Old 04-23-2017, 10:59 PM   #1
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I'm afraid that I couldn't get further back to make the composition wider. I was stood on the verandah of the first carriage. Do you think that the screener may have missed the fact that it's a blurred action shot? Surely not.
What do you chaps think?

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Old 04-24-2017, 02:10 AM   #2
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I might suggest a bit of cropping and leveling to make it more perfectly centered. I like the shot over all though.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:15 AM   #3
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It's fine. Nothing can be done about a picky screener.

I do wonder if you have other frames. It is odd that you have a strong blur of foliage on the left, but weak on the right. I presume the plant/tree/whatever on the left is closer to the camera than whatever is in the background on the right.
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I think the shot looks pretty good as-is. If I were screening, I probably would not have rejected it. The loco is in sharp focus, and the background is nicely blurred. That said, I agree with the screener in that going a bit wider to show more of the trackside blurr would have made the image better. I might also have stepped slight to the right, to ensure that the image was shot perfectly straight-on. I agree with Joseph that things look just a bit off-kilter. You could play with horizontal perspective to correct that a bit and perhaps add a little vertical perspective correction to get the cab walls vertical.

As J noted, everyone's taste is a little different, but of course, the screener's is the only one that counts.
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Am I the only one that immediately got a headache when I looked at that picture?
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:53 PM   #6
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I personally think that it is a fine picture. This sort of shot is difficult to pull off and to have it as good as this is a credit to the photographer. I certainly would have let it into the database but, as you all know, my choice of picture is not that of the screeners on this site.I have tried three in the last couple of days and all have been rejected. For the record here is what I tried to get on.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...05&key=3001859
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...03&key=9686396
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...26&key=5139025
All can be found on flickr with lots more the screeners didn't like
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:07 PM   #7
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Am I the only one that immediately got a headache when I looked at that picture?
Probably not. Some blurred photos I like, some I find a bit uncomfortable to look at. Blurred clouds, for instance.
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Probably not. Some blurred photos I like, some I find a bit uncomfortable to look at. Blurred clouds, for instance.
First rejection"
Doesn't bother me but the background trees "appear" more out of focus than motion blurred and unattractive, somewhat detracts for me.

"Baggydave" must be on their bad side, he got the "mean" rejection which could have been judged too tight tight also. I much prefer his blur.

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Probably not. Some blurred photos I like, some I find a bit uncomfortable to look at. Blurred clouds, for instance.
I've never known clouds to have sharp edges.
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I've never known clouds to have sharp edges.
Clouds shot at 1/1000 vs. clouds shot with a time exposure. Very different:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/550380...in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bksecr...in/dateposted/]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/etienn...in/dateposted/

Coincidentally, Flickr Explore has a bunch of blur shots today (gallery dated April 24).
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:48 PM   #11
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I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all

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could not resist. But those were some nice images, maybe something to
experiment.

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