Old 08-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Suggestions for if I try a similar shot again?

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I doubt this will make it ever, but comments on this one too. Just for fun photo critique.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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You need to appeal that first one. I don't know what you'd say because all I can think of are snarky comments right now that probably won't help your appeal. There may be some other rejection they meant to hit that I can't see on my crappy work monitor right now.

But appeal it.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
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First one might have too much grass on the bottom (or whatever that is that's growing there). I'd try trimming as much off as possible while still keeping in the proper dimensions. Second on would probably have gotten in if the train was coming to you, but I'm not absolutely sure of that.
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Probably an angle that replaces the field with something interesting
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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The field is kind of part of the Kansas country side and the main crop of the Flint Hills. Some people may see it as just a field, but people seem to have quite the negative opinion of Kansas. Nothin like watchin a train fly through fields and around curves at 65 mph.

Just for entertainment what kind of sarcastic comments would you have? I promise I won't use any of them

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Old 08-12-2010, 12:42 AM   #6
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Second one, I would not have given it PEQ. My main complaint is high sun / harsh light. Maybe some cropping changes. The track leads the eye to the power, nice.
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Nothin like watchin a train fly through fields and around curves at 65 mph.
So try some video!

Not a fan of the flat green expanse foreground, but flatland shots do get on RP.
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I can't submit video on RP And I don't think it's worth my time to try to get it on railvideo. I can see why a plain green foreground isn't fantastic, but there are alot of pictures on here where the train is minuscule compared to the rest of the picture and I'm sure have foregrounds not terribly exciting. (Sorry there weren't any ladies standing around in the field.) And I'm not saying it's the greatest photo by any means. Just asking for suggestions and wondering why bad angle was chosen.
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I can't submit video on RP And I don't think it's worth my time to try to get it on railvideo. I can see why a plain green foreground isn't fantastic, but there are alot of pictures on here where the train is minuscule compared to the rest of the picture and I'm sure have foregrounds not terribly exciting. (Sorry there weren't any ladies standing around in the field.) And I'm not saying it's the greatest photo by any means. Just asking for suggestions and wondering why bad angle was chosen.
Re video, I WAS JOKING! Geesh. The joke was (and if one has to explain a joke then it isn't one!) that everything you said positive about the place related to motion.

And I think of RV more of a sister site than a different site. I think one logs into both at one time, not sure.

Re the foreground, I was actually agreeing with you, in a way, contra Matt, or rather I was agreeing with both of you at the same time. Pondering further, while there are certainly lots of across-the-flat-field shots on RP, I'm not sure that many of them have the train quite so far away. Putting aside my bias against the genre, that would be my complaint about this shot.
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Well you were kind of serious about taking video because you are right about video capturing everything I mentioned, but I was joking about being able to put video on RP.

Joe, I appealed and it got rejected. No explanation or anything, just rejected for the same reason.
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Joe, I appealed and it got rejected. No explanation or anything, just rejected for the same reason.
Sorry about that. I really thought it should have gotten in. I just don't see the "boringness" of the green field that ome of the others do.
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I appreciate the support. I'll send you a copy of it so at least the two of us can enjoy the beauty of a simple green field
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Slickrick, if it's possible to put more sky and less grass in the first one, I think it should get on. It might not be a good idea to submit a changed version right at least, since your appeal was just rejected.

I personally like the field, but it takes up too much of the shot. This sort of angle is accepted all the time. Bad cropping would have made more sense to me.
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So i picked a different picture of the same train and it got rejected for being blurry.... I thought if anything it would be oversharpened. Because the last two rejects said soft...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=844505&key=0

I don't get it.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=844208&key=0
This is the one previous that was soft.

I agree with you that the last one is grainy... but I can't sharpen it without it becoming like that.

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I would say more poor image quality or grainy than blurry, it's ugly. Composition is OK, except for a little too much sky for my tastes, quality is not
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