Old 07-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Just got a few rejections, not mad about it, just wondered what ya'll think.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=144887 - Underexposed
I was going for artsy/sunset shot here, but apparently it wasn't what they were looking for. I liked how the smoke turned out, and you can see that the second locomotive is the BNSF Great Pumpkin.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=144892 - Bad motive
Didn't have high hopes for this one, I just thought it was something you didn't see every day.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=144894 - Bad Cropping
I really like this one because it brings me back to the glory days of the BN - two SD40-2s on a short TOFC train.

Any thoughts, comments, and advice (especially on the cropping of the BN pic) are welcome!
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Old 07-11-2005, 12:39 PM   #2
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Regarding the first picture, I have had no luck with sunset shots like this. I think the problem here is you can still see detail on the lead unit. Besides looking grainy, I think to pull off this kind of shot, the lead unit needs to be completely silhouetted. It may be a difference in monitors. I had several shots like this, on my old monitor the unit looked completely black; on my new monitor, I see more detail and the pic is lighter.

The second pic, it is a bad angle and makes the truck take on a Toyota Echo look.

The last pic, level CCW and maybe chop off some of the right side.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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For the last one, crop some off the right side and bottom then resubmit. That's a nice shot.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=145265
Still bad cropping....I could do a vertical but then there wouldn't be much scenery...
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Old 07-12-2005, 01:56 PM   #5
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The shot still looks like it lists to the left. But more to your point, I don't think the foliage on the right hand side "makes" the photo. What is that wall behind the train? Looks like a backwards drive-in movie screen. It may crowd the train, but try cropping up to the wall. I think the string of white trailers is more interesting than the embankment on the right.
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