Old 08-28-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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From today's rejections this is the only one I don't really understand:
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They say it's foreground clutter, I think they are nice flowers and though I have a version without the clutter that would probably make it but I think the one with the flowers is nicer, it transmits more of the atmosphere of this place, this train, this event. What do you think?
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #2
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I agree with the screeners.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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From today's rejections this is the only one I don't really understand:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=568045&key=0

They say it's foreground clutter, I think they are nice flowers and though I have a version without the clutter that would probably make it but I think the one with the flowers is nicer, it transmits more of the atmosphere of this place, this train, this event. What do you think?
I am ok with it in this shot but RP has its criteria, that's just the way it is. You could appeal; chances are low, I suspect, but not zero. Make a good argument, don't just appeal without giving a reason.

First, however, I would rotate the image. You want your verticals to be vertical.
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I suspect the reason for the rejection is not the fact that there are flowers in the foreground generally, but that there is that one, very tall, very blurry flower that interferes with the view of the coach towards the left of the frame. Absent that, I think the flowers make for a pleasant composition, but that one tall flower in this case sticks out like a sore thumb. Just my thought . . .

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Absent that, I think the flowers make for a pleasant composition, but that one tall flower in this case sticks out like a sore thumb.

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I agree totally with this statement. I think that without that one, tall weed, this is a pretty shot Benbe. All you need to do is a little selective weeding when you arrive at your spot. The other day, I spent 15 minutes hand-weeding a spot....only to have a cloud spoil everything when the train came. But although the shot was dark, it was well-groomed!
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Agree, I missed seeing the weed that Jon spotted.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:00 AM   #7
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Thanks for your advice! Unfortunately the one shot from a similar viewpoint without the high weed suffers from lack of nose light so I posted a sunlit frame with less flowers which is not that great. We shall see!
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