dark OK.
Often when you're "in with the in crowd"!
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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RP is even less consistent then usual with shots at this time of day.

Personally I would crop left and top a bit.

In general I think that only the photographer can judge what the true level of bright/dark is on such a shot. However, in this case, the hint of glint on the distant elevator does suggest that maybe the scene was a bit brighter in actuality. But I was not there and so I have no idea. And neither does the screener.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:42 PM   #6
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This shot work for me. There is so much to see.
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Old 10-25-2015, 12:09 AM   #7
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I like it too, Dave. Perhaps if there was a way to give the motive power more "pop" in the picture it may increase the odds of getting the nod in acceptance.
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Old 10-25-2015, 03:18 PM   #8
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Maybe it would have been accepted if it had blue ballast and the headlight was blown out
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #9
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Well I took your advice, though didn't make the ballast blue and guess what
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...84&key=5964509
I think there's bound to be grain in a dust storm. Ah well back to the drawing board
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Old 10-25-2015, 10:22 PM   #10
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The second submission looks better than the first one, in my opinion.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:13 AM   #11
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I like it! Maybe try running it through noise reduction software like Neat Image and resubmit...
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This kind of rejection really exposes the weakness of RP. They can give rejection reasons up the wazoo, and the reasons are probably somewhat valid. But the shot as originally submitted is better than 95 percent of the crap that gets posted. But it just doesn't fit their preconceived notion of what an "acceptable" picture must be. But the good news is there are other venues, so post it at trainorders.com or Flickr or Altamont and enjoyed the positive feed back you will get.
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:17 AM   #13
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I've been gone awhile.... [Dave
I see you got the typical "welcome back" treatment, lol.

Odd, the first is too dark, yet when you brighten it, there's too much noise.
The noise comes from the requested brightening... otherwise, you'd have blown out the headlights.

Seems an appeal should work.

But... since it won't - I'd make an attempt to selectively brighten the darkest parts of the scene so you do not blow out the headlights and then, apply noise reduction (even better apply it selectively where needed).

Great shot - I agree with John. "Good enough", and in this case, much more so.

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Old 10-30-2015, 05:57 PM   #14
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Don't know if I am prepared to bother with the picture as I did appeal and it was rejected. Too right about my welcome back
try
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...91&key=4839908
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...73&key=5677741
Yet a bog standard picture of the National Railway Museum becomes a top shot for the day. I am at a loss for words.
Worse thing about the trip was that I saw more bald eagles than trains. Nothing seemed to be running along Northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota the days I was there.
I did see 261 in all her glory as a complete fluke one day and that was the real highlight of the trip.Along with seeing Bob Dylan's childhood home in Hibbing.
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Old 10-30-2015, 06:01 PM   #15
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Oh and you can see it and a few others I took on my trip at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/djhewitt/
Still more to add when I settle down again
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