Old 05-25-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default I'm speechless...

When I submited today's pix, I didn't think every one would get in, but I didn't think every one would get rejected...

Any suggestions, or comments?

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Fix the cropping on the shots w/ bad cropping, and leave the rest for the personal collection.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:56 AM   #3
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I'll try that, but for the pictures that are labeled as cloudy? I can see a lit up nose and a shadow...
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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First one looks like it has a good chance with re-cropping, all the ones labeled as "backlit" definitely are. I have the same reaction every time one of mine gets knocked for backlit... I think I just have trouble seeing it as well as I'd like in my own photos for whatever psychological reason
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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I'm mainly having a problem with this picture.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=527792&key=0
I think it is really cool and slightly out of the norm. A cool scenery, cool light, cool angle, steam on the tracks, and then some guy is a bad mood rejects it. That's why I'm stressing my opinion for these pictures, that one imperticularly.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:17 AM   #6
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For what it's worth, $0 i like them. 1 has no room cropped to tight, the others i don't think they will let them in. One or two screeners wont let them in with out great light, Blue sky and before 9 am and after 5 pm. Its there ball game, fix the cropping if you have there room to on the shot.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:23 AM   #7
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I'm mainly having a problem with this picture.

I think it is really cool and slightly out of the norm. A cool scenery, cool light, cool angle, steam on the tracks, and then some guy is a bad mood rejects it. That's why I'm stressing my opinion for these pictures, that one imperticularly.
I think so to but you don't see them on here, as every one that has a shot like that will send them in and bitch he got one in and mine is better to. Put it on T. O. You did a good job on it!

One in looks good
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:23 AM   #8
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I like the 4th one. Maybe make it a little darker or up the saturation a bit. The dust be kicked up is a nice touch.
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Thanks guys! I'll try your idea Travis.

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I'm mainly having a problem with this picture.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=527792&key=0
I think it is really cool and slightly out of the norm. A cool scenery, cool light, cool angle, steam on the tracks, and then some guy is a bad mood rejects it. That's why I'm stressing my opinion for these pictures, that one imperticularly.
I like it too - nicely composed for sure. As it is, seems like the loco is too dark, while the train is too light. Hope you don't mind, I threw it in PS and darkened it a bit, +1 CW rotate, and slightly tighter crop. Not a perfect job, but it's in the direction of making it more of a "glint" shot.

Don't know if it will get in, but I do like it
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Thanks guys! I'll try your idea Travis.

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*BUMP* This one got in.

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This one didn't.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=311049035

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I like it too - nicely composed for sure. As it is, seems like the loco is too dark, while the train is too light. Hope you don't mind, I threw it in PS and darkened it a bit, +1 CW rotate, and slightly tighter crop. Not a perfect job, but it's in the direction of making it more of a "glint" shot.

Don't know if it will get in, but I do like it
I don't mind at all. Thanks for givving me the idea to darken it. I tried a darkening and hueing, but, nothing good came out of that.
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:13 AM   #13
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I think it is really cool and slightly out of the norm. A cool scenery, cool light, cool angle, steam on the tracks,
Sorry, disagree. A backlit non-glint wedgie, OK scenery but hardly notable, signal bridges in shots are common enough, light is certainly not cool. The angle is completely average wedgie on a curve.

The one dimension I agree with you about is the stuff on the tracks, but I strongly doubt it is steam, it is probably dust. I see no evidence of recent rain to evaporate up like that.

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You have no clue as to the person's mood. Obnoxious, whiney comment. They don't see it your way, that's all.
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Hey, I saw you out there at Belmont today...

Anyway, nothing there is really outstanding. What I would try for next time is a telephoto shot straight on of a train coming at you in the evening. The curve there makes it easy for that kind of shot and the effect can be cool.
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For what it's worth, $0 i like them. 1 has no room cropped to tight, the others i don't think they will let them in. One or two screeners wont let them in with out great light, Blue sky and before 9 am and after 5 pm. Its there ball game, fix the cropping if you have there room to on the shot.
That's not true at all. I just had a photo accepted that was taken at 12:02 PM just a few days ago.
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Hey, I saw you out there at Belmont today...

Anyway, nothing there is really outstanding. What I would try for next time is a telephoto shot straight on of a train coming at you in the evening. The curve there makes it easy for that kind of shot and the effect can be cool.
Alright, I'll try that for next time. Where were you?
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Default Ok, seriously...

I know it isn't looked highly upon to compare an accepted shot with a rejected shot, but I can't help but to do that in this case.

When I saw this picture, I thought, yea, black and white does look better. So I did that to my shot, re-submitted it, and it got rejected.

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CR;

The only difference I can see is that your shot is lighter. Sometimes with glint shots, the likea darker nose, as odd as that sounds. I think you've got a good shot with the b&w.


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I think CR's nose is messed up...there's detail on the nose with the Swoosh but...where's the pilot?!?
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I don't see anything wrong with the last two and I'm actually a very big fan of the last one. It's rare (in most areas) to shoot the whole train while the power is taking a curve. I would crop a little tighter and boost up the contrast to make it pop which is a good tip for all 'cloudy' shots. I'll admit I would have axed the BNSF with the steam for backlit but after looking again its odd (in a cool way) that the nose is properly exposed yet there is glint on the side of the locos and cars but the sky/top of the photo isn't terribly blown out. If you pointed out the steam in the 'comment to screener' section and I had been looking I would have had to spend a few minutes on this one. Actually, I'd still be on it since I'm on the fence about it.

I'd like to see you take another stab at the BNSF on the curve and see what you can come up with, I really like it!
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I think CR's nose is messed up...there's detail on the nose with the Swoosh but...where's the pilot?!?
Ok, I'll re-do the lighting on the picture, now looking at the accepted shot I can see what you are talking a bout with the pilot.

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I don't see anything wrong with the last two and I'm actually a very big fan of the last one. It's rare (in most areas) to shoot the whole train while the power is taking a curve. I would crop a little tighter and boost up the contrast to make it pop which is a good tip for all 'cloudy' shots. I'll admit I would have axed the BNSF with the steam for backlit but after looking again its odd (in a cool way) that the nose is properly exposed yet there is glint on the side of the locos and cars but the sky/top of the photo isn't terribly blown out. If you pointed out the steam in the 'comment to screener' section and I had been looking I would have had to spend a few minutes on this one. Actually, I'd still be on it since I'm on the fence about it.

I'd like to see you take another stab at the BNSF on the curve and see what you can come up with, I really like it!
Thanks Andrew! When I re-do the picture, I'll also work on the cropping, and I will eventually get back to that spot.
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