Old 07-19-2005, 06:50 AM   #1
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Greetings,

Been shooting trains for some time now, but have just gotten to seeing if any pass RP.net's mustre. I'm happy to say several of my efforts have gone through, but it's also interesting to note what hasn't.

This image, for instance, didn't make it past the screeners:

http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~mk/trains/milw35a-snow.jpg

Primarily because they felt the image size was below minimum size: I appealed and they then said that appeared underexposed (any more exposure and the snow would blow out) and it was not "level." Is there a minimum file size in kilobytes?

I'm not upset about it, as I can see the above image isn't what RP.net is looking for - I've got a half dozen images that don't do anything for me, but RP.net took. Right now, a lot of the fun is in finding out what the screeners are looking for. It does give me things to think about the next time I'm trackside.

I just keep in the back of my head that this image, while not what RP.net is looking for, will be included in my portfolio. It is nice to get some constructive feedback on my railroad photography too. Happy shooting,
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:21 AM   #2
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because they felt the image size was below minimum size:
By that, it means that the photo should be closer to 800 x 600 (or 600 x 800).

Very interesting view of that locomotive...
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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I dont know though, certain photo's such as that one you cant really get to be 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 because then it wouldnt be cropped right. Overall I think its a prety cool photo.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:10 PM   #4
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By that, it means that the photo should be closer to 800 x 600 (or 600 x 800).
Okay, that makes sense. I usually try to go for 700 pixels since most medium-sized monitors have a little less than 800 pixels to spare for the web browser and I want it to fit in a single window. But, that might be an unnecessary concern. For my future submissions with more simplified, graphic design qualities, I'll try that and see what happens.

Thanks for the input,

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Old 07-19-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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Always strive for a minimum of 800 x 600, the screeners do make exceptions from time to time based on the photo. But as to specifics I donot know what they are. As to the photo itself I like it, nice shot...
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:55 AM   #6
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I like the 1024 by 7XX up to 768 when ever I can . . . as a image size. At times the 7xx number may go near the high 600's on a long TTX Flat car or 80 foot special. But other than such the standard fare 800 x 600 and the one I noted just work best here.
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