Old 03-08-2011, 03:38 AM   #1
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I put a picture in the que earlier today and I was waiting to see if it got in.

So I noticed the que made it to about 116 images, then I saw "1 new image added" so I started taking notes on how many images where accepted. I did this by switching between the main page and the member page.

The larger number is the number in que, the smaller ones are the accepted per interval I checked.


116

6

86

2

72

0

68

0

65

0

63

1

58

1

55

2

47

1

43

1

38

5

26

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20

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16

1

12

1

8

0

5

1

3

1

27 out of 116 images screened showed up in the newly added images as accepted. 23% acceptance rate.

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My very deserving shot did not.
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Mostly. See my thread.
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We only see what gets on but there trimming tight of late, Can't say the photos are better just less getting on. With that it is the most cloudy time of the year for a good part of the
US of A and all the dead grass and bare trees I don't blame them.
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We only see what gets on but there trimming tight of late, Can't say the photos are better just less getting on. With that it is the most cloudy time of the year for a good part of the
US of A and all the dead grass and bare trees I don't blame them.
That and there were obviously not enough Flawless Gunnoe shots submitted yesterday.
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Not a surprising acceptance rate, given the weather... tough to get sunlit wedges in alot of locales this time of year

I've shot enough this winter to publish several volumes of a Morning Sun Book series "Trackside in the snow on a cloudy day".
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Not a surprising acceptance rate, given the weather... tough to get sunlit wedges in alot of locales this time of year
Move to a state like Florida, where you can shoot boring sunny wedgies 350 days out of the year.
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23% - still within limits. Some time back we had a discussion about this. The site owners published stats were about a 30% acceptance rate over the course of a year. Just because I could, I kept a running record for about a week and then later ran the exercise again. Over the combined time spans the daily acceptance rate varied quite a bit. 23% would have been well inside the limits for the daily percentages I noted.

As for recent activity - I'm sure the widespread poor weather has a lot to do with it. I know I haven't been able to get out once since November of last year and I'm really getting tired of not being able to go trackside.
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No thanks, I have enough disappointment in my life already.
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As for recent activity - I'm sure the widespread poor weather has a lot to do with it. I know I haven't been able to get out once since November of last year and I'm really getting tired of not being able to go trackside.
Not shooting because the sun isn't out is missing an opportunity to get some decent shots. Not all cloudy shots are worthless crap as some would have you believe... especially if there is snow falling or on the ground (or rain falling).
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Not shooting because the sun isn't out is missing an opportunity to get some decent shots. Not all cloudy shots are worthless crap as some would have you believe... especially if there is snow falling or on the ground (or rain falling).
Not to mention you can shoot angles that would look like crap on a sunny day.
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As for recent activity - I'm sure the widespread poor weather has a lot to do with it. I know I haven't been able to get out once since November of last year and I'm really getting tired of not being able to go trackside.
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I think the majority of my shots on RP were taken during cloudy days, or at night. Screw the sun!!!

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There were 45+ shots on RP moments ago. 2 got in.
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There is one really easy way to get shots accepted here: submit truly stunning, or creative photos that are different.

I shoot thousands of pictures every year, some suck, some are good, a few are great, and every now and then, a few are outstanding. Stick between great and outstanding. I am not going to subject viewers to my mediocre work. There are plenty of sources for that.
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Judging from your submissions, your mediocre work would still be pretty damn good.
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The sun not being out wasn't the issue - it was just extremely bad weather. I kept hoping for a free weekend with driving condtions that were something less than suicidal but, this time around, it just didn't work out.
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I've wondered about this before but never had the time to check it. Thanks for posting the results. Its very interesting.
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The sun not being out wasn't the issue - it was just extremely bad weather. I kept hoping for a free weekend with driving condtions that were something less than suicidal but, this time around, it just didn't work out.
I don't know where you are (US Northeast? Lots of snow), but to me a perfect winter day is during the midst of a heavy snow. I grab the camera and head out the door for some winter fun. It helps that I have a good set of snow tires on the ride and enjoy driving in poor conditions. We had a decent amount of snow this winter in southern Ontario, but never enough...
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I don't know where you are (US Northeast? Lots of snow), but to me a perfect winter day is during the midst of a heavy snow. I grab the camera and head out the door for some winter fun. It helps that I have a good set of snow tires on the ride and enjoy driving in poor conditions. We had a decent amount of snow this winter in southern Ontario, but never enough...
I agree, but up here we have what is called Code Blue. After a snowstorm, the next few days are just freezing but not a cloud in sight and the air is crisp so it makes for great shots.
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I shoot thousands of pictures every year, some suck, some are good, a few are great, and every now and then, a few are outstanding. Stick between great and outstanding. I am not going to subject viewers to my mediocre work. There are plenty of sources for that.
In my experience, the truly creative tend to get rejected as:
"Poor Esthetic Quality: This rejection reason means that the photo is of low esthetic qualities, or is simply not the type of material we are wishing to publish."

The folks have every right to reject these. It's just frustrating
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