Old 02-20-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95487 was rejected for bad cropping and bad angle, so was http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95416

but hear is the funny thing i sumbited these photos before my brother uploaded a photo that is really the same exact photo http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94943
i believe this is a case of discrimination, i might be going over the top hear but i'm outraged due to this.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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On the first shot, try trimming some of the space behind the Bluebonnet. The space between the rear unit and the edge of frame is greater that the front unit and edge of frame.

For the second one, your brother's doesn't have that roof overhang in the left of his shot. Get rid of that and you may have something, but don't be surprised if it gets rejected for 'similar shot' criteria.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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They do that often. I've sent in a shot of a train, and it gets rejected, then my friend sends a very similar one in and it gets accepted.
One time, a friend of mine sent in a photo of a train and it got accepted. Then another person at the exact same place as my friend gets an extremely similar photo accepted, and my friend's is DELETED!
That was really a sad day for RP.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:45 AM   #4
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Joe:

When you took this shot, you:

a) Took it today
b) Waited until its one-year anniversary and submitted it
c) Jumped in your DeLorean and traveled back in time to get it

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94953

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Old 02-20-2005, 04:17 AM   #5
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i believe this is a case of discrimination, i might be going over the top hear but i'm outraged due to this.
Outraged because of a rejection? Re-examining your priorities might be a good idea. There are over 4,000 photos of NS Dash 9's in the database. Is it really all that important for another wedgie shot of one to be added? Is your only goal to have your photos accepted to the Railpictures database? If so, then you've lost sight of why you're involved in railroad photography (and quite possibly a sense of reality).

Discrimination you say? Give me a break. Maybe this what leads me to believe that there is a MAJOR loss of your sense of reality. Just because your photo gets rejected and another gets accepted doesn't mean jack. Taking a rejection personal and then whining about it doesn't help any. Learning from a rejection and making yourself a better photographer does. As a wise man once said, "Those that can do. Those that can't whine about it."
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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There's always some subjectivity in acceptance, of course, and absolute consistency is impossible, especially with multiple screeners.

I do think that often the real rejection reason is a gut 'I don't like it' by the screener and they just put the first thing that comes to them as a canned reason.

I highly doubt any personal discrimination has occurred.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:45 AM   #7
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What I see with http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95487 is a lot of dead space behind the BNSF unit. Also, the shot appears a little soft, but that could be my tired eyes veiwing a lap top. Also, the dude is a little disconcerting. Now I like peple in my shots and wish I couldget them in more than I do. But this guy needs to be doing something like climbing on or off the train. At the very least, he should not have his back facing us. Doubtful that he stood like this for very long.

The second shot http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95416 is better because the man with his back to us is gone from his spot previous. However, since I imagine in this shot, he's walking toward us, I may have let him get across the tracks so that his legs aren't cut off. Also, the aforementioned awning or whatever it is is distracting.

Your brothers shot http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=94943 is more asthetically pleasing because of the lack of the awning, the image is sharper, the man is not taking anything away from the shot and the space behind the train is more enticing somehow.

Hey, I tell you, when I get a shot rejected, there are times I have to get up from the computer and walk around some. It's hard not to take it personally, esp. if you're really connected to a shot. we've all been there. In fact, I imagine a lot of my newest shots will be rejected as I just invested in a new wide angle lens. I feel some "Bad Angle" or "Unlevel Horizon" shots coming my way.

In the end, we should all work to be better photogs regardless of how many shots get accepted at some web site or not.

and please remind me of this when I come in here bitching!


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Old 02-20-2005, 05:35 AM   #8
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I agree with Joe and cmherndon and their opinions. It is hard at times and I'm sure many of us do it including myself of taking it personnally. But it better just take a moment, live and learn from what comments you get back and then try again. Good luck
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:51 PM   #9
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It isn't about the dash 9 I wanted this photo to be accepted, it is due to the power behind it, a blue bonnet is very rare in NC plus it isnt my life to have my photos to be put on railpics, you are just making false assumption strying to degrade me for putting the orgnial post so due to that you should be ashamed of yourself.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:34 PM   #10
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It was your tone, dude. Check it at the door.
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Old 02-20-2005, 04:16 PM   #11
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LOL, thanks Chris. I fixed the date on my shot.

[sarcastic]It's a good thing all the other photos from that day got rejected, otherwise I woulda had to fix the year on all those shots.[/sarcastic] :P

I really like these two, but it was cloudy so I didn't appeal:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95524
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95528
This was just some nice power: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=95536
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Old 02-20-2005, 08:12 PM   #12
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It isn't about the dash 9 I wanted this photo to be accepted, it is due to the power behind it
Then perhaps you should have gone for more of a side shot if it was possible. For example, I wanted people to see the second unit on this train, so I made sure to get a wider shot to put a little more emphasis on it:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=78226

Compare that with this one of the same train:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=78441

Yours is more in line with the second of my two shots with the lead unit being the stand-out subject in the photo. Just something to think about...
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