Old 04-26-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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I have been a member of this site for a few months now and am getting used to the rejections, however this one beats me.
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I cannot see what else there is I can do to make this a better shot. Mind you I do seem to get an awful lot of rejections recently after there was some difficulty with one picture which I loved and kept redoing to see if it would be accepted. It finally made it but was taken off after an hour because the screeners had mistakenly let it through! In that hour it had moved up four pages and I had a comment on a fine shot. Since then it has been a struggle.
For the offending picture go to:
http://www.baggiepix.co.uk/colo.jpg
I would dearly love some comments as to what I am doing wrong in the eyes of the screeners.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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One thing is see wrong with both photos is that they are unlevel. The other photo which you link to is backlit also. I am not sure you will be able to get the first in due the the foreground clutter also.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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The shot of the steam loco crossing the bridge would be tough to get in. It looks on the backlit side, and foreground clutter is evident. The bridge girders are tall, and it goes a little above the trucks of the train. Not a bad shot for showing to friends, but in terms of getting it accepted to RP, I think you can find a better shot.
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The first one is definitely unlevel, and I don't care for the cropping.

The second one suffers from being backlit, it looks oversharpened (looking at the birds in the sky, as well as the body of water), and it is also unlevel. It looks a bit like poor image quality as well.

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thank for these first two replies. I am glad that there are people out there who are prepared to give up some time to help out. Firstly the loco on the bridge is not backlit. I took it this afternoon and the sun was on my back. It is, believe it or not level, because I had to take it from the riverside you get an optical illusion. When I cropped I checked that the main girder bridge was horizontal and it was. Second picture is also level. If you look under the bridge over which the train is crossing you will see the Bridge of the Gods which crosses over the Columbia River. That is horizontal. It is simply where I stood to take the picture. Again many thanks for your time, I have been taking pictures for 51 years and still am learning. Best wishes to you both Dave
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That second one does appear unlevel to me. Look at the actual train. It appears that it's leaning to the left a bit.

My 0.2, I could be wrong.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:00 PM   #7
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Second picture is also level. If you look under the bridge over which the train is crossing you will see the Bridge of the Gods which crosses over the Columbia River. That is horizontal. It is simply where I stood to take the picture.
Where you stood to take the picture shouldn't make any difference with whether the water line is unlevel or not. If you look under the bridge, you will see that the water line is unlevel.

So, yes, the second picture IS unlevel.

It needs at least a 2 degree CW rotation.
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Many thanks Jim, correction made on your advice, help is greatly appreciated.Now I am getting somewhere. Dave
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Many thanks Jim, correction made on your advice, help is greatly appreciated.Now I am getting somewhere. Dave
When in doubt, use the water horizon line to level an image. Man-made structures aren't always perfect.
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