Old 07-28-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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Poor Esthetic Quality?

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Poor Lighting (Dark)

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The first one i dont get? The second if i lighten up the photo the clouds wont stand out and they will blend in together, then they will say its too bright? I dont get it!
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Not sure on your first one....but on your second shot it looks like the sun might have been behind the clouds when you snapped your photo leaving the nose and much of the front end in the dark.

Maybe someone has a better suggestion....but I am not sure it is correctable. You may want to go for another shot that is lit better.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:20 PM   #3
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Ok so i brightened up the engines a cars...So tell me if this looks better than the original one submitted?



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Old 07-28-2009, 11:36 PM   #4
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Although it looks better then the rejected shot, the lack of sun will still prevent it from being accepted.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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#1 could have possibly been rejected because they're thinking you are trespassing. If that's not the case, you should explain it in the "Comments to Screeners" box.
#2 without sun I cannot see this one getting accepted. It's a quasi-roster shot, so the lighting would have to be perfect. It isn't.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:15 AM   #6
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On the bridge shot... I would appeal with the note that you are a railroad employee and took the shot while on the job and from a safe location.

I agree with STW, these shots are often rejected out of hand to discourage railfans trespassing.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:27 AM   #7
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For the bridge, with that contrast in color (EDIT-in the structural members), it would make a helluva black and white. BUT with it being a well used bridge, I would suggest either including your short hood or shooting from in the cab with your door open to give a sense of place. Kinda sorta like this:
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For your other shot, I think you just got punched in the gut by the sun. Not much you can do.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:38 AM   #8
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I just saw that you were in an ACe for this shot. You may be restricted to shoot from within the cab unless you ever run in conventional locos...unless you want to include the crapper door in your shot through the nose door
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:21 AM   #9
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I think the bridge shot was rejected for all of the shadows. It's not asthetically pleasing. Of course, I am kinda biased against these types of shots, esp. ones without any part of the train in them.

The second shot needs to be less centered for starers. But it's hard to fix poor lighting and as mentioned, this one has poor lighting written all over it.
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I just saw that you were in an ACe for this shot. You may be restricted to shoot from within the cab unless you ever run in conventional locos...unless you want to include the crapper door in your shot through the nose door

Lol very true!


Also yes i am a railroad employee for the KCS, so im far from trespassing. But i will mention that next time in the photo and thanks for all your input!
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