Old 11-02-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Interesting Reject From Today!

Hello, another reject. This one from today, rejected for bad angle. They claim they don't accept going away shots unless it features unique compisition. I have a few shots of DPU power on coal trains in the database. My question is why was this time different? I suppose if I had not mentioned this being a DPU my chances would have been better. Any thoughts, should I appeal?
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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Mike:

Food for thought....

How do we know it is a DPU (other than the EOT)? At first glance it is just another standard side on of a BNSF unit. Show us more than just the engine - we all know what those look like.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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Hey I like it! but maybe it's too much of a roster type shot?
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:24 AM   #4
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Did the rejection reason state anything about this being a going away shot? Just wondering because the rejection rates of engine-only shots like this seem to be going up, and that's validated by what CTS replied with. I know they take DPU shots that are going away...2 of my top 3 shots in terms of views are DPUs.

But to don my quasi-screener glasses, the brush in the foreground infront of the front trucks is a tad distracting, and that would lead to the foreground clutter reject.

That's not to say it's a bad shot, but side shots like this are getting harder and harder to get in the database. The fairness of that can be debated, but it's the nature of the beast...
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:10 AM   #5
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The photo is a standard angle of a locomotive. There isn’t much interesting in the photo. It seems to be exceptionally saturated too.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:39 AM   #6
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Quote:
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The photo is a standard angle of a locomotive. There isn’t much interesting in the photo. It seems to be exceptionally saturated too.
I wouldn't listen to Brad, he doesn't take pictures of trains unless I do everything shy of pressing the shutter for him.
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Old 11-02-2006, 01:00 PM   #7
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Those H2 SD70MACs have been around long enough that we've all seen them countless times to not need another roster shot of one. Also, the shot appears unlevel unless that's a grade the train is on. Let us see more of the train. Your thread stated this is an "interersting reject." I would disagree that it was interesting at all.


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