Old 07-07-2017, 01:58 AM   #1
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I got this common power/cloudy reject. The picture was taken at dusk (you can see some of the lighted areas on the ground from the machinery) and while it wasn't a perfect sunset, it wasn't exactly cloudy either. Shot was taken at 1/10 at 200 ISO. The common power, to me, isn't all that common.

Just looking for feedback if it's worth appealing or putting it in the personal files.

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Old 07-07-2017, 03:29 AM   #2
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I'd go with personal file. The light is not attractive and the angle doesn't work for me. They could give you a going away rejection next.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:18 PM   #3
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I think it has potential. I might try brightening it up a bit, bump the colors. And it looks like it's leaning right a bit. Michael is right that you could still get a going away rejection, but I think its got the potential to overcome that. Personally I like the angle, just needs some additional work.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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Not a fan. I think the shot is trying to do too much. On the one hand, it is a going away scenic in bad light. I think that is a no-go for RP.

But on the other hand, my complaint is different. The train is unusual. I want to figure out what it is. But the angle I have for it is tricky - it's some sort of multi-car conveyor system, I guess, and there is something going on under the conveyor, but I can't tell what. If the oddness of the train were not present, the scene would work better.

I presume the photographer did not have a choice of which sort of train showed up at that moment.
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Thanks to everyone for the replies.

I might try to see if there's anything that can be done further in post processing. If it looks decent, maybe I'll give it a try.

J - I think it is a different "train" than the norm. I was able to get one accepted of it while it was parked, awaiting the evening crew to arrive. I was chasing a train from Yoder to the Glade City RR crossing and by the time I returned to Garrett, this guy was already on the main. The head end was under the bridge and didn't present a shot without trespassing on CSX property. The chain-link fence on the new bridge prevented getting a better shot.
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I have to agree...I'll put this one in the personal files.
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