Old 11-22-2007, 04:21 AM   #1
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A lot of people complain about how certain things can never get in. However, those that have been around RP awhile know that there are always exceptions to these rules given certain circumstances.

The point of this thread is to show people you can get images in that don't necessarily follow the rules. For the purposes of this thread, let's specify that it not be special power or consist(i.e. a special unit or something) and let's attempt not to go for extraordinary conditions either (like someone almost getting hit or an accident). Finally, let's try and make sure they weren't accepted before RP changed their standards (pre-2004 or something like that).

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Cloudy Day/Common Power
Image © Mike W.
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Image © Mike W.
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Image © Mike W.
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Backlit
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:48 AM   #2
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Backlit
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High Sun
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Cloudy Day/Common Power
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:50 AM   #3
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Backlit
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I think it all depends on what you have in the photo & the angle.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:05 AM   #5
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From my collection, these are ones I am surprised got through, personally I would rank them as poor quality.

Cloudy/common, soft.
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Backlit, noisy.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:27 AM   #6
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Cloudy:
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Going away (Glint not included)
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This doesn't fall into a general catagory, it's just a bloody bad photo.
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Shadows (accepted on appeal, the location is tree lined and there is no spot that would clear the nose of shadows):

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Cloudy / Common Power
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Image © Loyd Lowry
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Shadows
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Going Away
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Cloudy/Common Power

Image © Stephen Dance
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Both borderline cloudy and backlit (but rare motive power)

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Backlit

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Rainy day shots..

Image © Brian Wiggins
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:56 PM   #11
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This is a good thread, here's some of mine.

Backlit & cloudy
Image © Dave Toussaint
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High sun
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Backlit & going away.
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Backlit & high sun
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High sun
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Going away, high sun & backlit!
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Dave, that last one is Killer! Love it!
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Foreground Clutter:
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Dave, that last one is Killer! Love it!
Agreed 100%! Leave it to an NS GE...

I also like the remarks in Dave's second picture. The look on the engineer's face is priceless.
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High sun
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PhotoID: 189345
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another high sun
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backlit/going away
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foreground clutter
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Great shots everyone! This thread took off quicker than I expected.

Here's a couple more of mine I discovered (forgot about the high sun rejection):
High Sun:
Image © Mike W.
PhotoID: 197222
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Cloudy Day/Common Power
Image © Mike W.
PhotoID: 171757
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Image © Mike W.
PhotoID: 166214
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Image © Mike W.
PhotoID: 149997
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Shadows
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:43 AM   #17
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That reminds me:
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:55 AM   #18
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Oh sure, make the rest of us feel bad with your "marginal" shots.

What I see in most of them is that the surroundings or weather or some other factor gave the shot context or, in some cases, made an otherwise boring train part of an interesting photo. Is this (part of) the point you're trying to make?

#500279 didn't look "bloody bad" to me, just bloody boring. Are there other factors that contributed to your evaluation.

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Shadows

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If I remember right, I used the comments to screener box to note the trees and leaves and that the sun probably never shines right on the tracks there. And also this line has not seen a train in 35=/- years. This one was one of two Top Shots of the Day.

Backlit and shadows

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I submitted it in spite of the issues because I thought it was an interesting shot. I love trains in buildings and there's also a diamond here.

Cloudy Day/Common Power, Bad Lighting, etc.

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This shot was rejected in various forms several times. I appealed one time on the basis that it's a rare view of this bridge. If the sun had been out, it would have been exactly 180 degrees from me at the time it was taken. Feedback from the screener(s) suggested I had a chance in spite of the lighting. I tried black and whiting it, but it didn't work. What color there is in the shot needed to actually be in the shot.

I stretched it out over a few days and kept working on it. Finally, it got in. It was the third most viewed shot that day. (One of my others knocked it out of the top two.) Technically, it's far from perfect, but it's one of my favorite shots I've ever taken.

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Originally rejected if memory serves me, but I can't remember why. I appealed saying I was hoping to show the remnants of the CSX C30-7. I originally had the photo listed as CSX, with that engine designation and the road number. But pesky people "corrected" the photo and I just left it alone.

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Cloudy/Common

This one was taken just an hour or so after the above FEC shot, but had little trouble getting into the database. I liked the angle as I had not seen a similiar vantage point in the database from that bridge.

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This one was another one rejected for various reasons including Bad Contrast. But I believed it could and should get in. I came here asking for opinions and my patience wore off. Again, not technically perfect, but I like the lighting.

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Poor lighting/Shadows.

I don't submitt shots I think have no chance of getting in. This site belongs to the screeners and they should get to decide on iffy shots. Something about this one I just liked. Maybe it's the overgrown tracks, the F unit or the high hood Southern GP30.

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I thought this one might be kicked because of the wide angle distortion. But I love the effect in this shot as well s the classic depot in the background. I'm not sure this shot would work with the L&C's GP38-2s. It's the second most viewed L&C shot in the database out of more than 133 others, some of those being the New Hope & Ivyland 2-8-0 #40 in Lancaster and Chester lettering.

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is the most viewed shot in the datasbe. I'm guessing it got so many views because maybe it was a slow day at RP. But I also think the lines in the train as well as the slight elevation of the photographer work as well as the five end cabs together.


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About the last shot, it's the most viewed L&C shot in the datase, far from what I wrote.


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Just remembered this one, I would not say the shadows are distracting, at the time I did not even notice the poles were casting a shadow on the train until about half the train passed.
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The rest of mine that have a shadow somewhere on the train is clear of the lead locomotive.

This one is close to high sun, thanks to the curve..
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My exceptions:
Backlit -
Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
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I just love the colors and like proving you don't need a lit nose with good composition.
Backlit/High Sun -
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PhotoID: 188205
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CP-Potter was moved to the other side of the crossing just behind the photographer so I wanted to catch the special move in a soon-to-be-gone location.
Backlit [again!] -
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Just a lot of luck went into this one to get the great morning colors and clouds together at the same time.
Clutter and/or Too Far Away -
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I wanted to show the bridge and buildings in the background but there was no break in the trees except where the engines are in the shot (sorta).
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Cloudy Day
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Image © Michael James
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Image © Michael James
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Image © Michael James
PhotoID: 179612
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Image © Michael James
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Backlit
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PhotoID: 176079
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Image © Michael James
PhotoID: 175664
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High Sun
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PhotoID: 176077
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Image © Michael James
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Image © Michael James
PhotoID: 167196
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Image © Michael James
PhotoID: 164222
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Image © Michael James
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Image © Michael James
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Image © Michael James
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Distracting Shadows
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Bad Angle
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Bad Motive
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Foreground Clutter
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Cloudy/Common Power:
This was my 1st photo into the DB.
Image © Kevin Ashbaugh
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Shadow:
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Going away:
If you are riding on the subject, does it consistute going away?
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Common power

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Cloudy

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Ha, cloudier

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ha...

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