Old 04-10-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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Here's a few links for some shots taken over the last few months, I'll post my concerns for why it might get rejected.

Any Potential?

Might get backlit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60740274@N06/5604550276/

Cloudy (Even though the sun was partially showing) and possible cropping issues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60740274@N06/5584374058/

Composition issues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60740274@N06/5551106353/

Cropping issues: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60740274@N06/5540683015/

Might get Blurry rejection, even though it's meant to be blurred, also maybe image too dark?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60740274@N06/5603897852/
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:37 PM   #2
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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the SOO 6050 shot! Needs minor work, thats about it. Great shot man. The others....eh, they might have some issues getting in. Usually when you think it's going to get rejected, it will .

1st one, you hit it right on the nose.....or lack thereof lol.
2nd one, great. Absolutely beautiful.
3rd one, foreground clutter (The trucks are hidden)
4th one, light is very harsh
5th one, it's a toss up. It seems as though this site is on the fence with these sort of shots.

Not bad all together, like I said 2nd one....the best out of them all. Really pops, great job.

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Old 04-11-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
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#2 is badly over saturated. Tone that down and it should get on.
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
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# 2 needs some work. Back off the saturation and apply some shadows/highlights.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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#2 is the gem. Throw the others out. Also, you might want to work on the cropping because it is in the very middle of the frame (up and down). The only other one that is likely to get on is the one of SOO 6036 and I don't think it is worth uploading, and it would need some work with cropping.

EDIT: You have a good deal of noise in the second shot that you're going to need to remove.
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