Old 08-06-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Rejected for - Bad Motive: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish.
I just don't understand what's bad motive about it. I know that it was taken on the shadow side of the train, but since it was going around a curve, the engines shadow side is not showing.
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Old 08-06-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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perhaps you would have had a better chance if the locomotives were coming at you instead of away from you.
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Old 08-06-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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Interesting photo and some classic power. Unfortunately, (maybe it is my workplace monitor) the light colored units blend into the ballast and sunlight.

Does the sun reach the tracks closer to you? Like BNSF Sammy wrote, an approaching shot may be more likely to make the database. Keep shooting though, the landscape is worth the shot.
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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The engine's shadow side is not important, they are too far away. There are so many problems with the shot; shadow, composition, etc. that I guess bad motive is a catch all for try again.

It would seem to me that you should take your time to plan your shots better. Had you been down around the curve by the engine, on the hill, with the sun at your back, you would would have gotten a great shot.

You should have also been able to feature the engines with good sunlight had you shot from the other side of the bridge you were on. If this was a case of chasing, and by the time you got to the bridge, he was under, then you must plan your actions better. Good photographs don't often happen by accident. They are planned ahead of time. Scout your route, and know how long it will take to get to the very best locations you know of.
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #5
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Old 08-07-2005, 01:55 AM   #6
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Or, in the days before the NS B-line became a main, knowing the excursion train had to backup to pickup a flagman.
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