Old 02-26-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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I've never actually gotten this reject before, I'm guessing it's some form of bad motive/poor cropping hybrid. Anyhow, is this shot salvageable or not? I like it, but for these "non-standard" shots that can be incredibly subjective!


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Old 02-26-2008, 11:34 PM   #2
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Wow I like it, great shot! Mine is as close as you can get, well except it being daytime.

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Old 02-26-2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, the shot was sort of an accident that I stumbled upon on the way out of the cab. I think it would have been better if the camera were angled down a few degrees, but not much I can do about that now.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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In the meantime, crop some of the sky and resubmit at a different aspect ratio.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:58 AM   #5
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I'll give this cropping a run past the screeners.

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Old 02-27-2008, 01:03 AM   #6
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Sharp, nice stars from the lights and the reflection in the windows are cool. I'd let it in!
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:37 AM   #7
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I've never actually gotten this reject before, I'm guessing it's some form of bad motive/poor cropping hybrid.
So what was the rejection reason? And why not link to the rejected shot?
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:47 AM   #8
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It was linked, not sure if because of the appeal or not it may be gone.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:23 AM   #9
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First glance, I wasn't a big fan at all. Then I caught what was reflecting off the windows. Sold!

Fantastic shot, and I hope it makes it in!

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I agree that the reflection makes the shot. If it doesn't get in that way try cropping in to an area closer to the windows so the reflection becomes more prominent.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:46 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice, looks like it got in this time around!
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #12
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The reflection makes the whole shot, and I'm glad you caught it and shot it! Great work!
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #13
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Great job Stephen. Very cool shot. Yours too, Dave.
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