Old 04-25-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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I uploaded this shot and it was rejected for bad angle. How so? It's pretty much a typical roster shot with a passenger car also in the frame. How is that strange? I appealed the shot, but it was also rejected. But like all appeals, was it rejected again because of a bad angle or something else? What do you think?
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It's just an engine at an angle where you really can't get a good look at it. At least that's my take. Maybe needs to be more broadside?

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It's just an engine at an angle where you really can't get a good look at it. At least that's my take. Maybe needs to be more broadside?

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Yeah - RP doesn't generally accept 3/4 wedgies...

I assume the wrong reject reason was given. Looks more like "poor crop" in the RP sense. The engine is somewhat centered in the frame top to bottom. Try again but maybe lower the engine and add some more sky so you are closer to the bottom THIRD of the frame.

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But it's just a single locomotive? Wouldn't that fall under the roster guidelines more so than the typical 3/4 of a train?

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But it's just a single locomotive? Wouldn't that fall under the roster guidelines more so than the typical 3/4 of a train?

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Nose is lit. Trucks are lit well enough. And it's a blue sky.
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I am surprised it didn't get the foreground clutter and ye ole "ugly crap in the background" rejection.

It also looks like it is leaning slightly.
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Thanks guys! I will tweak it and resubmit a few days (or weeks) down the line.
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By the way, how would you suggest I crop this shot? It was rejected a few weeks back for bad cropping but I kind of forgot about it. I thought the framing was interesting, but should I trim it down just a hair? Thanks!

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for personal collection, leave it as it is. For RP, probably crop left/top/right, give up on including nearly-entire trees.
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Its not a roster shot at all. I do like it though.
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