Old 07-21-2009, 05:20 AM   #1
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Like a lot of railfans around Chicago, I myself chased 4449 all over the place. I've sent one photo in and it was rejected for high sun but it was one of those angle of the sun is low but straight above the tracks. I don't want to send in images that will get the reject button becasue of minor edting issues or that they just aren't for RP. I'm going to attach some edited images and want you guys to see if I need to edit them more etc.

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This was rejected for "High Sun" but the sun was above the train and the angle was bad is my thinking.

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:04 AM   #2
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Hey, I parked right where you took your first shot. Supposed you don't remember 2 guys sprinting to a red Mercedes Benz C32AMG with an out of place looking antenna on it do ya?
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Hey, I parked right where you took your first shot. Supposed you don't remember 2 guys sprinting to a red Mercedes Benz C32AMG with an out of place looking antenna on it do ya?
Please tell me that you don't have a whip antenna on a Mercedes?!
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It looks lame and I think I've used it twice on there, I don't wanna risk messing up the paint anyway...

As far as those shots, the first one doesn't really have a chance. The engine is right underneath the bridge so it is in shadow while the rest of the train isn't.
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It looks lame and I think I've used it twice on there, I don't wanna risk messing up the paint anyway...

Speaking of funny antennas, my Jeep has a plastic roof so I place all 3 of my mag-mount antennas on the front hood. I use cutouts from old socks to protect the paint and run the coax through the passenger window. I'm not going to lie...it looks STRANGE!
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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This was rejected for "High Sun" but the sun was above the train and the angle was bad is my thinking.
Man, they really need to come up with a more accurate rejection for morning shots like that. "Bad camera angle in relation to the sun" would be better.
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Man, they really need to come up with a more accurate rejection for morning shots like that. "Bad camera angle in relation to the sun" would be better.
Good point Jim, I was thinking... Bad Angle, the sun must be behind you to better achieve this angle. Remember when "Bad Motive" was always disputed? I think that we are making headway on the rejection reasons and it will just be a matter of time.
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Despite the number of 4449 photos added I'm actually surprised that more locations aren't being represented. Since I wasn't chasing () I didn't really take a good look at the route but was shocked to see a shot on RRPA of the move going across the UP diamonds at Rochelle, IL. I would have assumed the signal bridge or diamond shot would have certainly shown up on RP but I was wrong. I was also expecting more from the BNSF "Race Track".
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:39 AM   #9
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Despite the number of 4449 photos added I'm actually surprised that more locations aren't being represented.
Give it time. I'm sure a lot of people, including myself, are waiting a while.
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If I had any shots of 4449 from the past few weeks or got any this weekend, I'd hold them for a year. I know personally I haven't clicked on a thumbnail of 4449 in the past 3 days because I am just so tired of seeing the engine already, and unfortunately from a few people I talked to, they feel the same way. It's been just too much all at once. Unless I had an absolutely stunning image, I'd be holding on to my shots for a LONG time at this point. With that said, everyone heading out, be safe, have a blast and enjoy!
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Despite the number of 4449 photos added I'm actually surprised that more locations aren't being represented.
I couldn't agree more.

The locations with photo lines I passed by at 85 mph were quite impressive.
It's a long way from Portland to Michigan - very few locations represented.

A BIG thanks to Chris Muller for bucking the trend and putting them out there!

Another event (two) that got little attention on RP - Arcade and Attica's double header and Middletown and Hummelsville's WM diesel charter. And there was little if any postings to concern anyone there.

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Give it time. I'm sure a lot of people, including myself, are waiting a while.
Why wait? I couldn't wait to get mine up. Just wondering!
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I'll send them in a few days from now...I'm working on some IRM photos right now and have had no luck so far
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Why wait? I couldn't wait to get mine up. Just wondering!
Cloudy day pics...no motivation to process them. Ho hum.
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I'm chuckling as I read the various opinions on the flood of steam engine shots associated with the upcoming Train Festival this weekend. Chuckling because I can't count the number of times I've read things like: "Don't shoot just for RP", "Don't get too hung up on views" etc. etc.

Horse manure!

If you're here, you care about views. C'mon, admit it! Confession is good for the soul! We're all scheming to get that Top of Last 24, SC, PCA, PoTW and run the view-count through the roof.

Consider the strategies:
  • Post now, before the flood.
  • Hold 'em for a year.
  • Bait 'em into posting with the masses, then strike later...if you can stand the wait.

In all seriousness, I suppose if you care about how much attention your Train Festival picture gets, posting during the flood probably isn't the best approach. On the other hand, why wait forever? In the year and a half I've been here, I've discovered that trying to time the release of your shots for maximum effect is a bit like trying to time the stock market. In the long run, there's not much advantage. There's always the photog with the latest wreck, the shot with the pretty woman or the yard full of stored locomotives just waiting to steal your thunder. And hey, you could slip on a banana peel and fall under a speeding bus tomorrow. Ya just never know.

[Personally, my strategy is to wait until the height of the flood, and then post all of my latest New Hope and Strasburg shots! People may be sick of them now, but after the 4449th shot of 4449, they will be a welcome breath of fresh air! Shhhh. Don't tell anyone!]
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I'm chuckling as I read the various opinions on the flood of steam engine shots associated with the upcoming Train Festival this weekend. Chucking because I can't count the number of times I've read things like: "Don't shoot just for RP", "Don't get too hung up on views" etc. etc.

Horse manure!
I think the general idea with this sentiment is to not let a rejection get you emotionally bent.
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