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Old 04-26-2018, 03:56 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Joseph Cermak View Post
That's a brakestick, used by crew members for operating brakewheels on freight cars. Again, something set down by the crew during crew change, but it's part of work on the railroad so I didn't see an issue with it. It wasn't clear what the original foreground clutter rejection was for, the bags and brakestick or the pole on the stairs.
There's a way to incorporate the crews and their equipment into a photo in a way that's not distracting.

You can argue that the poles that you did remove from the photo are part of the railroad(ing) as well. Just as you didn't find them appeasing to your shot, the bags and the brakestick detract from the photo as well. I'd bet that the screeners rejected the image for the bag. It truly doesn't belong unless you had a railroader carrying them or something.
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