Old 03-20-2011, 03:58 AM   #1
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Question Ok it's centered, so what?

Usually centering something is a no no, but in this case I think it is appropriate.

What do you think?

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Old 03-20-2011, 04:50 AM   #2
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This isn't meant to be a jerk statement, I'm only asking cause people would still consider me a noob at railfanning, what's so special about this?
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #3
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As in the trailer sitting on the flat car.*

If the trailer is something super special then that's fine, but if it's just so so special then I feel like the picture is showcasing more truck and trailer stuff than it is actual railroad.
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As in the trailer sitting on the flat car.*

If the trailer is something super special then that's fine, but if it's just so so special then I feel like the picture is showcasing more truck and trailer stuff than it is actual railroad.
I you are putting together the FedEx Calendar for the year, then this might be relevant - right?

Just pretend you are doing that.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:02 AM   #5
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This is my opinion so bare with me here.

If I was putting together a FedEx calendar, then I wouldn't have a problem at all using this cause I think it looks pretty sweet.

Now if I took this picture and asked myself, would this be accepted to railpictures, then I would tell myself no, only because like I said earlier that it's showcasing more FedEx trailers than trains.
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This is my opinion so bare with me here.

If I was putting together a FedEx calendar, then I wouldn't have a problem at all using this cause I think it looks pretty sweet.

Now if I took this picture and asked myself, would this be accepted to railpictures, then I would tell myself no, only because like I said earlier that it's showcasing more FedEx trailers than trains.
Right.

But the rejection was for bad cropping, not PEQ (let me know if you don't know what that is) which is why I asked the question.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:11 AM   #7
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Oh trust me I do haha, I've had many PEQ's in my time.

For the bad cropping, I think they might mean more in terms of shooting the picture, I say because the entire flat car isn't in the picture. If you took this about 2 or 3 seconds earlier then it might've helped IMO. You might say well that shouldn't matter because the focus isn't on the flat car but on the trailer, you have to think in terms of the screener who doesn't know that the focus is on the FedEx trailer.

Does that make sense?
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[QUOTE Usually centering something is a no no, but in this case I think it is appropriate.

What do you think?
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It needs Mr Stewart swinging on the brake wheel.
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[QUOTE Usually centering something is a no no, but in this case I think it is appropriate.

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It needs Mr Stewart swinging on the brake wheel.
That is the problem about playing with toys....

Nobody takes you seriously.

BTW, I have a brake wheel off a well car so Mr. Stewart could play with that I suppose.

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I don't care for the image. It's not for RP, simple as that. Put it aside, I wanna see more Mr. Stewart!

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That is the problem about playing with toys....

Nobody takes you seriously.

BTW, I have a brake wheel off a well car so Mr. Stewart could play with that I suppose.

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Maybe you should try panning it next time.
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Maybe you should try panning it next time.
Well I don't want to makes excuses, but my rear view mirror was in the way and there was no road to follow the train down...

And I could not find an 11 year old to drive the car for me and most importantly....


There was that problem with the hill on the right.
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It works, but I think it would work better following the rule of thirds just a tad smidge more.

It doesn't necessarily stand out - especially on a site like RP. Try Asphaltpictures.net. Or Fedexpic.net. Or... GettyImages.com : )

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Well I don't want to makes excuses, but my rear view mirror was in the way and there was no road to follow the train down...

And I could not find an 11 year old to drive the car for me and most importantly....


There was that problem with the hill on the right.
Oh okay I see what you did there.
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Well I don't want to makes excuses, but my rear view mirror was in the way and there was no road to follow the train down...

And I could not find an 11 year old to drive the car for me and most importantly....


There was that problem with the hill on the right.
He said panning, not pacing. Your mirror shouldn't be in the way if you're standing OUTSIDE the vehicle doing a pan.
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Right.

But the rejection was for bad cropping, not PEQ (let me know if you don't know what that is) which is why I asked the question.
I am with Chase why would you want it on RP? Your at the point your just testing them to see if you can. It would be a big long shot to get it on and would get a low views?
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I you are putting together the FedEx Calendar for the year, then this might be relevant - right?

Just pretend you are doing that.
Do you really think people would want to look at that photo for a month?
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I think it needs to have a tighter crop. A little too much dead space for me.
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I don't care for the image. It's not for RP, simple as that. Put it aside, I wanna see more Mr. Stewart!
I agree with 3/4s of this statement. I don't need to see anymore Mr. Stewart. As for the original image, HG, I'm curious as to what you think makes it worthy of RP.
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Do you really think people would want to look at that photo for a month?
Trailers are a part of railroading.

Why is that so abstract?

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At this point I am convinced that someone will look at just about anything.

Further, anything can get a PCA on this Site.

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As for my shot, it was just one of those grabs that I sort of liked.

I liked the dirt cut behind it and I will probably shoot a proper shot with that cut next time I am up there.


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I think it needs to have a tighter crop. A little too much dead space for me.

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I agree with 3/4s of this statement. I don't need to see anymore Mr. Stewart. As for the original image, HG, I'm curious as to what you think makes it worthy of RP.
"I" think it is interesting from the trailer point of view and yes it is on a railroad and all that.

Sure it is not this:

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But do we really need more of that?

The only reason why I shot that is because a group of us have been trying to get a shot accepted with those bridge railings in the foreground for more than a year.

They just didn't like those railings - I guess because it does not look like a real bridge.

Here is what it looks like from below:

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....... Or... GettyImages.com : )/Mitch
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Trailers are a part of railroading.

Why is that so abstract?

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Please tell me you didn't just compare your truck trailer shot to Steve's shot, which is completely unlike your shot.

By the way...I've always wondered...what and where is a "holloran grade?"
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Trailers are a part of railroading.

Why is that so abstract?

Image © Steve Schmollinger
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Photograph © Steve Schmollinger


At this point I am convinced that someone will look at just about anything.

Further, anything can get a PCA on this Site.
Not that it matters, but I didn't get that shot either. It's nothing more than a grab shot from an overpass. That said, comparing it to your shot is a stretch...
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I like the Schmollinger shot, it shows the scene. It isn't just a grab shot, it reasonably incorporates all the elements in the scene. Not a noteworthy composition, but a decent capture. And as it is colorful, I like it. It isn't more than that. Perhaps I react to the term "grab shot" which implies a lack of care and I see some care here.

As for the original shot in the thread, I see it as a roster car shot with distracting background and foreground elements. Too tight to be an interesting shot of the trailing end of a train disappearing behind a hill, too much distraction in the background, and foreground obstruction, to be a good roster. I don't mind car shots or train end shots, but Robert's version does not work for me.
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