Old 05-06-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default reason for rejection?

it seems anyone who needs help with a rejection posts the reason for the photo's rejection. but i can't find the reason anywhere.

http://railpictures.net/viewreject.p...3484156f4d9762

that's the photo in question. if anyone could tell me where to find the rejection reason or ways to improve the photo, i'd appreciate it.

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Old 05-06-2005, 01:29 AM   #2
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The rejection reason is sent in an e-mail to the address you supplied when you registered your user i.d. at Railpictures.net.

Hope this helps.


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Old 05-06-2005, 01:57 AM   #3
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bad cropping.



i also got distracting shadows on this picture:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=121861

is there any way i can improve my photos in the future so i don't get the same rejection(shadows)?
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Old 05-06-2005, 02:53 AM   #4
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Shoot on the other side and crop in your shot, not on the computer. That is your saftey net. Not your creator of photos. The first one is a very nice shot btw . . . cept for things noted.
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The first photo you need to rotate 1 degree counter clockwise. That's some good power with an ES44AC and SD70ACe.

If you aren't receiving the emails, you may want to check your spam filter.
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is there any way i can improve my photos in the future so i don't get the same rejection(shadows)?
Not to be flippant, but don't shoot trains when the shadows fall on them...
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:57 AM   #7
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Not to be flippant, but don't shoot trains when the shadows fall on them...
sorry if it was a dumb question, and that makes sense now. but i just didn't notice enough at the time, seemed like a good shot.

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Old 05-06-2005, 05:16 AM   #8
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LOL, yes a good enough reason to go out. Buck Fever with trains. The blood rushes, pulse quickens, palm sweat some . . . then you push the button. If you could bottle that feeling and sell it, we would be rich.

I get it to. I suppose most do or they would not go out. You just have to set up rules for yourself and not get upset when you break them . . . and get a rejection. Or take the shot of your life . . . on common power. There is a lot more to go wrong, that to go right. Get mad if needed but, lol, get over it. Get back out on the morrow and do it again, and again till you don't shot on the shady side, till you learn to crop in camera, etc, etc, et al.

Your stuff looks good enough to me that I think you will be fine.


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Old 05-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #9
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Not to be flippant, but don't shoot trains when the shadows fall on them...
And if a rare train comes by and it just so happens that there are shadows everywhere, that means I shouldn't shoot it? Unless you're shooting slides and don't want to waste your money on rare power in some shadows, at least take ONE picture.
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Old 05-07-2005, 06:35 PM   #10
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Ween wrote,
"Not to be flippant, but don't shoot trains when the shadows fall on them..."

"Distracting shadows" is a rejection I feel should be used sparingly, but I also feel "bad cropping" is way over used too.

Shadow can be an integral part of the mood of a photo. I have taken photos in the shade because I like the effect. They don't make it here, but I am not inclined to think they are sub-standard photos. This photo was taken on a hot July day. The train was moving about 15 mph and had the effect of walking up a country dirt road in the shade. I think the photo captured the feeling.
http://wvrailfan.rrpicturearchives.n....aspx?id=55930

I'm not saying that a misplaced shadow can't hurt a shot, but they shouldn't be grounds for rejection so often.

Even more over used is the "bad cropping" catagory. Everyone can look at a photo and think to themselves, I would have moved in a bit or backed away some, its called second guessing. Not every photo is a grand vista or a close up roster shot, there is a whole world between the two. For the most part, cropping is subjective and the site should give a little more control over cropping to the photographer.

Just my two cents worth.
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I think I will call Capitol One . . . what's in your wallet?
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And if a rare train comes by and it just so happens that there are shadows everywhere, that means I shouldn't shoot it? Unless you're shooting slides and don't want to waste your money on rare power in some shadows, at least take ONE picture.
I didn't say anything of the sort nor imply it, Joe. You should know me better than that based on my previous postings (i.e. cloudy day shooting, etc). The question was asked, "How can I avoid getting photos rejected with shadows?" and the obvious answer is what I replied. It would be like, "How do I avoid getting rejections from blurry, out-of-focus shots?" Don't take blurry, out-of-focus shots...
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