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Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 06:45 AM

Can You Believe This Was Rejected?
 
So what do you think I could do to get this on the Site?

Reason(s) for Rejection: - Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish.


Moto-Cross Champion James Stewart Watches a Westbound Stacker - New Years Eve 2010 Series

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5311273573/" title="Moto-Cross Champion James Stewart Watches a Westbound Stacker - New Years Eve 2010 Series by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5165/5311273573_64c913f3bf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="697" alt="Moto-Cross Champion James Stewart Watches a Westbound Stacker - New Years Eve 2010 Series" /></a>

While trapped in a sand berm along side Highway 138 in the Cajon Pass near C.P. Summit for an undetermined period of time ( <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/szoksnaps/5197114864/#/photos/szoksnaps/5197114864/lightbox/"> follow this link </a> ) moto-cross racer James Stewart gained an appreciation for the hobby of ralfaning.

Consequently, he became a hard core railfan once he was rescued and now plans to tour Southern California watching and photographing trains.

Here Mr. Stewart spends a chilly New Years eve watching a Westbound stack train pound through the station at Fullerton California in route to the Port of Los Angeles.

BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision at Mile Post 165 - Fullerton Train Station.

(December 31, 2010)


Other adventures of James Stewart:

Skiing Cajon http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5330940809/

Railfaning Cajon http://www.flickr.com/photos/3672212...n/photostream/

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 07:14 AM

Oh Wait, I think This Will Do It....
 
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milwman 01-11-2011 09:01 AM

Someone has to much time ? on there hands.

Joe the Photog 01-11-2011 10:52 AM

You're wasting our time with this absurd rant toward the screeners. And if you really uploaded that shot, you're wasting the screeners time too. We probably all get a lot of shots on that others don't think should be on. Just move along.

Mgoldman 01-11-2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128549)
New Improved Version.

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LOL - classic edit!

/Mitch

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 03:24 PM

But Mom, This Is Fun.
 
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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 128554)
You're wasting our time with this absurd rant toward the screeners. And if you really uploaded that shot, you're wasting the screeners time too. We probably all get a lot of shots on that others don't think should be on. Just move along.

Thank you for your thoughts.

However, I and a few others are having fun engaging in one of humanities favorite pastimes and social bonding mechanisms - complaining.

Please don't be offended if we continue.:lol:

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Originally Posted by milwman (Post 128551)
Someone has to much time ? on there hands.

I think that would apply to anyone who posts on this board and other Internet boards.

JimThias 01-11-2011 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128570)
I think that would apply to anyone who posts on this board and other Internet boards.

Not to mention those who sit out in the middle of nowhere for hours waiting to photograph a train. :lol:

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 03:39 PM

Some people go to football games or watch it on TV, some people do puzzles or play bridge, some people quilt or go to NASCAR races, some go to titty bars and others do this:

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 128571)
Not to mention those who sit out in the middle of nowhere for hours waiting to photograph a train. :lol:


troy12n 01-11-2011 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128573)
Some people go to football games or watch it on TV, some people do puzzles or play bridge, some people quilt or go to NASCAR races, some go to titty bars and others do this:

Some people do all of those things, they must be completely nuts

Heymon 01-11-2011 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 128575)
Some people do all of those things, they must be completely nuts

Especially playing bridge. For that you actually need to have friends, or at least people that will sit at a table with you for some period of time.

bigbassloyd 01-11-2011 05:45 PM

I would love to play bridge at a booby bar, while watching football...

Loyd L.

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Heymon (Post 128594)
Especially playing bridge. For that you actually need to have friends, or at least people that will sit at a table with you for some period of time.

LOL!

Ya and that probably requires some basic personal hygiene right?

milwman 01-11-2011 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128570)

I think that would apply to anyone who posts on this board and other Internet boards.

That was in jest but it was a slow train day to set up that shot In jest?

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by milwman (Post 128600)
That was in jest but it was a slow train day to set up that shot In jest?

If you mean my shot with the toy, no, that is a separate project.

If you have ever tried to photograph toys especially action figures, it is not as easy as one might think.

Especially in natural light.

Mostly experimenting at the moment with Mr. Stewart.

This shot was actually during a lull in the action due to a stuck switch.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5330940809/" title="Moto-Cross Champion James Stewart Prepares to Drop into the Bowl at Cajon Summit by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5168/5330940809_26982e52ac.jpg" width="500" height="343" alt="Moto-Cross Champion James Stewart Prepares to Drop into the Bowl at Cajon Summit" /></a>

milwman 01-11-2011 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128601)
If you mean my shot with the toy, no, that is a separate project.

If you have ever tried to photograph toys especially action figures, it is not as easy as one might think.

Especially in natural light.

No haven't, What's next a mannequin!? 8-)

Greg P 01-11-2011 06:34 PM

I am pretty sure it wasn't actually submitted. I didn't see a rejection link.

Holloran Grade 01-11-2011 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg P (Post 128603)
I am pretty sure it wasn't actually submitted. I didn't see a rejection link.

It was.


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Originally Posted by milwman (Post 128602)
No haven't, What's next a mannequin!? 8-)

No, a canoe in the creek at Cajon.

IHapsias 01-12-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 128547)
So what do you think <b>I could do to get this on the Site?</b>

I think not to this getting accepted.

With all due respect, is that something you think you would see on the database?

The screener's have been accepting "ridiculous stuff" as said by some people. By submitting this, I <b>think</b> you have the idea in your head that the screener's are going to accept it?

Just saying, I may be wrong.

magicman_841 01-12-2011 01:02 PM

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/me...r_facepalm.jpg

IHapsias 01-12-2011 01:07 PM

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Gotta love the simpsons

JimThias 01-12-2011 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by IHapsias (Post 128681)
The screener's have been accepting some as some by some "ridiculous stuff".

I'd like some of the that ridiculous stuff. :lol:

IHapsias 01-12-2011 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 128698)
I'd like some of the that ridiculous stuff. :lol:

Boy, how did I let that one get past me! :shock::lol:

PArailfan 01-19-2011 06:38 PM

I think they would be setting a bad precedent if they accepted something like that. The focus of this website is supposed to be on the trains, not an action figure. If you could have found a way to have the train in focus too, and the figure off to the side, maybe that would have worked better.

Holloran Grade 01-19-2011 08:01 PM

You know what I like about this post?
 
I reminds me that at least two or three people who read these forums don't snort glue on a daily basis.

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Originally Posted by PArailfan (Post 129312)
I think they would be setting a bad precedent if they accepted something like that. The focus of this website is supposed to be on the trains, not an action figure. If you could have found a way to have the train in focus too, and the figure off to the side, maybe that would have worked better.

Yes you are right and you were able to articulate your opinion on the subject in less than 1000 words and for that I commend you.

I think the submitted shot stinks for a number of reasons and am working on refining Mr. Stewart's portfolio.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36722129@N06/5358850247/" title="James Stewart Waits for the Metrolink by Holloran Grade (El Roco Photography), on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5358850247_9fd85d5c8d.jpg" width="500" height="346" alt="James Stewart Waits for the Metrolink" /></a>

As far as setting precedence, what I have observed over the recent weeks is that there is no precedence.;)

Thanks for the kind words and I too think the train needs to be in focus.

jdirelan87 01-19-2011 08:19 PM

When I opened this thread, I was shocked that everybody was panning this shot. As light as day its a winner to me. I look forward to voting for it as my PCA. Will pull my shots as protest if not.


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