Old 08-19-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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This photo was rejected for being too dark. I've seen others taken from the same that are darker. Should I appeal or take it like a man and let it go?

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Old 08-19-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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Welcome bcpouffe to the forums.
The link is wrong and here is the correction
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=279957
The shot really suffer from poor lighting also its backlit.I mean that it was caught from the dark side of the train.Can you show us the pics that you saw as the same and darker?If i were you i would let it go and try again from the other side and more earlier if possible.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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That is all correct. Unfortunately it is too dark to get accepted here. Now if there is a different angle or time of day where you can get direct light on it then go for it and try again, but if its completely blocked by trees like in that photo, then there isn't much you can do. Sorry,

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Old 08-19-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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No need to protest...it's just far too backlit...
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:39 AM   #5
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Agreed, the submitted shot suffers from poor lighting. You can fiddle with it a bit but I don't think its salvageable for inclusion here.

Another thing to keep in mind is cropping, the image has a lot of dead space either side of the loco. I tried it has a vertical (see attached image) which I think helped in giving the image a bit of impact but again the lighting is still the problem. I also tweaked the contrast and colour to give it a bit of life.

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i would not bother resubmitting. while i like the angle the problem with the shot is that there is no direct light on the train. you are also on the side of the train that would is facing away from the sun. had there been direct light on it this would have affcted it much more.

Overall i enjoyed the photo just cause it has a real "back east" look to it. I'm from CA but go back to PA or near by there every year to visit family. With trees on each side like that it could be tricky to get gook lighting on the train, but keep trying cause i think the end results will be pritty awesome

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for all of your feedback. Reading the replies has helped me understand why the photo was rejected and will help me get better photos in the future.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:47 AM   #8
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Very rarely are appealed photos accepted on here. I would wait for a photo that def. would not be rejected.
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Very rarely are appealed photos accepted on here. I would wait for a photo that def. would not be rejected.
That's pretty inaccurate. I'd say that I accept 1 out of every 3 or 4 appeals.
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Very rarely are appealed photos accepted on here. I would wait for a photo that def. would not be rejected.
Yeah, I'm in the mid-90% range on my appeals...are you speaking from experience or hearsay?
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This is hearing from people. I have only submitted a couple of photos. I have heard people who have told me every photo they have ever submitted has been rejected and also on appeals. I guess they were exaggerating. Every photo I have appealed has been rejected, but the screener did a very good job of explaining his reason for so and again I have only submitted maybe 4 photos. I think some people just have a hard time explaining what they were trying to accomplish in the photo to the screener or simply the photo is bad and nothing will help it.
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:11 PM   #12
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This is hearing from people. I have only submitted a couple of photos. I have heard people who have told me every photo they have ever submitted has been rejected and also on appeals. I guess they were exaggerating.
There's alot of bad and negative talk about this site around the internet by people who are jaded for one reason or another, and those folks tend to go out on other railfan forums and spew this negative, biased, and false view.

Hope you find that all the negative things you heard about this site is hogwash now that you're here. I think you'll find the comparison of what you heard and what you see now that you're here will be night and day...
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Very rarely are appealed photos accepted on here. I would wait for a photo that def. would not be rejected.
It depends on what you appeal and how you phrase your objection. I am sure a lot of the folks who go elsewhere to whine about the standards here appeal valid rejections.

This one got "bad motive"
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I appealed it, its in. Like Ween, my successful appeals are up because I am more discerning in what I appeal.
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