Old 04-15-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Rejected on appeal..Any advice?

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Old 04-15-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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What was it rejected for? It looks like a pretty good picture if you ask me.
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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Maybe crop some on the right handside of photo.

Was it rejected for a bad crop or for being too soft?

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Old 04-16-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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It indeed was a cropping reject. We'lll have another go. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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My guess would be "backlit." Try upping the saturation a touch.
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:22 AM   #6
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=114717

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Personally I don't see anything at all wrong with it that should get it rejected. You might have pulled back a bit and shown more of the cars on down the track. I'm a scenery person and like to see at least a little od the surrounding countryside, otherwise, why move from location to location to shoot our pictures. All this super tight cropping gives us is a bunch of glorified roater shots. Just MHO.
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:44 AM   #7
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You might have pulled back a bit and shown more of the cars on down the track. I'm a scenery person and like to see at least a little od the surrounding countryside, otherwise, why move from location to location to shoot our pictures. All this super tight cropping gives us is a bunch of glorified roater shots.
Great advice, Robby

We all know what a SD40 looks like coming down the tracks....show us some scenery!
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:57 PM   #8
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Chris Starnes wrote,
"We all know what a SD40 looks like coming down the tracks....show us some scenery!"

I'm glad to see this comment Chris. There have been a bunch forum threads regarding photos rejected for not being cropped in close on the loco/train. It seemed that unless you were lucky enough to shoot some really exciting scenic area, the loco was all the screeners wanted to see. Your comment would seem like a welcome shift in policy IMHO. I would enjoy seeing more photos that show where and what trains do.

And, I like Dave's shot. More train might have been nice, but it is a good shot just the same.
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I say thats a pretty kick ass shot. In my humble opinion, there isnt any problem. Perhaps a little off the right side wouldnt hurt...
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:26 AM   #10
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It was re-cropped to show more of the train and was accepted...
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=101969

Ah, yes. Much better.

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Old 04-17-2005, 01:28 PM   #12
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Great shot Dave!
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:46 PM   #13
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Glad they took it . . . because I had no idea what to do to improve it. One would suppose that those screeners are a fickle lot.
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:27 AM   #14
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Tweaked it and was accepted. Spring in Southern Ontario does not offer much in the way of scenery, but I'm also pleased to see Chris Starnes comments. I accept the challenge.

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Old 04-19-2005, 07:29 PM   #15
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I really think that re-crop added a lot to the photo. Nice shot!
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