Old 03-12-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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I scoped this area out and wanted to get the structure with the date it in, but it got rejected for bad "bad cropping" so is there anyway I could crop it to make it any better ??

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=495193&key=0

I tried a different view cropping the structure out all together but that got rejected for "Horizon Unlevel" the train was in a super at the time so I see it impossible to realistically level it.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:19 AM   #2
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Regarding the second one, if by "super" you mean a superelevated curve, well, it sure looks in the shot like the power and cars are in a line so it's hard to believe they are in the middle of a curve requiring superelevation. At any rate, if you rotated it so the vertical lines on the nose were actually vertical, I think it would work.

Regarding the first one, I think the underlying problem is that you were too close to the milepost. Chopping off its bottom does you no favors. Allowing the train to get so far to the right that it "touched" the milepost doesn't help either. In general, the milepost is too in-your-face for my tastes.

But a worthy location for a re-do! It will be nice!
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:57 AM   #3
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I'd also take a brush cutter for the stuff on the left.
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The sign or the brush limbs kill it for rp.net.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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. Allowing the train to get so far to the right that it "touched" the milepost doesn't help either. In general, the milepost is too in-your-face for my tastes.

But a worthy location for a re-do! It will be nice!
Well since I had taken several shots, I resubmitted with the lead engine back a bit from the marker like you suggested, but that got rejected for "Poor lighting Cloudy"! now if you look, the sky is blue and there are shadows on the rails, I appealed but it got rejected with no comments,
You know I don't mind a rejection that can be justified, but when they start rejecting the same photo with different rejections every time it makes you wonder how well they really look at these before they hit the reject button,
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You know I don't mind a rejection that can be justified, but when they start rejecting the same photo with different rejections every time it makes you wonder how well they really look at these before they hit the reject button,
Well, it is quite common for a shot to be rejected for one reason, fixed, and then rejected for a second reason. Like it or not, that is RP. My impression is that the screeners have so many shots to look at that if they see a problem sommetimes they click and move on without further evaluating the shot.
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People should use the comments to screeners (assuming they read the comments) to explain previous rejections, reasons for composition/lighting, or what has been correct since the last submission.

I think the first photo would look better as a vertical. That would cut out the tree limbs and the kilometre post and leave the date on the small bridge.
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