Old 07-09-2012, 04:42 AM   #1
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Well, sorry for the unoriginal title, but here's a rejection:

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Old 07-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #3
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Maybe try cutting the left side up to that tree that looks like a pillar trackside and then some off the top and bottome.
Color looks a bit bland, maybe some contrast and saturation??

Just a thought.
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I look at it the opposite. As long as you are not keeping the point where the road and bridge join, crop on the right, ridding the shot of some of that dark lower right corner. I'd crop just a bit more off the bottom, as much as you would get away with.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks, gentlemen!

The idea here was to not cut the background bridge off, but I'll give your idea a try, J.

I agree about the color, too.
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A little off the bottom, dont lose any of the suspension bridge.
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Get rid of the suspension bridge so I don't wonder where the train is.

Seriously, the RR element in this shot is like a wheres Waldo image.
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Get rid of the suspension bridge so I don't wonder where the train is.

Seriously, the RR element in this shot is like a wheres Waldo image.
You mean like this?

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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I concur.

I also would like this one in the DB, but it really has noting to do with a RR.

A Thursday Afternoon on the Bridge

Maybe I could argue that a lot of the bridge and the things on it were probably transported by rail.
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I have no idea what they want.

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The light is blah and the train is lost in the jumble of color and tonality sameness.
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Part of it is that you have a really wide shot, and while RP does take shots as wide as 5:3, once one gets beyond 3:2 there has to be a really good reason, and this shot does not have it.

Here is one take. Not only did I crop heavily on the right, getting rid of the dark area, but I did a smidge on the left also, mainly just to shift the train a wee bit left.

I see the point about the train disappearing somewhat but it isn't that hard to spot and it does not bother me nearly as much as it bothers others.
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Time to move on/let this one sit for a week.
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Here's another frame...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=1695636

Does anybody see that overexposed reject? It's not a mistake from the screener, as this is the second overexposed reject in a row.

Not sure where to go with the cropping. I have room on all sides.
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Time to move on/let this one sit for a week.
Much better exposure. It should get in.
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