Old 10-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #1
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of an appeal?

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The side is well lit and I couldn't go farther to the left because of a fence and No Trespassing signs. This was really about all I could do with it as far as nose light goes. I have never seen this thing other than when I shot it that day and I did what I could with it considering which I made mention of in the comments to screeners section.

Not at all calling out anyone here but I saw this and it makes it in. What's the difference between mine and his?

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Does mine "work" at all as far as the photo goes?

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:24 AM   #2
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For starters, I feel your crop is too tight, focusing mainly on an engine that is completely backlit (while the image in the thumbnail has a half lit nose). I think you should've shown more of the scene. Perhaps a vertical of the elevator (providing you have a lens wide enough that is capable of composing such a shot). His shot has more scenery to it and the elevation helped making for a nicely composed shot.

Just my opinion..
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:35 AM   #3
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Sometimes "best railroad photos on the 'net!" supersedes most interesting photos on the 'Net. I find your image more appealing then a perfectly lit roster shot, or even a poorly lit wreck /Darwin candidate, however. I'd like to see a better lit version of your image as the backlighting does not enhance the image to the extent your example does though that is not the best example for RP (and perhaps a good example for you to show). However, that could be an old photo or a different screener which allowed it's acceptance.

If you can show that the "catch" is rare and not likely to duplicate in better conditions, I'd appeal.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:42 AM   #4
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This looks like something that you can reshoot. Go back when the light is better?
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:47 AM   #5
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Simple the photo linked is a SD60
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No its not. Its an SD60F. Freericks will back me up on this one.
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No its not. Its an SD60F. Freericks will back me up on this one.
still the SD60 class
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Well maybe I could re-shoot it. Anything is possible. I don't think it's possible to get on the full sunny side of this operation without trespassing. I was up against a fence on my left for this shot.

Chase, Thank you for the comment and suggestion. I focused on the engine and cars because the cement silo I thought was just a large colorless cement silo. Plus it's huge.

BTW, my knack for getting a PEQ reject is solid as ever.

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The cement silo shot is fine, RP doesn't want it, their loss.

The trucks pile, it is a snapshot in harsh contrast light. Regarding the light, for something like that you don't want full sun because so much of the shot turns into black holes. Regarding the snapshot, I see no composition here. Think about it, take various angles, look for something that creates a pattern or lines of some sort.
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No its not. Its an SD60F. Freericks will back me up on this one.
Aren't all SDs basically the exact same model (from SD7 to SD70Ace)?


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Aren't all SDs basically the exact same model (from SD7 to SD70Ace)?

Yep, they're all basically upgraded GP7's.

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Well maybe I could re-shoot it. Anything is possible. I don't think it's possible to get on the full sunny side of this operation without trespassing. I was up against a fence on my left for this shot.

Chase, Thank you for the comment and suggestion. I focused on the engine and cars because the cement silo I thought was just a large colorless cement silo. Plus it's huge.

BTW, my knack for getting a PEQ reject is solid as ever.

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The PEQ is nice! Just needs a different approach. The crop is too tight.. I think an ultra wide perspective would be nice with some sort of unique composition. Not sure if that's doable, just a suggestion.

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My .02c take. Wheels on one third frames on another with green top and bottom.

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