Old 06-19-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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For some reason I don't get rejection e-mails from the staff. Could the assembled masses please tell me what they think the reason/s for this one being rejected is/are?

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Old 06-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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You might want to check your spam folder/filter, as the emails may have ended up there.

Firstly, it is cloudy; you probably won't get a shot accepted of the entrance of a tunnel during a cloudy day because the tunnel will be there next time there's a sunny day. And, if trains use the tunnel, it would definitely add to the photo to have a train in the shot.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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You might want to check your spam folder/filter, as the emails may have ended up there.

Firstly, it is cloudy; you probably won't get a shot accepted of the entrance of a tunnel during a cloudy day because the tunnel will be there next time there's a sunny day. And, if trains use the tunnel, it would definitely add to the photo to have a train in the shot.
Joe, thanks for the advise, but no on both counts. I check my spam folder twice a day and haven't seen any rejection e-mails.

It was bright and sunny the day I took the picture, but lots of trees and where the entrance of the tunel is make it look cloudy. Absolutely nothing I can do about that.
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Like Joe said, maybe trying to catch a train with the tunnel will increase the chances of it being accepted.

Also have you tried this shot in black and white?
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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You might not want to stand there when a train is coming. Not much room at all. Plus Guilford frowns on that.
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Old 06-19-2005, 11:14 PM   #6
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Like Joe said, maybe trying to catch a train with the tunnel will increase the chances of it being accepted.
The problem with that is I live in Florida and I was home visiting my parents and took the trip up to the tunnel. A train did come by while I was there, but the side of the tracks I was on has all kinds of stuff in the way, poles etc.

70 MAC is correct, not much room there for viewing and trying to get good pictures of trains.

So far I batting 1000, I'm 0 for 6!!
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So far I batting 1000, I'm 0 for 6!!
I'm no mathematician, but I think you're batting .000. Sorry! It's pretty tough to bat 1.000 around here.

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I batted 1.000 here once. It was 1 for 1, and after that, well Austin Kearns is doing better than me.
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Old 06-19-2005, 11:45 PM   #9
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Ru1056,

You never had anything rejected before your first acceptance?
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No, but I have more than made up for it since.
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Lets see...

The first two pics I sent here were accepted, then I sent five more two hours later and they were all rejected.

My best one-day "Batting average" here was 2 for 4, or .500
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My own shameless plug; according to my statistics, best day I ever had was a 9 of 13 day.

The only thing that helped me pull that off was having a good friend with me who in his own right is an awesome rail photographer and he showed me all the cool spots and we had a really nice sunny day.

Since then, I've had a significantly less than stellar record. But oh well, it's something to pass the time on a rainy day.
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well Austin Kearns is doing better than me.
And he's batting over .400 in Louisville in the few days he's been there.
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I'm no mathematician, but I think your batting .000. Sorry! It's pretty tough to bat 1.000 around here.
Yeah I know, I was looking for some sunshine amounst all the rain!!
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Old 06-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #15
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Back to this photo, like somebody else has said, you may want to try resubmitting a B&W version. Something as simple as changing a picture to B&W can sometimes improve less than stellar lighting, plus create a very nostalgic scene. With the 1877 date on this tunnel, this picture is even sort of screaming out to be put in B&W.

Anyway, out of curiosity, I changed this picture to B&W and bumped up the brightness and contrast a little bit. It looks pretty neat to me; I don't know if the screeners would necessarily agree, though. Here's the result I came up with:
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Back to this photo, like somebody else has said, you may want to try resubmitting a B&W version. Something as simple as changing a picture to B&W can sometimes improve less than stellar lighting, plus create a very nostalgic scene. With the 1877 date on this tunnel, this picture is even sort of screaming out to be put in B&W.

Anyway, out of curiosity, I changed this picture to B&W and bumped up the brightness and contrast a little bit. It looks pretty neat to me; I don't know if the screeners would necessarily agree, though. Here's the result I came up with:
Mitch - looks good, thank you, I'll give it a try!
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