Old 06-26-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Bad Angle (???)

First time it was legitimately rejected for being unlevel:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...40&key=9439503

But then Bad Angle???

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...60&key=5951908

I tried appealing but that got turned down overnight.

Any thoughts? I thought it was kind of unique how I have three trains placed here all on different lines.

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:26 PM   #2
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That is a case of a lazy screener not giving it all the accurate reject reasons on the first time, a real pet peave of mine. I think it's accurate, the main subject is going away and they dont like that typically
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Either that, or the first screener was alright with it other than the leveling, then the next screener nailed it for the 'going away.'

I was trying to go with the yard type of scene with this one. I figured the autorack train holistically was a central subject for the yard scene, not just the engines. If it was coming the other way it probably would have been a whole different shot.

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^ the mostly obstructed GP40-2 doesnt help your case either, anyway I dont think i will get on
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Had the CSX unit been fully visible and the CN train also still shown, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Otherwise, Troy is right in what he said.
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Under what circumstances will they consider a "going away shot" not a bad angle?
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I think the "bad angle" in this shot applies to the obscured engine on the left, not the train on the right. Perhaps foreground obstruction would have been more suitable. When I look at this shot, the left side is jarring.

But getting to JMC's question, a basic wedgie shot with the train going away, say this picture without the engine on the left, doesn't get in. Make the composition more interesting in some way, and it may. I think that, for RP purposes, a going away angle is always a significant detriment, albeit one which may be sometimes overcome by other aspects of the shot. Just like overcast is always a significant detriment but can be sometimes overcome.
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Lots of reasons we will never know. Probably more than most of us would speculate on in a public forum, but you can read between the lines I am sure
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Probably more than most of us would speculate on in a public forum,
but then follows with

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but you can read between the lines I am sure
which makes one wonder just where can one find the lines in between which we are to read ???

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Glint shots...
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Feeling the Westbound Wind by El Roco Photography, on Flickr



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Troy,

I must say I am a fan of all three, but all of my attempts have none of the three

I definitely dig going away shots passing through or waiting at signals; it would seem to be an action shot that can only be done from the going away angle. Depending on the composition of the shot I would say it would be one of the most acceptable types of those shots.
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