Old 12-24-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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Hi, I am new to the forums, I hope this is the correct place to put this post. If not, please tell me where to put it, thanks and hello. I have been submitting photos for a year now, and only 2 have been accepted, and I think they are wrong about this one. So can you tell me?

Does this photo really have poor lighting?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=196816
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:15 AM   #2
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It looks like the sun was being filtered by some clouds, which can mess up the lighting on a photo. The fence is also a bit distracting. I wouldn't worry about this one because you can catch BNSF Dash 9's any day.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:22 AM   #3
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It looks like the sun was being filtered by some clouds, which can mess up the lighting on a photo. The fence is also a bit distracting. I wouldn't worry about this one because you can catch BNSF Dash 9's any day.

but the thing is that those arent clouds, it was a crystal blue day today.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:41 AM   #4
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Must we go through this every time?...

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Does this photo really have poor lighting?
Yes it does, as well as a few other things against it (Unlevel, foreground clutter, BNSF common power wedgie...like we really need more of those).

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but the thing is that those arent clouds, it was a crystal blue day today.
That's the dullest crystal blue day I've ever seen.
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:47 AM   #5
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I'd be surprised if this one was rejected only for poor lighting. The horizion is unlevel to the left by a hair and there's some foreground clutter on the trucks of the lead engine. As you get to the second and third units, there appears to be a loss of sharpness. This is not a shot I would get all upset over not getting into the database.


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You also write in the caption about a person crossing the tracks..... yet we don't actually see the person.


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Well can I see yoour photos, give me your railpicture names, and I will search them.
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A good spot in Naperville is either Callendar Curve (half a mile east of you.. http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=127700) or a bit west of the opposite end of the platform (http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=95028) I saw the same train in Westmont, mine didnt come out either. Let me know if your gonna be in the area.
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:45 AM   #9
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Just go to my last shot uploaded --

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=128039

and then you can click on Signature Digitale Photography to see my other shots.

Wedgie shots of "common power" are fine if they're technically accurate shots.


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Well I think Caleb hit the hail and the head. The shot is dull.

That is considered a roster shot of common power and the picture has to almost be perfect before being accepted.
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:53 AM   #11
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Yeah, the lighting is a tad on the poor side on this one, but the bigger concern would be the composition: the chain link fence (as mentioned previously) is a big distraction (even though you can see through it).

Don't sweat the rejection though, that seems to be a pretty busy place that sees lots of traffic so keep trying.

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Does this photo really have poor lighting?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=196816
It also appears to have a lot of tree shadows or something like that leading up the engines, even on some of the trailing units.
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I think the fence kills the shot. Or, maybe there are too many snow shots now, similar to common-angle, cloudy day pictures.
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I think the fence kills the shot. Or, maybe there are too many snow shots now, similar to common-angle, cloudy day pictures.

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