Old 08-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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Got two rejections for different reasons...

First Rejection: Not level

Second Rejection: Cloudy (even though it was a special livery and train)

Funny, this one of the same consist got approved and it's cloudy outside:

I'm looking for guidance at this point. I still do not have a pic in the database yet.

I have a pbase gallery of some of the photos I have submitted and that were then rejected. Is there a trend I am not getting?

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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On Jeffs shot, it is indeed sunny, with storm clouds behind.
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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The "trend" is that you have yet to take a picture that fits RP's criteria in all ways.

Some shots are poorly lit, sometimes cloudy, sometimes sun wrong angle and dark nose. Sometimes your framing is cramped, once it was waaay too loose.

Light and framing seem to be your weaknesses.

Oh, and special livery has to be special. UP 1995 has been captured over and over, as has SP 4449. Special to your eye (and mine!), not special to the RP database because so many people upload here.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:15 PM   #4
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Your shots are too saturated as well.. UP colors do not include orange. Jeff's shot is softly lit by sunlight, and has accurate color.

And I fully argree with J's assessment above.

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I will say the same as the previous 3. Also, I saw a picture of both of those trains down the line on a different site. Did the manifest have the 2 E9Bs behind the SD90MAC? (Sorry for drifting off topic).
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