Old 07-05-2005, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Rejected for common angle. lol

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Common angle. No.
Cloudy day. No.
Common power. Yes.
Underexposed. No.
Whatever.
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:26 AM   #2
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You're right-only thing I'd do is leave more on the left and not chop off the signal.

Otherwise it's fine-definitely not underexposed.

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Old 07-05-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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I almost left the signal tower on there, but it's crooked. I figured if the screener saw that, the pic would get kicked for 'unlevel horizon'. The pic is level, but the signal tower is not so I cropped it out. Guess it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

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Old 07-05-2005, 03:42 AM   #4
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To me, the thing this shot has going for it is the curve, the changing elevation, and the fact that it's a unit tank car train.

Otherwise, the light is awful, (you can't control that), the crop is not great, (you said it you were trying to get around the unlevel signal, so not much you can do there), and the maintainer equipment is distracting.

Great eye, though. Try again when the light is softer and has more luminosity. Hopefully, the train is a common one for this line and you get more chances.

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Common angle If that was true then maybe no more wedgies?

I agree, catching the whole train on the curve is really great composition. Hopefully you can make the changes and get it accepted.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:57 AM   #6
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I'd put the signal back in. From the radio antenna, anyone can tell you are true vertical, but you need just a little room to the left of the train, and a signal would help the composition.
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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Common angle. No.
Cloudy day. No.
Common power. Yes.
Underexposed. No.
Whatever.
High Sun: YES

There are many "adjustments" that could be made to this image. However, shooting a black NS widecab during "high sun" will most likely doom any image to rejection right from the start. This site has SO many shots of NS,BNSF,UP widecab GE/EMD locos, that I suspect the screeners have become very picky about details like lighting for these subjects.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:30 AM   #8
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Man I agree with CSX FAN, the only thing that kills this shot is the high sun angle. Otherwise this is an awesome shot with the curving elevation change. I always rotate to what makes the nose of the engine look level then drag the frame over to the edge of my screen and make sure it lines up perfectly, yours does, leaning signal mast or not. If this doesn't get in, please go back and reshoot either early morning, late afternoon or whatever it takes to light up the nose and left side of the engines better. I would place that one in my saved photo folder for certain.

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Old 07-05-2005, 11:47 AM   #9
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I agree. If there was more lighting on the nose, it would have probably made the cut.
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