Old 04-28-2010, 10:11 PM   #26
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Lightbulb I suggest

Take that image, crop it like this and re-submit. If they don't take it, appeal cause it is good enough to get it.

I just think the extra stuff around the edges detracts from what is going on in the window.

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:26 AM   #27
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Okay, totally off topic, but if I were you, I'd try re-shooting the scene, only with a pan. RP would probably go for a well-executed, sharp pan shot than one like these. I don't think it is RP material, but personally, I like them-keep the good shots coming!
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:01 PM   #28
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Instead of asking us, ask yourself if you've seen this type of image in the database.

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is it not in the database because it's not in the RP mold, or because no one's thought of it before?

I ask this question all the time. A PEQ does not mean it's not going to be accepted.
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Just because it hasn't been seen before doesn't mean it won't be accepted.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:33 AM   #29
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I agree. Chase's advice is way off base. Its all about pushing envelope. Why be satisfied with what is on here?
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The shot doesn't thumbnail well. It's a poor crop of a cut-off coach, and the window is too dark to tell there's someone standing there unless you blow it up. Feels like a grab shot to me.

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Loo ks cut off to m e as well.

What makes the similar photo on RP acceptable (in my opinion) is the fact that some key subjects are not cut off. "Metra" is shown in full AND, there are no other subjects which seem to suggest your eyes follow other then the crossing however, the "meat" of the crossing is shown and adds some action /excitement to the image.

For your image to work better, I'd try to crop or re-shoot in such a way that key elements are not cut off. Perhaps loosing the "INGTON" and even the stainless steel stripe behind it since it leads the eye off the frame without a "bumper" to reset the eye back to the subject at hand.

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Loo ks cut off to m e as well.

What makes the similar photo on RP acceptable (in my opinion) is the fact that some key subjects are not cut off. "Metra" is shown in full AND, there are no other subjects which seem to suggest your eyes follow other then the crossing however, the "meat" of the crossing is shown and adds some action /excitement to the image.

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you're talking about...
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That poses some challenges! This is the 5:10 train and the angle of the sun is almost directly west. So... to shoot it at the station to get a sharp photo and pull back, I've just got a larger cut-off. I could try at the crossing, but would have to pan. It's not an easy crossing to pan AND include some of the crossing. I'm going to look at another station to catch this train that's still accessible. Thanks for the insight!

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what's the picture #?
The one you brought up. In my opinion, though, even that one has a chopped feel to it.

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it's a daytime shot without the crossing warning similar to
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:20 AM   #34
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a possibility...
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a possibility...
Half a coach, poor lighting, fence in the way.

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Half a coach, poor lighting, fence in the way.

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exactly....
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