Old 09-15-2006, 02:42 PM   #1
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I was just having some fun last night and posted this shot, with the-tongue-in cheek suggestion that RP consider using product placement in the shots, as opposed to running pop up ads!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=288666

It was rejected for bad angle, so my question is, what constitutes a bad angle? How does this differ qualitatively from the following shots?

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I was expecting perhaps the dreaded "bad motive" for it. My motive, not the photo's! Maybe the screener wasn't amused?

BTW, I like Ron's shot. The other one doesn't do much for me, but it did get in.

I'm not complaining, just curious.

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Old 09-15-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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I've seen shots like Ron's around -- not just here -- and I've never really understood what I'm supposed to be looking at. What's the point of the shot? In yours, I think high sun got it kicked as much as anything, that and it may not have been the same guy who screened R. Flannary's.


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Old 09-16-2006, 12:40 AM   #3
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I think the screener is right. He was probably in agreement with your motive, therefore the shot should have been taken from a higher angle to get the better quality "Coke" sign overtop of the locomotive.
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Didn't have room in my suitcase for a ladder on that trip!

Yet another example of why a short three step ladder is a railfan's best friend!

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Or it could be that you don't have a good view of the nose like the two examples you posted, but I could be wrong, maybe it had everything to do with the coke signs not being in full view... I do like the concept though, it makes me laught (maybe it's the caption)
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How about a little animation so the sign "pops up" from behind the locomotive? Aww, but then we're back to pop-ups.
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The screener could have been drinking a Pepsi at the time, too!


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The screener could have been drinking a Pepsi at the time, too!


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Whats missing is the driver purchasing said bottle of Pepsi.
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Maybe he's inside the store, getting a coke to go!
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I don't normally appeal rejected shots, either reworking it for re-submission, or just putting it into my "personal collection" folder, but there really wasn't anyway to rework this one, so I appealed it. Thanks to the screener that gave it a second look.
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