Old 09-17-2016, 03:45 AM   #1
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Back on the 10th, I got this picture of the one-of-a-kind UP 7912, the only flagless UP GEVO. I got the picture from the end of a public road, seconds after the train stopped at the terminal. It certainly helped that the end of the road was right up against the tracks. I see nothing wrong with this picture.
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:31 AM   #2
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I see nothing wrong with this picture.
Is this supposed to be a challenge?

It's not bad. Given how bland the top and bottom are, I would recrop from 4:3 to 3:2. The right edge needs work, there is a car fragment and some other stuff over there, might get a bad cropping rejection. Hard to say at this point whether at the time you should have included more on that side or whether you should crop this to less.

Challenge accepted!

I do see improved quality from previous efforts. Good light helps a lot.
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:54 PM   #3
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Needs some CW rotation.
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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I would really hesitate to call this perfect. While indeed this is better than previous efforts as JRMDC mentioned, the shadows on the train and the wires at left are not quite deal-breakers but certainly make the shot far from perfect, same with the stuff cut off on the right.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #5
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Not a perfect pic. A really boring pic in good light.
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:07 PM   #6
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Troy makes a critical point. The photo is technically okay even if as noted above not perfect. The bigger problem is it lacks interest. Why look at it? Unless you happen to be into looking for GEVO's without flags, which is probably not a wildly popular segment of our hobby. But the technical improvement is a big step in the right direction. But once you can get that part consistently right, you need to start thinking about composition and what might be interesting to a viewer other than yourself.
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Not perfect, but you're getting there. I'll echo the comments above. Work on your composition for future shots.
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:17 AM   #8
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I submitted the picture after adjusting the cropping, and it was rejected for bad composition. That came as a surprise to me, since I thought it was the standard wedgie angle. But perhaps I just got the ROT wrong with the cropping.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:42 AM   #9
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Whenever I see this rejection, I take a look at the current day's accepted offerings. As expected, I see maybe 7 or 8 vertically centered. Even a couple dead centered.
Maybe they just don't like you.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:35 AM   #10
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Go back to your original and when cropping this time take out more sky (and a bit more of the left frame). Leave the entire structure to the right (what you got of it).

Rotate also.

It's really a grab shot in good light, but good light is often the thing that makes a pic get on. Next time I would have stepped back, had my focal length zoomed in a touch more and would have captured the scene, not just the train.
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[quote=miningcamper1;189249
Maybe they just don't like you. [/QUOTE]



Hmm. A possibility. Send the photo to Baggy Dave and have him submit it for you.


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Old 10-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #12
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That's no good, everyone knows that two wrongs don't make a right!!
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