Old 07-11-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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I took this in Bakersfield during the CS Tehachapi Detour.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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No, not worth an appeal. The shot looks soft and blurry. The colors are too subdued. It frankly looks like you took it out of the camera, resized it and uploaded it without doing any post processing whatsoever. I do see some high sun, but to me the bigger issue right nowis the lack of post processing. After some sharpening and color balance, take another look at it and see if maybe it's worth another upload. It's kinda an interesting shot with the people in it and the second train over there. Is it RP material? Still too soon to tell, although clearly it needs work first.


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Also needs leveling (clockwise).
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I went back and did some post processing on it. I do think it looks better. I def rushed the first one and didn't do enough editing.

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Much better, Greg. Might could use a tad more brightness. I hate that the high sun is going to playhell with you on this one.


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Much better, Greg. I hate that the high sun is going to playhell with you on this one.
Agree. Take a look at the shadows of the people...they're shorter than the people are tall. As a technique, I use that as a gauge to determine whether the sun is too high or not.
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Yeah, I know that it is high sun, I was just hoping the fact I took it during the CS Tehachapi detour might over ride that.

If not, oh well, I tried
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IF you look at the shadows you will notice they are not under the subjects but in fact do point towards the observers and engines. This appears to be a well lit photo with nice color and contrast.

Do we banish all photos taken in the Summer between 10 and 2?

As for the photo itself - I might state the significance of the event. The photo does not necessarily have any superb qualities that make it jump, but it is none the less, pleasing to view. If anything, I'd have expected (or in my world), objected perhaps only for "foreground clutter" as the videographer is blocking the second engine.

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I went back and did some post processing on it. I do think it looks better. I def rushed the first one and didn't do enough editing.

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Every time I see the nose of a P42 shot from that angle, it reminds me of an earless goat:

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I know the exact two reasons for rejection:

1) Toad Clark, Webmaster of Trainorders.com is in it.

2) My road foreman is in it, way back in the salmon. What a dick...

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Appeal denied. Oh well.

I got one in from the return home trip so I'll call it even.

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