Old 04-27-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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Reason(s) for Rejection: - Front Coupled: Roster shots with front coupled locomotives are generally not accepted.


Why is the engine different from a car?

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Um . . . the thingies in the accepted pics don't seem to be locomotives?

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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The way it was composed, and the angle to the camera may have also been a factor.

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:05 AM   #4
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They should have all been rejected
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:49 AM   #5
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Front coupled locomotives are an absolute no at this site. There is no "front coupled" rule on cars that I am aware of.

Old railfanning rule (ironically, LocoPhotos does not have a front coupled rule though).
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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Wink That is sort of a "duh."

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Um . . . the thingies in the accepted pics don't seem to be locomotives?
Well, yes.....

But we are supposed to "think outside the box."

Or in my case, "I" don't see your box and therefore are not constrained by it.

The rule just seems arbitrary.

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The way it was composed, and the angle to the camera may have also been a factor.
Perhaps, but as you know, there is a rejection for that too.

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They should have all been rejected
First of all, I like you nikos1, you remind me of when I was 20 with your "fuck'em all, let God sort them later" attitude (sorry Joe, but the explicative was necessary).

But I like the "car" pictures and lets face it, when do you see a car leading, or all by it's lone some.

It just isn't practical to exclude coupled car photos.


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Front coupled locomotives are an absolute no at this site.
I know, and I ask "WHY?"

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Old railfanning rule (ironically, LocoPhotos does not have a front coupled rule though).
Come on Charles, I thought we were in this together....

You know, our march through life with the sole purpose to kick the crap out of the convention(s) and rules established by our parents and their parents.


Anyway, I just think the rule, if it is a rule is B.S and makes no sense.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #7
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They should have all been rejected
All of my yes. I saw that YN3B car and nearly cried.
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First of all, I like you nikos1, you remind me of when I was 20 with your "fuck'em all, let God sort them later" attitude (sorry Joe, but the explicative was necessary).

But I like the "car" pictures and lets face it, when do you see a car leading, or all by it's lone some.
I'll take that as a compliment lol. You may be thinking outside the RP box but now your in the RRPA box....
I'm not against all freightcar or front coupled shots but all of these are pretty mundane subjects. The DRGW hopper should have been rejected for cloudy and underexposed too. I think you just need to make a trip East to get your power fix
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Come on Charles, I thought we were in this together....

You know, our march through life with the sole purpose to kick the crap out of the convention(s) and rules established by our parents and their parents.


Anyway, I just think the rule, if it is a rule is B.S and makes no sense.
I just report - you decide.

Holy crap - did those words come out of this Prius driver's mouth?
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All of my yes. I saw that YN3B car and nearly cried.
Yuk, yuk, yuk.

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Personally none of them work for me. I'm not a railcar guy, what is unique about those railcars? The railcar photos have the correct angle to the camera though for that type of shot. I think your locomotive photo has great color and exposure is just at the wrong angle and feels awkward. Also, nothing unique about that unit. In my neck of the woods they are running complete SP patch consists. Really cool.

Back to railcar roster shots, railcars don't have a front or back so they don't look awkward in a photo when coupled at either end. Even a caboose can look awkward when front and rear coupled. I also want to see creative photos railcar photos, old logos, heralds, cool tags, monikers, or art.

If I shot railcars.........

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I agree with Travis, I rather not see roster shots of railcars. If I wanted to go look up railcars, I would go to railcarphotos.net If I wanted to shoot rail cars, I rather look for something different or unique that gives the subject a little more flavor to the image so to speak.

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Now with the UP Caboose shot, you can't retake this shot again because someone bought the caboose not too long ago and is in someone's backyard.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #13
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See, there are such items in the DB.

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..... I think your locomotive photo has great color and exposure is just at the wrong angle and feels awkward.
Agreed, it was not really the shot I was after, just one I took.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
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Front coupled?

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See, there are such items in the DB.
There are lots of LHF shots in the database.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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Front coupled?

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See, there are such items in the DB.
For every rule you can find examples where it has been broken - no question... but that shot was really a side shot, while yours was a wedgie (not that it matters all that much - we're picking fleas off the nits here, but still).
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #16
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I think screeners will bend the rules on something rare.

In my newbie opinion (If it matters lol)

Patched SP unit: I see those almost every time I spend a day out. Good shot, but the accepted shot was great and probably knocked it this shot in to the you could do better bracket.

A good piece of Rio Grande rolling stock: I've seen only 2 or 3 ever. I would have accepted after some adjustment.

New logo coil car: I see these all the damn time. Sometimes dozens at once. Why is this on here?
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