Old 01-10-2019, 02:09 AM   #1
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Default Why do all my snow shots get rejected for "Cloudy/Common"

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I have had other Amtrak/snow shots rejected. Why does Railpictures.net have to be so picky?

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Old 01-10-2019, 02:34 AM   #2
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Trying not to be mean, but snow is white, not gray. You should increase the exposure more. For the composition part on the first one, don't center the primary interest in the middle of the composition unless you have great supporting details on the sides. It also appears to be needing some leveling work. The second one is also an awkward composition and will probably be rejected for that if you fix the exposure and resubmit.

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Why does Railpictures.net have to be so picky?

RP would not be RP if they were not picky! Just go back into the forum archives and see for yourself!

In the first I would also trim that one distracting weed considerably.

The second is like a moving roster shot. I honestly don't see it getting accepted.
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A better location would help, location appears very hemmed in leaving very little flexibility in composition and room for only engine and a car or two.

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You're likelier to get shots like these accepted if snow was falling at the time of your shot - just snow on the ground, combined with a common train/power is unlikely to get accepted. As Loyd mentioned, these shots need their exposure raised, though either way I don't see them getting on.
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I have had other Amtrak/snow shots rejected. Why does Railpictures.net have to be so picky?
If they weren't so picky, there'd be a bunch shitty photos on this site. That's what flickr and rrpicarchives is for.
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If they weren't so picky, there'd be a bunch shitty photos on this site. That's what flickr and rrpicarchives is for.
With that attitude, you would have loved hanging out with Doug Lilly, Bob Jordan, and me in Western Springs Sunday night.

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If they weren't so picky, there'd be a bunch shitty photos on this site. That's what flickr and rrpicarchives is for.
Lots of pics on here can be better than they are. I download them just for practice. Often a single click can do the job.
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The coming at me shot was accepted which was nice, I was a little worried, but I liked the going away shot more, thought it had a chance but knew was uphill.

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The coming at me shot was accepted which was nice, I was a little worried, but I liked the going away shot more, thought it had a chance but knew was uphill.

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This one is quite soft which lessens the impact significantly. Your accepted one was far better technically, even though it's not your favorite.

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The coming at me shot was accepted which was nice, I was a little worried, but I liked the going away shot more, thought it had a chance but knew was uphill.

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Thanks for letting us know that that rejection reason is still in play!
On mine if wasn't so old I could have moved position and changed my shutter speed, checked focus and then have a sharp going away reject. Really thinking of getting a drone, heck with that standing in the cold shooting moving trains at night. With all the rail yards around Chicago I should be in the top 5 lickity split. (That's and old guy saying).

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I was scared to death to fly my drone up there. Airspace restrictions out the wazoo, and that wind. I would like to attempt the grain facility at Ransom again though.

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Thanks for letting us know that...
...some photographers get, shall we say, more leeway?
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