Old 05-07-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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This is one day I feel like "the Big Hurt". I submitted 10 pix, and went 0-10. I'd like opinions on some of the rejects. Some I know were not the greatest to begin with, but opinions are welcome.http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=520687&key=0

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=520696
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=520698
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=520737


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Old 05-07-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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Well, #1, because you focused on the locomotive, so much of the shot feels out of focus, so I assume that's why the reject.

#2, I'd appeal, I don't really see any issues here.

None of the rest of the links work, since there is no key provided.

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Old 05-07-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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1. I would have chosen all of the reasons the screener chose, as well as bad angle since the myriad of overhead lines in that location really detract from the photo. As far as the bad color rejection goes, the entire photo has a green hue. The heat distortion and blurry reasons speak for themselves.

2. Same green tint, although I don't see the blur. I would have nailed it for composition/balance though, since the true subject of the photo (NS 2752) is way off to the left and very poorly located in the frame.

I can't see the rest either... please repost the links with their appropriate key.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:15 PM   #4
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The lighting is poor on #2. It's dead on the nose, but the side light is bad. The color on #1 is bad, but probably fxable. Train coming toward us might be too far away though.


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Old 05-08-2008, 12:40 AM   #5
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Oddly, I can see some but not others, even some of those without a key.

1: NS passing a train at Hummelstown. I find it generally unsharp, looks like shallow DoF. Ballast looks bad.

2: couldn't open

3: NS passing again, but not the head on, the wedge view. Looks OK, a bit dull, maybe a bit more saturation? Maybe a bluer sky in particular (so maybe a different white balance coming out of RAW)?

3: The crossing gate fragment in the foreground doesn't work for me. Out of focus and just plain uninteresting and distracting. Also, you chose an angle that emphasizes the ugly overhead wires.

4: couldn't open

5: Bridge: My main complaint is the bad lighting that goes along with high sun, harsh, unattractive. Foreground clutter - the grass, too close, too boring yet distracting. Soft: yup.

6: couldn't open.

Haven't seen too much of your stuff Mark. Good to see more coming.

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:50 AM   #6
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Thanks for the input. It's the 1st time I've been able to get out in months. I'm going to try and resend the rejects that wouldn't open.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:53 AM   #7
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I still get the incorrect key message...

Well, I'm not a big fan of the shadow in the foreground... the nose light is marginal and the color seems a little off on the noses of the locos. Not too sure what I would do here...

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Thanks for the input. It's the 1st time I've been able to get out in months. I'm going to try and resend the rejects that wouldn't open.
Mark

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=568909728
First one, it's a wider version of the other shot, the other is cropped better.
Second one, lots of deep shadows on the nose/pilot. Cool shot, probably never gets into RP, but very nice.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:25 AM   #9
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I don't have any amazing insights--but I wanted to say thanks for the nostalgic trip back home.
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