Old 03-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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And here I thought I was going to be dinged for bad cropping. Ha!

It was a bad day for train pix, as I recall. Couldn't persuade the sun to move.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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Try uploading on a Friday or Tuesday?

Considering the nature of the subject (age, fallen flag, and the fact that the nose is in fact well lit), you would think it would follow others of a similar nature into the database.

If you have in your editing program a shadow fill feature, give that a shot. Selectively if possible - try to bring some light /exposure /detail to the side of the engine and specifically, the trucks.

Remember - posting on RP is like a coin toss. Despite what you believe your odds are based on past images accepted, each current upload always resets to a 50/50 shot at getting in. That's what we all love about RP.

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:32 PM   #3
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Well the reason is legit but its still a cool shot, any chance you took a vertical frame as the train was coming around the curve?
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Well the reason is legit...
Sure - for a Wednesday.

These were submitted Fri, Sat and Sunday respectively:

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For what it's worth, I like the shot. Despite it being backlit. Which, it is a legit rejection. But they break that rule all the time...
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Legit in a world where the screeners actually applied their own rules I should say. At this point the application of the rules are so arbitrary that they may as well stop screening all together.
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To be fair, that shot was accepted nearly 3.5 years ago. They weren't as picky "back then."
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Legit in a world where the screeners actually applied their own rules I should say.
Cue the cool movie voice guy....

"In a world, where the screeners actually applied their own rules..."

(feel free to finish that line)

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Cue the cool movie voice guy....

"In a world, where the screeners actually applied their own rules..."
I thought the same thing, btw, that guy died a year or so ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_LaFontaine
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Yeah, that was a bummer when I heard the news. There is another guy currently doing them that is nearly as good, but he'll never be a Don LaFontaine. The Geico ad that Don did was great.

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Cue the cool movie voice guy....

"In a world, where the screeners actually applied their own rules..."

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"... There was a small band of photographers who dared to break them. The Few ... The Fearless ... The REJECTS!!"

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To be fair, that shot was accepted nearly 3.5 years ago. They weren't as picky "back then."
And this was not accepted in 2011. Did it get better in 2014?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=467672&nseq=1

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And this was not accepted in 2011. Did it get better in 2014?

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Too bad that engine is now working at a landfill in Fostoria. Cool pic.
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Too bad that engine is now working at a landfill in Fostoria. Cool pic.
Explain, please.

That engine was "recently" painted and is part of the collection of the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, IL. Sometimes historical societies will lease an engine in return for funds, maintenance or a paint job which is a good deal for all parties involved. I have not heard anything about the IRM doing so, however.

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I think THIS is the engine you are thinking of.

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