Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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That is the link to your rejection page, not the rejection itself.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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That is the link to your rejection page, not the rejection itself.
OK, so if I read you correctly, you're saying you would have linked to the actual shot that was rejected?



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Old 11-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #4
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Heres my go at it.

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Why are those people taking a backlit wedgie shot of a switcher?
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I would have used a wide angle and gotten very low on the ground. It's only an "OK" shot--but it had possibilities had you approached it differently from a lens selection and compositional standpoint. Just my opinion, of course.
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My wide angle is dead and this was as low as I would get to the ground as there was ant hills all around
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Haven't you heard Jim? It's the latest thing! All the cool people are doing it.
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Those power line poles are a horrific part of the scene.
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Those power line poles are a horrific part of the scene.
That's crazy talk to me. The power poles were there. The trains met there. I wanted this angle to catch the meet. So what would you have done?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:39 PM   #12
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That's crazy talk to me. The power poles were there. The trains met there. I wanted this angle to catch the meet. So what would you have done?
I probably would have sat back, watched and enjoyed the show because the scene is ruined by that awful power pole structure. Or maybe I would have taken a nicely lit wedgie shot of that switcher. Or, had I taken the shot for posterity, I wouldn't have submitted to RP for at least another decade or two.
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Here is my version - rotated 1 degree CCW, and that hideous power line assembly removed. I have been learning a lot about using the clone stamp and healing brush lately

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:43 AM   #14
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Red face Ya, nice powerline there Joe.

I like the editted version better, but you should have had them repaint the blue one before you took the shot.

Also your link leads to this: "You cannot view rejection statistics for other users."

Very odd.

Perhaps you have spent too much time with the dude with the clock around his neck and picked up a contact high from his clothes.
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Here is my version - rotated 1 degree CCW, and that hideous power line assembly removed. I have been learning a lot about using the clone stamp and healing brush lately

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Frankly, I'll leave the cloning out of pertinent details (power lines/poles, GE engines, etc.) to other people. You guys are the ones with the problem with the poles and wires. I have decided I like the shot as is (with a CCW rotation that I didn't applly in the first one) and am leaving it on my Flickr page.

I come from a photojournalism background, even if it is mostly TV. If I turned in a no-pole version of this shot to my old editor that I freelanced for, that would have been the last time they returned my phone calls. You guys get too crazy worrying about elements you can't really control.
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While you may not care at this point I will have to agree with the others. The power pole really detracts from the scene. While it is true you can't always escape them it is good practice to try to avoid them when possible. Especially the gnarly beast in your photo. I would also agree with Jim. Ted- Good work with the clone tool. Not perfect but damn good! haha. In conclusion, Joe, your signature really sums it up. Just nothing there to work with.

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You guys are the ones with the problem with the poles and wires.
And we should express that problem if we have it. After all, you submitted a shot to RP to be viewed by an audience. If you don't want to hear the opinion of that audience, then why submit to RP?

I think the thread title is pretty clear in asking us what our opinion is.
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That's crazy talk to me. The power poles were there. The trains met there. I wanted this angle to catch the meet. So what would you have done?
Obviously, the next time you go to shoot there you should take along a chainsaw and cut down the power poles so they don't intefere with the shot!

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If you don't want to hear the opinion of that audience, then why submit to RP?
You're taking my comments wrong. I didn't say I didn't want to hear what you guys were saying about the poles and wires. I just think you're wrong about them.

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You're taking my comments wrong. I didn't say I didn't want to hear what you guys were saying about the poles and wires. I just think you're wrong about them.

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You're taking my comments wrong. I didn't say I didn't want to hear what you guys were saying about the poles and wires. I just think you're wrong about them.

Touche.
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