Old 12-16-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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Default Help with snow shot.

OK. I took a really cool snow shot earlier today, and it was rejected for bad angle. I was actually suprised, I thought it would've been rejected for poor lighting.........never the less I need help on this shot.

Rejected for bad angle

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=194641

I can expand this photo in all directions except leftm so I could add a little more to the engine to the right if needed.

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Old 12-16-2005, 02:54 AM   #2
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Well, they said bad angle, not poor cropping, so adding anything probably will not help it. Only way to get a different angle is shoot another picture.

Really not sure what they are thinking about. Just try an appeal.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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Well, they said bad angle, not poor cropping, so adding anything probably will not help it. Only way to get a different angle is shoot another picture.

Really not sure what they are thinking about. Just try an appeal.
Well I did reupload it with just a little more engine in it but if that doesn't work I'll just appeal the original. The problem I have is I don't know what to say in an appeal, I've only done it once and it was rejected. Should I compare my photo to someone else's or should I tell them what I really feel.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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should I tell them what I really feel.
yes, that's the best way to do it.
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It's an interesting photo but in my opinion the the original composition is poor. The sign splits the image into two halves and is very distracting. Try using the "rule of thirds".
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It's an interesting photo but in my opinion the the original composition is poor. The sign splits the image into two halves and is very distracting. Try using the "rule of thirds".
My thought exactly. I would add, that since there is limited visible engine, the signpost interferes with the subject. As railfans, we are accustomed to looking at the pilot (or the front of the locomotive); this is akin to taking a portrait only to have a tree branch cover part of the subjects face.
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So are you saying I should let this go? or should I apeal it?
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I think they're telling you to let it go. As mentioned, it's an interesting photo, but just doesn't seem to work.
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Old 12-16-2005, 01:28 PM   #9
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I think they're telling you to let it go. As mentioned, it's an interesting photo, but just doesn't seem to work.
Ok, I guess I'll have to try that again sometime.

Thanks for all your help guys.
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At least in my case, wide angle meets/yard shots like this are difficult to get accepted. The black paint and white snow make this a potentially great shot, the foreground clutter is more a reject reason than bad angle.

Keep looking in this area.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:21 AM   #11
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What if you cut some from the left and added some to the right so the sign isnt centered?
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