Old 09-25-2014, 11:49 PM   #1
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Is it? Yes it is but.......... it is the effect I wanted. Not for RP I guess.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
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Is it? Yes it is but.......... it is the effect I wanted. Not for RP I guess.
I like it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:22 AM   #3
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This is Mitch's expertise. He'll be the one to make the final call.
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:54 AM   #4
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RP has already made the final call! Well, I suppose there is an appeal. I would quickly accept.

I could see RP wanting a tighter crop, although I like it as it is. Blurry, I get that it isn't perfect but it isn't like there is a ton of detail on the nose of that particular train.
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I believe RP would reject a photo of a New York Central Hudson hidden in a barn armed with security guards due to poor lighting...

While I won't deny there are some other minor issues with the image, blurry is certainly not one of them. I like it as is, as well. Great job in an excessively difficult to capture image.

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Old 09-26-2014, 04:49 AM   #6
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For the sake of doing "something" to placate the screeners, I'd suggest a little bit of selective sharpening around the nose of the unit then resubmitting it.

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Old 09-26-2014, 05:06 AM   #7
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For the sake of doing "something" to placate the screeners, I'd suggest a little bit of selective sharpening around the nose of the unit then resubmitting it.

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The nose is sharp - better, if you have the pixels to spare, would be to crop to the top right or go vertical. I've noticed RP likes brighter images, as well - even if brighter then real life - but, once again, did you capture enough detail (pixels) in the shadows to spare? It's tough when you start cropping a difficult shot as such - you end up enlarging the image and in the process, making any thing less then perfect stand out to a greater degree.

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Old 09-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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+I had been wanting to try this technique for a while and had the opportunity yesterday. (Weather in my part of UK has been crap for a few weeks) As Mitch says it is very difficult to do. Fortunately on this line a train comes every 10 minutes or so, but they travel so fast!! Thought that this shot had nailed it. I have plenty of pixels to play with so will try and come up with what is suggested.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:57 AM   #9
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Well gentlemen, I have come up with this.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #10
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Sometimes I wonder if the screeners put much thought into the technical difficulty of some photos. I find this photo to be visually interesting. But on top of that, the degree of difficulty here needs to be factored in. Its not like this was a slow freight train ambling down the line.

Zoom burst is a hard technique enough on a still object.

You should be proud of what you accomplished in my humble opinion.
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+I had been wanting to try this technique for a while and had the opportunity yesterday. (Weather in my part of UK has been crap for a few weeks)
Wait, isn't the weather in the UK crappy all the time?
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I'll let you know that the sun shone today as you will see later when I add some things to my flickr site.
I don't think I shall be adding to RP in the near future though. I submitted the above picture and I got hit with a PAQ . Do they know what they are looking at I wonder?
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...a New York Central Hudson hidden in a barn...
Hmmm.
Which variety would it be? I've taken a liking to the Dreyfuss streamliners lately. Of course, if this was the UK, we'd have one under steam!
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I love the pic but it makes me tummy rumbly.
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Well I resubmitted after a PAQ and I was told by a screener that it was a great perspective but needed sharpening. This was duly done and then had a series of rejections for awkward composition. Finally came up with something that someone liked. It's an odd world.
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Link, Dave! Always link when it comes through.

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Nice that they took the horizontal.
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Finally came up with something that someone liked. It's an odd world. Best wishes all!!
Yes - it is an odd world. "3", tries, a third screener perhaps.

Glad to see it make it into the database. And your portfolio here on RP - among some of the BEST railroad portfolios on the net.

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Very glad to see this made it on Dave. The technical aspects alone make it a hard shot to pull off. Very nice!
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:09 PM   #19
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Thank you all for your kind words and help.
Greatly appreciated
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Great!
Estimate of the speed?
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:49 PM   #21
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If this has not stopped at Durham it is probably doing 100-110 mph at this point. If it stopped at Durham then it will be doing 90-100 mph.
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