Old 01-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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Meet of Metrolink Train 604 and the BNSF WATBAR

Photo ID 1110943 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Horizon Unlevel: Try leveling the image in your photo editing software.
- Oversharpened

Meet of SCAX 667 and the BNSF WATBAR at Highland

Photo ID 1110944 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
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Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Horizon Unlevel: Try leveling the image in your photo editing software.

SCAX 655 at Fullerton

Photo ID 1110945 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: None

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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Photo ID 1110947 was rejected from the database.
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- Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation.

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Well, I can't comment on the subject of the thread, the first two, I find the ballast especially well on the crispy side. The final one, the sky does seem oversaturated, especaily for low altitude. I have no particular comments on unlevel.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:11 AM   #4
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- Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish.

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Maybe they want that antenna way to the right to be at 90 vrs your 89.99 degrees.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:33 AM   #5
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"Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation"

Looks decent to me. I don't know what to tell ya, I get that rejection too ..... A lot
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I'm feeling your pain tonight, HG! Not even going to bother sharing. Don't have the strength.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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Photo ID 1110945 was rejected from the database.
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- Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish.

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I can't believe you actually submitted that. When I saw it on fb, I thought it was just a joke photo.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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Next time, ask the pigeon to move down to a spot where the track has a date stamp on it and to turn more to the camera.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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Looks like the majority of the rejections are valid in my eyes (especially the unlevel ones)

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:55 PM   #10
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You composed the avian shot all wrong. I don't know what your creative intentions were, but it's just not suitable material for this site. It's too edgy, too anti-establishment. If you had framed it so the bird was coming into the frame, I'm sure that they would gladly accept it as a patriotic rendering of the American dream.
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You composed the avian shot all wrong. I don't know what your creative intentions were, but it's just not suitable material for this site. It's too edgy, too anti-establishment. If you had framed it so the bird was coming into the frame, I'm sure that they would gladly accept it as a patriotic rendering of the American dream.
You know, as I started reading your comment my eyes started to roll and I sort of had the WTF feeling, then I continued on and a hearty guffaw ensued.

Well done Sir!



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Photo ID 1111219 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Too Much Noise/Grain: Noise is the digital equivalent of grain.




Photo ID 1111220 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Oversharpened




Photo ID 421471 was accepted to the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C

Image © EL ROCO Photography
PhotoID: 421471
Photograph © EL ROCO Photography



Photo ID 1111224 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F59PH

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- Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates the cropping of the image.

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Photo ID 1111242 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Composition/Balance: The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image.


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I can't believe you actually submitted that. When I saw it on fb, I thought it was just a joke photo.
No joke.

I am always trying to get this site to move out of the well beaten tracks of the wedgie - mostly because I don't enjoy looking at them, and they are not that challenging to take.

Case in point, the hub shot had over 600 views on the first day it was up and was 1st runner up for the top 4 of 24.

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While yesterdays submission will be lucky if it breaks 250 for the day.

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It appears to me that the number of daily followers on this site is off by at least 400 per day, since one can get in the top 2 for 24 with a mere 600-800 views.

Before, one would need well over 1000 to breath that rarefied air.
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You composed the avian shot all wrong. I don't know what your creative intentions were, but it's just not suitable material for this site. It's too edgy, too anti-establishment. If you had framed it so the bird was coming into the frame, I'm sure that they would gladly accept it as a patriotic rendering of the American dream.
First time in my life I've heard of the word "avian," let alone used to refer to a bird.

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No joke.

I am always trying to get this site to move out of the well beaten tracks of the wedgie - mostly because I don't enjoy looking at them, and they are not that challenging to take.
Well at least do it with a shot that isn't a joke photo!
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659, the number of the IATSE Local I joined in 1977, is the number of one of these engines.

And a damn fugly one it is!

Someone give me an E or F or a PA!
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Those Metrolink cab cars are as ugly as homemade sin. That alone should get a rejection. Take a close up of a piss ant walking across the rails or something like that instead...
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Those Metrolink cab cars are as ugly as homemade sin. That alone should get a rejection. Take a close up of a piss ant walking across the rails or something like that instead...
They rejected this too.

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Next time, ask the pigeon to move down to a spot where the track has a date stamp on it and to turn more to the camera.

You mean like this, Joe?




In honor of Billy Bob's pigeon rejection, I think I'll submit this.

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:37 PM   #19
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Photo ID 1111219 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Too Much Noise/Grain: Noise is the digital equivalent of grain.




Photo ID 1111220 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F59PHI

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Oversharpened




Photo ID 421471 was accepted to the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C

Image © EL ROCO Photography
PhotoID: 421471
Photograph © EL ROCO Photography


Maybe its me, but the over sharpened one looks perfectly sharp, about the noise/grain reject, I see a little noise on the wheel sets of the tank cars, but I don't see how its excessive.
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Next time, ask the pigeon to move down to a spot where the track has a date stamp on it and to turn more to the camera.

I started a thread called Pigeon bias on 6-11 from my Pigeon inspector PEQ
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Last night's submissions - 5 submitted, 5 rejected.


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Photo ID 1111486 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
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- Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation.
- Bad Contrast: The image suffers from either too much or too little contrast.




Photo ID 1111488 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: MPI MP36PH-3C

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Composition/Balance: The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image.





Photo ID 1111492 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metrolink
Locomotive: EMD F59PH

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates the cropping of the image.





Photo ID 1111497 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)

Reason(s) for Rejection:

- Composition/Balance: The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image.



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Seems legit.
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They rejected this too.

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Bad cropping, I bet!

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Well, we have now got all the points possible on our first set of throws, so now that we have gone full circle, it is time to go get our darts off the board and try again.

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