Old 05-30-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default PEQ for accident - damage shots?

Is PEQ standard for damage pics? (no injuries involved if that helps) Not thrilled that an SD40-2 was damaged and sure glad no one got hurt, but not sure why PEQ.

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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The cab door is open.

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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It is a little dark and the shadows are deep - and the cab door is open.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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I would guess (really guessing) that the PEQ is because it's not a full locomotive.
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I would guess (really guessing) that the PEQ is because it's not a full locomotive.
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Try submitting Friday instead of Wednesday.

In my opinion, almost all wreck shots are PEQ and without place among 'the best railroad photos on the 'Net' though
a few are captured in interesting ways or are so bizarre they warrant inclusion. I think El Roco is on the right track.
There is a big black shadow with no detail what so ever, along with a pole jutting up and the angle of the bridge
in relation to the engine is distracting. Best bet if you really want to try again at getting it in would be to expose
some of the detail in the shadows - I've gotten more then one picture accepted after brightening the details in the
shadow. Brighter pictures seem more appealing (at times). Still, aesthetically appealing was not something I thought
RP required acceptance of wreck shots . And with your shot, poor lighting and /or distracting shadows could have
been a more logical rejection if that were the case.

/Mitch

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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And yet both of my wreck photos made it to top shots!!! I wasn't sure if RP even accepted photos like that, and then having both accepted was nice to see. And one of the first photos I submitted here now has over 10K views. As Mitch said...eeny meeny minee moe

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Default Tried a different shot

I tried a different shot - kind of a ‘before and after’. BNSF 1961 has been running around these parts for a long time - hope it can return to service soon but I wonder if they will take the opportunity to refurbish and repaint it.

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Well done! The second shot is definately better, although I did like the first one, too.
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