Old 06-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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I thought these would be locks but once again I am proved wrong. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly apprectiated!

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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The first one is a little tight on the right, I bet they rejected the second one for the same thing, their loss...
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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It's not their loss, Troy. This is a simple fix, providing you didn't crop this tight in the camera. Simply re-crop the image a bit looser and give some breathing room to both sides of the train. Additionally, drop that exposure a hair, it's borderline on being overexposed.

Pretty simple fixes in post process, not sure what the big deal is.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:20 AM   #4
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They are both a little tight and overexposed. The first one also needs a CCW rotation. I think if you make those minor adjustments they will be accepted.
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first one has been analyzed.

second one looks pretty good to me. they probably want it closer to the rule of thirds.
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It's not their loss, Troy. This is a simple fix, providing you didn't crop this tight in the camera. Simply re-crop the image a bit looser and give some breathing room to both sides of the train. Additionally, drop that exposure a hair, it's borderline on being overexposed.
I'm guessing he don't have the breathing room or he would have fixed it. Usually thats the case. They are both a tad overexposed obviously, but the cropping is the immediate issue.
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The first one is a little tight on the right, I bet they rejected the second one for the same thing, their loss...
No offense to the OP, but given the gazillions of wedgies of this train on RP over the years, I don't think there is that much of a loss.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:09 AM   #8
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Here's my renditions.. Minus the cropping problems..
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I'd pick one of the two given their both wedgies of the same train on the same side. I prefer #2, but it has obvious fixable problems already mentioned several times. Although I agree with the sentiment this train has been seen many times onRP in wedgie form. When I am able to shoot this train, I try to "place" it somewhere idenifiable other than "trackside anywhere in America."
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If its not one thing its another......

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That's easily fixable and was pointed out when we made our cropping comments, you should have also fixed it while you re-cropped it.

Overexposure and bad contrast sometimes have the same symptons
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:32 AM   #12
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Surprise! This one made it! Only problem I have is the link below has more issues than bad contrast or overexposure...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...366834&nseq=37

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The accepted shot is of great quality, features a nice angle, and the cropping is decent (maybe a little centered vertically, but whatever). Plus, the lighting is excellent. It is oversaturated in my opinion, but what can you do? Your shot is leaning a little, and it is overexposed with bad contrast. It is fixable, but it isn't there yet.
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The accepted shot is of great quality, features a nice angle, and the cropping is decent (maybe a little centered vertically, but whatever). Plus, the lighting is excellent. It is oversaturated in my opinion, but what can you do? Your shot is leaning a little, and it is overexposed with bad contrast. It is fixable, but it isn't there yet.
The accepted shot is borderline candyland though.
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Here's my 1 minute edit. I reduce brightness by about 20, increased contrast by 35 or so, and added a small amount of saturation. Plus, I leveled the photo and cropped it. It still isn't perfect but I think it is on the right track.
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The accepted shot is borderline candyland though.
True. But that seems to be the norm sometimes. Certain photographers pump up the saturation like crazy. The angle and lighting are nice, and if he would tone down the color, it would be a nice shot.
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Are you laughing at your processing skills? It definitely has some contrast issues.
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Are you laughing at your processing skills? It definitely has some contrast issues.
No, I simply disagree with your "definitely has contrast issues" assessment. :0 How about too much saturation for the accepted one????
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No, I simply disagree with your "definitely has contrast issues" assessment. :0 How about too much saturation for the accepted one????
How about trying to submit the best processed shot you can, instead of complaining about somebody else getting a 'meh' shot on and you didn't?


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No, I simply disagree with your "definitely has contrast issues" assessment. :0 How about too much saturation for the accepted one????
These guys are on the right track, Brian - listen to them. Bashing shots already in the database in comparison to your own never works either: aside from being "ripped a new one" on here, the prevailing thought process is that your shots should be able to stand simply on their own merit.

Both shots are indeed just generic "telewedgies," which you may be very happy with. That's fine, since you should shoot primarily for yourself anyway. But if you are intent on getting these shots on here, then they're going to have to meet RP's standards; and since they're pretty generic shots of a train that nets a few dozen photos on RP.net on a good day, your shots are going to have to immaculately conform to RP.net's standards in order to be accepted. The best lingo I have heard regarding this exact scenario is "Railpictures.net is about great photography of trains, not photography of great trains."
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No, I simply disagree with your "definitely has contrast issues" assessment. :0 How about too much saturation for the accepted one????
It's your prerogative to disagree with an assessment of your shot, but it definitely has some contrast issues. It looks REALLY bland and washed out. You don't see that? I'm not critiquing your photo/subject/composition/etc...I'm simply critiquing your processing. Perhaps your monitor is a little off or something if you don't see it.
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