Old 04-28-2010, 04:17 AM   #1
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So, do the screeners generally take into account "special power", "lighting situations", etc before they reject on a technicality? I know this isn't an amazing shot, but it is great power, and it was doing 40mph, and there was almost no useable light left. Is the cropping really that bad?

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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I don't see the cropping to be a major problem, but instead the quality of the image. It's pretty poor. I see a lot of noise/grain and an unappealing blown out sky.

I'd let this one go.

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Old 04-28-2010, 04:40 AM   #3
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...but you need to take into consideration the number of images of the NS Fs that have been on put on this website with good light. It's like photos of any other special movement on RP. Do we really need 100 photos of the same train? No. So the screeners choose the better photos. There are photos in the database of the same train in better light.

So, yes they do take into account special power and lighting situations, but the NS business train doesn't fall under that catagory.

And no, the cropping isn't THAT bad, but it's not what RP is looking for. The train's dead center in the photo. Not a bad photo though.
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So, do the screeners generally take into account "special power",
There are 349 shots of the NS 4270 in the database, not taking into account any that may be mislabeled. This shot *may* have made it in on March 27, 2007, the day before the first shot of it made it onto RP. But on April 27, 2010, it's just a ho hum badly light, PIQ shot of an NS OCS train.
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Crop out the sun its not helping you at all. Don't rush and get it looking right if you can.
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Try a portrait crop.
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Is the cropping really that bad?
Well, not good enough to get accepted.
It just needs to be a tighter crop - crop out the distracting bright sun and some off the top for starters. You might have to shave some off the r/h side for balance.
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To be honest, you shot it in the worst possible spot, that time of day is not the time to shoot in the middle of the woods. I dont see this one getting on. Dont feel bad, first time i got the NS F's it was rainy crappy weather, had to wait several months to get a better shot.
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For railpictures, they just look at image quality unless it is something VERY rare, like export units sitting outside the GE Erie plant. Keep in mind that just because you couldn't control yous situation otherwise, and that you did the best you could doesn't mean that they'll take a shot.
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