Old 02-09-2014, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Well, yeah, I know, but still....

Yeah, going strictly by RP's narrow definition -- or perhaps it's actually a broad definition -- this is poor lighting and backlit

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But, really?
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:26 AM   #2
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Yes, really. Do it in better light.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:29 AM   #3
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Should I call BNSF or CSX to get the west coast power on a run through train on a shortline in South Carolina?



Seriously, I know that for RP, they think this shot is horribly lit.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:31 AM   #4
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The "nose" of the covered bridge is backlit and looks bad. Try shadows work on it and on the bridge in general.

Not sure about the overall contrast. Thought it was off but looked at it more closely and not sure.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:53 AM   #5
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The "nose" of the covered bridge is backlit and looks bad. Try shadows work on it and on the bridge in general.
That, and:

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Yes, really. Do it in better light.
Otherwise - a fine shot. I like the setting and composition.

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Should I call BNSF or CSX to get the west coast power on a run through train on a shortline in South Carolina?

If it's indeed as rare as you imply... appeal (good luck)

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Seriously, I know that for RP, they think this shot is horribly lit.
Shoot it at night with a flash. O'Winston Link figured that out long ago.


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Except for loco nose in shadow, everything is perfect. Perhaps they should add specific reason like "poor nose light on Loco" or "Loco nose-backlit".
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Except for loco nose in shadow, everything is perfect. Perhaps they should add specific reason like "poor nose light on Loco" or "Loco nose-backlit".
As noted twice - the covered bridge portal is completely in shadows with no detail what so ever.

Add a specific reason???

We can't even get admin to add CW /CCW or Perspective to the unlevel reason.

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As noted twice - the covered bridge portal is completely in shadows with no detail what so ever.
I think it is balancing the image with brightly colored locos which is the main subject here........Just my opinion. Should differ from person to person.
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I prefer the foot bridge in the shot, but I bet if I had gone for a standard train on bridge wedgie, it stood a better chance of getting in. It's on Flickr now. With how Explore is over there lately, it could have 10,000 hits by Monday or 250.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:12 AM   #10
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I won't add nothing to what have been said: it's a fine shot.
I think is one of those shots that are worth shooting despite the light, even if it doesn't fit RP rules.
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Legit rejection

But at the same time, I bet the same screener let this one on... wtf?

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:20 PM   #12
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Troy;

You're not pulling me into this. The CPDR shot from above is from 1992. I'm glad it made it. I might never have seen it otherwise.
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You're not pulling me into this. The CPDR shot from above is from 1992. I'm glad it made it. I might never have seen it otherwise.
1992 is sooooo long ago isnt it? It's a poor shot. 20 years ago to me does not meet the "historical threshold" where they start accepting junk like that.
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1992 is sooooo long ago isnt it? It's a poor shot. 20 years ago to me does not meet the "historical threshold" where they start accepting junk like that.
I stand a better chance at getting a BNSF GEVO on the Greenville & Western than Pete Greischar has repeating his shot. The South Carolina Central unit is razors now and the 8379 is off roster, repainted and in Virginia. Again, I'm glad his shot got on. It's the first one I had seen with the logo on the CPDR after it's repaint.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:13 PM   #16
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Just reshoot it in the morning for perfect sunlight. BNSF, NS, whatever. You can get perfect lighting at this scene and there's no reason not to.
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Just reshoot it in the morning for perfect sunlight. BNSF, NS, whatever. You can get perfect lighting at this scene and there's no reason not to.
I just liked the idea of the western power on the bridge. CSX power is common on it and there are a few pictures of shortline power on it, too, including one by me --

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Wow... A BNSF GEVO. Wow. So rare.
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Should I call BNSF or CSX to get the west coast power on a run through train on a shortline in South Carolina?
Tell the screeners that Ant Davis didn't take the time to switch the power around for them to hit you with the backlit rejection... May time to play kiss ass? (I'm sure my rejection rate just increased).
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Its not bad compared to some of the absolute garbage that has got on lately. I dont know if thats a reason for acceptance or not though.
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Wow... A BNSF GEVO. Wow. So rare.
Nice sarcasm. I know Anthony and the guys in South Carolina runs them practically every other day on the Greenville & Western.

It really wasn't about the rarity (or lack thereof) as much as it was about whether the lack of direct sun on 5% of the train really detracted that mcuh from the voerall scene. (Although point granted about the bridge)

I like the shot. It's on Flickr now. Life goes on.
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