Old 10-15-2005, 11:17 PM   #1
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Hi,

It has been brought to my attention thatmany pics have been rejected due to atmospheric conditions.

This is a problem in the U.K as we are affected by Several Climates at once, and thus makes the weather unstable. This means clouds willc ome quickly, and can cause Rain at a moments notice.

Sun is also a problem; we suffer from very Short Days in Winter and spring, and very long days in Summer & early Autumn, this makes Lighting Dificult to get right for us.


Another thing is style; we prefer 'different' locations, while you Yanks stay in the 'Gallery', most brits position themselves in Odd places, to get that one picture, hence why British Shots look 'odd' to the Americans.

All in all, we act differently, but out weather also acts differently, remember this, Reveiwers and sanppers.
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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most brits position themselves in Odd places, to get that one picture, hence why British Shots look 'odd' to the Americans.
You sure it's that and not the locomotive styling?
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:12 AM   #3
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You sure it's that and not the locomotive styling?
Bwa ha ha ha ha!!! I was thinking the same thing; the locomotives look weird to my Yank eyes.

Keep in mind as well that alot of locations in the colonies, sorry, states, suffer from overcast conditions on a regular basis and those photographers still have to abide by the current set of rules...
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:31 AM   #4
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Try looking at Australian locos!
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:59 AM   #5
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Old 10-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #6
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Hi,

It has been brought to my attention that many pics have been rejected due to atmospheric conditions.

This is a problem in the U.K as we are affected by Several Climates at once, and thus makes the weather unstable.
We have our share of clouds and unstable weather here in the US as well.
The type of photo you choose to take in these conditions will determine if it's accepted here. If you decide to stand on the London station platform in the rain, shoot every train that goes by and submit them all, it's likely that none will be accepted.
If you go out on a cloudy day, but photograph trains in scenic locations and take some extra care when processing the photos, your chance of acceptance goes way up.
For an example of this. I'd like to suggest that you view the work of Richard W. Jones. He's made an art out of photographing trains in the "unstable" UK weather. As a result, he has very few rejections and I look forward to seeing his images submitted here.
Here's a cloudy shot that I was honored to accept today:
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Paul,

The only reason I even bother checking this site any more is for the British shots. It's a shame someone doesn't make a ukrailpictures.net, that way we wouldn't have to waste time on the boring stuff. Not to mention that British photographers, in general, are the best. Not sure why that is, but it's true for all photography, not just railway photos...

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British photographers, in general, are the best. Not sure why that is, but it's true for all photography, not just railway photos...
Isn't this a bit presumptious?
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Isn't this a bit presumptious?
Your read my mind.

I can't believe you would say something like that at this board. That probably wasn't a good idea.
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Not to mention that British photographers, in general, are the best. Not sure why that is, but it's true for all photography, not just railway photos...
Explain Ansel Adams or Richard Steinheimer....
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Explain Ansel Adams or Richard Steinheimer....
Sorry, I posted my message for the benefit of the British contributors, to encourage them to contribute more to this site, not to start a flame war. A little ego boost for those guys, if you will. I know they have to battle poor weather a lot, so was trying to give them a little cheer. However, I'm not going to get drawn in any further than that. This is my only reply to this thread, I don't have time for arguments or worthless message exchanges.

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This is my only reply to this thread, I don't have time for arguments or worthless message exchanges.
I don't understand why but you completely contradicted yourself.
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You sure it's that and not the locomotive styling?


And Im with NickHP, we need to encourage more forigen stuff. I get excited when going through my daily review to see all the new non-North American stuff. I know British stuff may look like..well crap [by my Yankee standards], but you can only see a Dash 9 so many differnet ways before you need to shoot something.

Dont worry Paul, I live in the Pacific Northwest. We're famious for our "endless rain" and slate gray coulds. [HEY GUYS, were not all rain here in WA, we do have some sun.] Here on railpics, they will descriminate against us cloudy folk. You'll get plenty of rejections based on those damn clouds. Course, you guys have fog, which can look pretty wicked sweet, but dont let my rainy weather spirt dampen you [har har har].

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