Old 07-09-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Getting the Runaround...

So first I was having issues with the leveling of this shot and once I got that fixed, the next rejection was Bad Cropping:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...93&key=2192958

Then I cropped some of the sky out and then I get BC and Poor Comp.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...06&key=7122008

I really like the shot, but I hate that I'm getting the runaround with it....
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:45 AM   #2
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Not a fan of the bits and pieces of branches on the right, and sometimes bad cropping is for stuff like that. I would include a bit more on the right, to better establish the foundation for those twigs, just a bit more heft, not entire trees.

Of course, not a fan of the sun hiding behind a cloud. But heritage, and especially multiple-unit heritage leaving spencer, will probably get you over that particular hump.

Composition/balance, probably still too centered horizontally, no advice there.

PS: your definition of runaround starts at only two ????
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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PS: your definition of runaround starts at only two ????
No more like 8...
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Default Ok this is Ridiculous!

The first revenue run of NS 8025 (MON HERITAGE unit) since being painted in the MON scheme and 3 units from Spencer on one unit train... COMMON REALLY?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...78&key=1228172

I give up...
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AD, somehow you have been in a cave and have missed the wave of post-Spencer shots, ten of them, including, of course, your very own set of four of this very 50Z train!!!!!

Seriously, you should know better than to complain about this one.
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AD, somehow you have been in a cave and have missed the wave of post-Spencer shots...............
Na, he was at ground zero - I saw the photographic evidence.
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I am amazed you didn't get dinged for the branches "obstructing" the lead locomotive. I've had rejects for twigs "obstructing" the locomotive.

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It's about the heritage, not how many photos you feel needs to be on this site.
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AD, somehow you have been in a cave and have missed the wave of post-Spencer shots, ten of them, including, of course, your very own set of four of this very 50Z train!!!!!
What's the difference? I've seen sets of photos consecutively accepted of the same train taken seconds apart. Just because there are other photos of this train already on RP doesn't mean this particular photo should be rejected. There are over 500 photos of the NS OCS posted to RP, I'm thinking a 10th photo of 50Z isn't going to tilt the boat very much...

Anyway, the branches blocking 8025 ruin this one for me. I think the train is stretched too far throughout the frame and the bridge cuts the frame in half. There is only blue sky on the top half and dark water/ leaves on the bottom. Unfortunately, it appears the train came a little too late in the day to really make this a photo that would be accepted. The good news is it looks like you had an awesome chase of this train and came away with some really great photos.

I understand your frustrations with getting different rejects each time. They really should have just slapped a PEQ on this one and saved you the hassle.
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The main problem is why you put the lead unit so close to the right edge which WAY out of the ROT. (Rule Of Thirds) That is a Big RP no-no. I see why you didn't want to have the bridge block the grey unit. That's good. Letting it get so close to right edge is not.

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What's the difference? I've seen sets of photos consecutively accepted of the same train taken seconds apart. Just because there are other photos of this train already on RP doesn't mean this particular photo should be rejected. There are over 500 photos of the NS OCS posted to RP, I'm thinking a 10th photo of 50Z isn't going to tilt the boat very much...
I apologize for failing to spell it out. The most recent rejection is for cloudy/common. My point is that a post-Spencer 50Z shot is common enough not to overcome the light.

Actually, I think it is surprisingly bad, particularly given Ant is an experienced RP-er, hence my surprise that he is arguing. Given no one else has mentioned the light, maybe I have a minority view.
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