Old 10-05-2006, 04:25 AM   #1
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What do you think of the rejection reason? is it something worth disputing?
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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I'd probably let it go. The train needs to be more silhouetted (i.e. completely dark with no UP or engine detail discernible) for this type of shot. Also, the sun is too dead center and it way too bright and distracting for the shot. Plus the entire shot feels like it's leaning to the right...
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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It can't hurt. Depending on who you get, some of the more artistic stuff slides by, while others do not. It has been my experience that some screeners are more inclined to use the techincal aspect of a photograph in judging on what goes in, rather than the content or theme. (Just my observation).

I personally think it looks good. However, if you view my post below, the Cajon scene does not pass the technical muster, but the subject is good (from what I have been told).
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I'd say let it go, and try again. The sun's just in the wrong place. Whenever I try to look at the photograph, the sun's always distracting me, due to its brightness.
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I'd say let it go too.I canot see any details in the train as the whole left side of the pic is dark.The best detailed thing in the pic is the signal.Also the shot need to be leveled to the left about 1degree.
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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The shot is leaning to the right a little which could be easily fixed of course. Like some others have said, the sun is a sort spot in the picture. I like the idea and I think it almost works. But these shots are hard to get just right.


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Old 10-05-2006, 11:41 PM   #7
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What about any of these other two options?

The only thing I did to these two were resize.. would they be rpn quality?
or am I kicking a dead horse here?
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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I like the shot, but then again, I like back light!

Correct the tilt to the right, get rid of the little purple spot below the sun and get rid of the small ghost flare in the sky above the sun. You might want to lighten that little patch of foliage in the foreground to provide some more interest.

I think its a neat shot and deserves another try. Maybe you'll get a different screener this time.

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Old 10-06-2006, 01:04 PM   #9
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I also think you should give this shot another go. As you can see I cropped it a little more tighter then Michael's version in an attempt to centre every thing a little more evenly. I also lightened the image and boosted the contrast up and increased the saturation to bring the color of the sky out.

On a technical note the image appears to be over sharpened as evident by the halo around the signal.

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What about any of these other two options?
http://www.railpictures.net/forums/a...tachmentid=981

This one I found to be very moody but still may not be RP material, the other one no.

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Old 10-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #10
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I like Christine's crop. I left mine full sized, as I liked the clouds on the left, but that did leave a lot of dark foreground. If the detail is there in the original shot, you can bring out that sunny patch, but otherwise, I'd go with Christine's version. If RP doesn't like that one, I guess it's back to sunny wedgies for all of us!

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