Old 08-06-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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Before i decide to submit the following pictures in to rp i would like some opinions as to if they will make it and if not, what can be done to possibly make them acceptable. Take note that the pictures (except the tunnel) are rare occurances and can not be easily replicated, i know RP doesn't take into account how rare a shot is, i just figured i'd through it out there.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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The first one is an overcast grab shot that I feel would get the PEQ. It's unlevel, suffers from bad light, and is cut off.

The second one has the best chance, but even at that time, I don't think that chance is very good. I find the IQ to be a bit poor, the color cast is weird, a loose crop and slightly unlevel.

The third one is really interesting, but I feel would've been executed better if zoomed in focusing on just the exhaust and the portal of the tunnel. The current crop is too loose and takes away from the only thing that catches your eye.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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I've always felt RP afforded some leeway on rare photos. I would advise writing a note to the screener explaining why it is rare.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:54 AM   #4
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Take note that the pictures (except the tunnel) are rare occurances and can not be easily replicated, i know RP doesn't take into account how rare a shot is, i just figured i'd through it out there.
What is so unusual about the movement of Strates equipment?

What is rare about a CSX engine going down the track?
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:56 AM   #5
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The strates equipment is a once a year thing, so it can't be replicated for about another year as it was departing my town to head to other locations. The CSX train was B749 a local job out of Croton, NY and it had run all the way up the Hudson line to Hudson, NY to pickup a rail train and was southbound. Normally frieght action on the Hudson east shore passenger line is limited to night time action.

Chase, that tunnel shot i made the dumb move of using the wrong lens, I should be able to repeat it as when it's just headlights it doesn't matter what engine it is. It actually was 2 Norfolk Southern wide cabs (very rare at that section of the line) bring up the James E. Strates coaches from Port Jervis, NY
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:02 AM   #6
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Normally frieght action on the Hudson west shore passenger line
I think you meant the east side.
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uhh yes i did mean east side, i constantly mix up directions when talking about the riverline, thanks.
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