Old 03-21-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Personally, I often find the rejects more interesting than the accepted ones. Here's one of mine. Bonus points if you can guess the reject reason without looking:

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yes, I could tell why it was rejected before the picture even fully loaded, Why do you even bother uploading something like that?
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Yes, I could tell why it was rejected before the picture even fully loaded, Why do you even bother uploading something like that?
OK. This is when you show us one of your rejects.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #4
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Aside from the ungodly green tint to the picture, the train is too centered as well.
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The photo may suffer from poor color, bad contrast, blurriness, but damnit it is not too centered!
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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The problem with a rejection thread such as this is that RP rejections are "perishable". If the thread goes on for more than a few days, folks will click the first few posts and give up on the whole thread, because they cannot see the photos.

If folks desire to show off their RP rejects, it would be better to post actual images than RP rejection links.
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If folks desire to show off their RP rejects, it would be better to post actual images than RP rejection links.
Good idea. I don't have one handy, but here's a bad photo I recently took with the camera on Auto. Auto is a dumbass. BTW, I did NOT submit this one.

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OK. This is when you show us one of your rejects.
I dont upload stuff like that, so I cant show you one of my rejects that is so blue it looks like it was taken underwater. (not to mention the other flaws)
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Well, since you are incapable of taking a bad shot, this thread won't do you much good.
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Well, since you are incapable of taking a bad shot, this thread won't do you much good.
I didn't say I am incapable of taking a bad shot, but I am incapable of submitting something is highly tinted blue and not fixing it before submission. That's why photoshop and the like exist...
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Well, since you are incapable of taking a bad shot, this thread won't do you much good.
How will this tread do anyone much good? How does it help to see a bunch of bad shots? There are plenty enough here already ...
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There aren't many bad shots here. Lots of boring ones, but not bad, technically.

Plus, if I see a lousy shot, I'm not going to start a thread and say "how did this POS get accepted?" I'd be willing to put my own POS up for viewing.

Anyway, forget it. I guess I'm the only one who likes to look at "train wrecks."
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For what it's worth, Hatchet, the image you did not submit probably stood a better chance of being accepted than the image you did submit.

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There aren't many bad shots here. Lots of boring ones, but not bad, technically.
I meant the forums.
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For what it's worth, Hatchet, the image you did not submit probably stood a better chance of being accepted than the image you did submit.
I don't particulary feel the need to justify an admittedly lousy shot, but that was taken through the window of a moving train with green tinted windows. I was able to Photoshop a similar picture well enough to get accepted. This one I cannot get the color right for some reason. I tried to get the shot on RP for the Metra "buffs" out there who might be interested in that private club car. Sometimes when it's 11:00 at night and you've wasted an hour or two processing a photo, it starts to look "not so bad."
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I meant the forums.
Well, if your pictures are good enough, they get accepted, and you don't need the help of forumites.

It has always amazed me how experienced, knowledgable people (and that is true of every profession/hobby/business/industry/whatnot) always loose sight of how everyone has to start somewhere.
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A lot of it has to do with the know-it-all attitude many come here with...but I presume some of it has to do with wanting to stay better than people.
Anyways, enjoy one from me: (Almost all my photos have been rejected at one time or another, funnily enough)


Now that I look at it with a calibrated moniter...whoah. No wonder.
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Well, if your pictures are good enough, they get accepted, and you don't need the help of forumites.

It has always amazed me how experienced, knowledgable people (and that is true of every profession/hobby/business/industry/whatnot) always loose sight of how everyone has to start somewhere.
You have me all wrong, and then some.

I have never lost sight of that, and I help out plenty.

All I was saying is that we didn't need a thread that featured lots of sub par shots, as we already see plenty on the forums. I am not complaining about the appearance of those shots in other threads here, the threads asking questions about how to do better. Those shots and threads are a good part of what this forum is all about.

Displaying a bunch of bad shots is not particularly helpful in getting better, unless people want critiques of those shots. Those sorts of critiques already happen elsewhere here. I didn't see the point of this thread, but of course the thread will continue or not regardless of my view, which was a response to some language in one post here.
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You have me all wrong, and then some.

I have never lost sight of that, and I help out plenty.
I'm glad to see that it is me who is in the wrong. I interpreted your comment as sarcasm. My apologies. I was a bit surprised to see you post that comment, because you indeed are always one to help others (including me).

I think the idea of this thread is OK, it's just presented the wrong way. This should be "show us a shot that was rejected but that you are proud of anyway", not "post a rejected picture"...
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Matt, was that rejected for Bad Color (oversaturation)?
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To fix it, - saturation on cyan and blue channel.

There, happy?
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I think Matt's photo was one of the first to get the new "Candyland" rejection.
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How will this tread do anyone much good? How does it help to see a bunch of bad shots? There are plenty enough here already ...
My thoughts exactly, J. The thread really isn't beneficial to the forums. I don't understand it's purpose other than to display photos that were rejected and that doesn't seem like fun.

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You have me all wrong, and then some.

I have never lost sight of that, and I help out plenty.

Displaying a bunch of bad shots is not particularly helpful in getting better, unless people want critiques of those shots. Those sorts of critiques already happen elsewhere here. I didn't see the point of this thread, but of course the thread will continue or not regardless of my view, which was a response to some language in one post here.
J, I think you probably help out here more than ANYBODY.

I would also concur with your assessment. The only point in displaying shots with one or more technical flaws is to improve them. I can't imagine why anyone would patronize a thread in which poor quality photos are displayed simply for viewing "pleasure". There are plenty of other sites that display such pictures as their standard fare. We can provide links if folks are interested in seeing stuff with awful color casts, overexposure, unlevel, bad composition, blurry.....etc.

On the other hand, we have had some interesting rejection threads in which photographers posted photos that were technically OK, but just didn't fit the RP mold. I'm talking cloudy day, PEQ, going away, odd angle, shot between the rails, etc. We've all got 'em. Those can indeed be interesting.
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