Old 06-06-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hi all, this is the first time i got a rejection like this. The idea was to have the train a bit down the track and framed with the signal on the left, otherwise i can just crop in closer cause i think i have enough pixels to play around with, any ideas?

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:09 AM   #2
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I personally think that if they hit this shot with being to far away, they should hit all those shots where the train is way in the back and you have to click on the thumbnail to even see what it is. I can't stand those type of pictures and they keep coming and yet they don't like pictures like yours. You can never win on this site.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:27 AM   #3
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Hi all, this is the first time i got a rejection like this. The idea was to have the train a bit down the track and framed with the signal on the left, otherwise i can just crop in closer cause i think i have enough pixels to play around with, any ideas?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=533053&key=0

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The thing is, you could have let the train come towards you a good bit more, and still kept that signal on the left.

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Old 06-07-2008, 05:46 AM   #4
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The thing is, you could have let the train come towards you a good bit more, and still kept that signal on the left.

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Don't they usually get those for Bad Cropping.

Looks like they hit the wrong reject button to me. If that's valid there are plenty of shots that are in the database that should have been rejected.

I would appeal!
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Having a quick look at accepted photos where the trains is off in the distance, I have observed that the scene adds something to the overall effect of the photo. For example, a large snow-capped mountain in the background or horses eating grass in the foreground. Numerous overhead masts and a concrete bridge do not add to the scene quite as much as the examples above. If you wanted to get the signal in the photo and still get a good profile shot of the train, I would have waited until it was a little bit closer.
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The thing is, you could have let the train come towards you a good bit more, and still kept that signal on the left.
Agreed.

I think one shuld also argue the merits of this shot alone and not bring up oter shots in the database that have nothing to do with this shot.


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Not too sound harsh or snippy but I think some of the folks who responded to this thread need to spend more time shooting lines under catenary. I think the real issue is the cropping. The poles are square by nature leading one to crop it as a square but I opened it up and found there were other horizontal lines which can be used as the top frame of the image making it more appealing to the eye. I've shot plenty of photos of NJT using the poles as a framing device which also helps keep the subject in a lower corner following the rule of thirds.
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I like the shot and, while I might prefer Andrews crop by just a wee bit, I would do that or just appeal the shot as is; it's nice.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for the comments all, i went for a closer crop and got it in. I will try what Andrew suggested for another photo i took after this one of a diesel that is way more back, close to bridge in the back.

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I liked the original. This one, no offense, just has a really bad angle. I might have cropped more off the left, but congrats on getting it in!
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