Old 02-12-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Wow, I want some serious explanations!

I have a question for all of you.... look at this photo, do you see a train? All I see is stars... and last time I checked this was not Starphotos.net

I have submitted a couple of photos like this and they say you cant see the train, well I cant see the train in this photo!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=222709&nseq=3

for those of you who would like to see my photos I will post them, at least you can see the track....

Just my 2 cents....

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Old 02-12-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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I thinkthe train is that fine streak of light. No offense to the photographer, but to me it's a terrible photo. It looks blurry to me and not properly exposed.

I guess it's to the eye of the beholder. If it was mine I probably would have deleted it. I think this relates to the other ongoing thread.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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I can't tell if it is in focus or not. The trees where the "train" is look to be in focus, so I don't know if it is the motion of the stars that gives it the blurry impression. However, I agree, I am not a fan as I don't feel there is much to look at railroad-wise, but to each his own. When there seems to be a push for more "outside the box" shooting, this is sometimes what you will get. It's a decent shot in general, just not a great railroad shot, IMHO.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:08 AM   #4
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Well if they want "outside the box" photos then they need to loosen some of the restrictions. I have plenty of great shot that I don't submit because in the past they'd have been rejected. Backlit and going away are two underrated shots. Give me time and I can think of some other.

The right side in general looks out of focus. If this have been a longer exposure to get a more circular pattern I may have liked it more. I gotta go dig through my night shots now that they have a chance!
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:43 AM   #5
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The more I look at it, the more I like it. And it's from Calhoun Falls, a place I used to go to a lot as a kid. The family friends we'd visit had a railroad that run in front of their farm, Southern, I think. But back to this shot, it's really nicely done. I would have had trouble deciding whether to accpet or not if I were a screener, but I'm glad they did. Certainly more railroad-related than the other shot we debated a few weeks ago.

And it's not a No Trespassing sign either!


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Old 02-13-2008, 02:07 AM   #6
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Sorry Joe but nothing about this photo makes it RR related to me. I mean c'mon a tiny tiny streak of light? I mean Vegasrails photo gets deleted for being slightly blurry, then this gets in that does have blur, the whole right side, yet you don't even see a train unlike Vegasrails shot. The picture somewhere else on another website may be appropriate but here? No! If that gets accepted then nothing we submit that is even questionable as long as it has a train should be accepted, plain and simple. This isn't blurrystreakyskiesandtrainlightstreaks.net is it?

Like I said nothing against the photographer, for his own collection great, but here? Noooooooooooooo!

PS: at least your RR sign I know is RR related!
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I love that shot. The astronomy is fun in it. It is in good focus... you can see the trees and the stars closer to the North Star are in focus. I do have to say, the train is not very prominant in the photo though.
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