Old 04-12-2011, 07:40 PM   #1
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I got the dreaded PEQ on an image that I figured had a fairly decent chance of being accepted. An unusually sharp pace for ISO 12,800 and I liked the composition. Thoughts?

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'm fond of the composition and image as a whole but the thing that gets me is the pillar, or whatever that is, obstructing the CSX logo. If it was a clean shot of the engine I think you'd have gotten it on.

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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The pillars are a killar in my book.

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I agree that the pillars are a killer as they add to much filler.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #5
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The shot is a thriller, but the pillars are a killer as they add too much filler.

But - I'm guessing you got the PEQ due to your caption. Even though you were not the driver, there is danger associated with the capture of the image. Were it mine, I might adjust my caption and resubmit, but seeing this one again might put your relationship with the Chrisses in the chiller.

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Give me 10 minutes in Adobe CS5 and I'll request that this thread is removed.

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
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The shot is a thriller, but the pillars are a killer as they add too much filler.
Between the four of us, we came up one reasonably decent response!
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Of course, pillars aren't always killers on shots. Look on the front page!

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though I do think the two shots are apples to oranges.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #9
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Give me 10 minutes in Adobe CS5 and I'll request that this thread is removed.
What thread? Let's see those PS skills.

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Of course, pillars aren't always killers on shots. Look on the front page!

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though I do think the two shots are apples to oranges.

That's a great shot... a complete "D'oh" for me... my one time shooting that railroad I had some horrible film in the camera (proabably Kodak Gold 800).

That roll is one of a few that I have that look like a Seurat when scanned. If I try to reduce the grain, I get a blurry water color.
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I am not bothered by the pillars, but the rear view mirror is distracting.

I keep looking for the train in the mirror.

Clone out the mirror and crop in on the train.
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I am not bothered by the pillars, but the rear view mirror is distracting.
I'm sorry, HG. But your response does not rhyme. Try again.
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I'm sorry, HG. But your response does not rhyme. Try again.
Would you, could you, in the rain?

Would you, could you, on a train?
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Not on a train! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Sam! Let me be!

I would not, could not, in a box.
I could not, would not, with a fox.
I will not eat them with a mouse.
I will not eat them in a house.
i will not eat them here or there.
I will not eat them anywhere.
I do not eat green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am.
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The shot is a thriller, but the pillars are a killer as they add too much filler.
Joe Tiller agrees.

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In this case the RVM kills it for me as it draws ones eye from the main theme more then the pillar for me. So I give it a bad cropping over PEQ, May try that Chase.
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Is this a joke? It has to be, as Chase Gunnoe does not get pictures rejected...
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #18
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Chase, you submitted that photo 11 days too late.
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