Old 03-23-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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I have a feeling the screener was looking at the design of the car and assumed the car was going forward from the front instead of forward from the rear. The car is coming toward the camera.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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I have no suggestions. I think it belongs in the DB.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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The rejection reads: "Reason(s) for Rejection:
- Bad Angle: The angle from which the image was composed is poor. This can include extreme angles below or above the subject, uninteresting angles on roster shots, and images in which the train is going away from the viewer."

I wonder if it's more this than anything. The thing that bothers me most is that the trailing track is cut off as is the road. The road is basically a patch of grey sticking out from the bottom of the frame. Good job on the pan, but that's about the only interesting thing about it.
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I hate when PC's get rejected.

It's an amazing (and amazingly difficult) shot - it is anything but an "uninteresting angle on a "roster shot"". Please send me the bookmark to the site you post next.

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This is stupid....I hope the screener just hit the wrong button. Not sure how exactly you are supposed to keep the track going back to infinity in a pan shot, or how that would even be desirable.
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I wonder if it's more this than anything. The thing that bothers me most is that the trailing track is cut off as is the road. The road is basically a patch of grey sticking out from the bottom of the frame. Good job on the pan, but that's about the only interesting thing about it.
Psst..... I just heard it through the grape-forum; Mr. Joseph Hinton was a guest screener when this picture was submitted.

I like the shot too. I might have to try that this Friday in Strasburg when the LS&O Motor Car is running. @Mitch: Where is a good spot for a pan with the rails going to infinity?
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I am guessing that the screener does not care for pans that fall in the gap between regular side pans and nose-on zoom pans. Perhaps because of the uneven background blurring between the left and right sides. I am fine with it but reasonable people can disagree.
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That would seem to fall into line here, then.

It's not whether or a not a photo is good, creative or technically well captured, but rather whether photos fit the individual tastes of a screener. In other words, if a screener doesn't like B&W, or maybe doesn't have a preference for steam, abstract, leasers or buildings, it's all fair game for a rejection.

That could help explain why crap gets in and great stuff sometimes does not.

Evan - do you have a similar pan of a heritage unit?

Clarity.

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Evan - do you have a similar pan of a heritage unit?
I very well might.
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Evan - do you have a similar pan of a heritage unit?

Clarity.

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More screener consistency...

That's a bad rejection
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Yeah, appeal that please
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Yeah, appeal that please
I've always wondered what happens when a screener sees a shot he rejected later show up in the database un-edited. Is it like "Son of a bitch! - It's war now".

'Course, that should never be the case... it should either meet stated standards or not. Unless instead, it is more about preferences and personal biases.

Good luck should you elect to appeal vs keeping it in your own personal collection (AKA: FLICKR, SmugMug, FB, Zenfolio, 500px, PBase, ect...)

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Weren't there two screeners who mysteriously vanished? Mitch, you may have solved the mystery.

It was revenge murder.
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Weren't there two screeners who mysteriously vanished? Mitch, you may have solved the mystery.

I meant screener to patron. For the longest time I had good fortune with my appeals. Then, not so much. I think I went rather suddenly from about 80% to 5% accepted appeals. 'Course, it could just be that my photography is simply getting much worse.

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I went for the appeal route and no surprise I lost.
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I meant screener to patron. For the longest time I had good fortune with my appeals. Then, not so much. I think I went rather suddenly from about 80% to 5% accepted appeals. 'Course, it could just be that my photography is simply getting much worse.

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I wouldn't take it personally. My appeal to win ratio used to be much higher too. Eiether we both got worse or they are not being as liberal with allowing appeals in.
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I went for the appeal route and no surprise I lost.
I just don't get it and am frustrated for you. Maybe J and Joe were right and the rest of us are all missing something.
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I went for the appeal route and no surprise I lost.
Well clearly admin knows what's best for the site despite what would be implied otherwise in this thread. That's a damn shame - that was one of my favorite Doodlebug shots and a top W&W shot. I'll look for it in next year's W&W brochure.

One of the things I really liked about RP early on was it was the site for the best railroad photos on the net. Now, it's just one of the sites - send me that bookmark, please.

Sadly the site seems content in it's spiral "indecline".

Speaking of which, anyone have a link to "indecline's" current photos?
Maybe we need to set up a new Forum thread: "Gallery: Where are they now?" complete with links.

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Well the way to get all the shots you like on so that your RP colleagues can see them is to post them here in the forum using the attachment feature. Wala... Problem solved! We can even start a new thread for ROTW's and put the best of the rejects in there!
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I went for the appeal route and no surprise I lost.
Appealing on RP is one of the most futile experiences known to man in my experience.
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Speaking of which, anyone have a link to "indecline's" current photos?
Maybe we need to set up a new Forum thread: "Gallery: Where are they now?" complete with links.

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Indecline bailed on the RP circus wagon a few months ago.

He still posts on Facebook and I imagine he still browses the forum.

The screener for the last 24 hours seems to be the wedgie guy.

Most of the shots are all wedgies and anything artistic is punted.

And I don't upload on Wednesdays anymore.

Whomever screens then its just too restrictive.

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Indecline bailed on the RP circus wagon a few months ago.

He still posts on Facebook and I imagine he still browses the forum.

The screener for the last 24 hours seems to be the wedgie guy.

Most of the shots are all wedgies and anything artistic is punted.
Lots of rejects today. My image was #51 in the queue, and after being accepted it's #18 for the day. That's 33 rejections out of 50 images screened.

But anyway, there doesn't seem to be any more wedgies accepted today than any other day of the week. And what makes you think a bunch of artistic shots were rejected? Perhaps there just weren't that many submitted today.

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Indecline and Blair Koistra both left. Really a shame - two wonderful photographers with amazing stuff going back decades.
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