Old 11-14-2010, 08:10 AM   #76
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Holy shite ... I've just read the RP rant. I agree the screeners can sometimes be inconsistent but you get that in life. Are all of your managers at work the same? The only company that is has staff who are almost identical are McDonald's, "Would you like fries with that?"

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Old 11-14-2010, 10:30 PM   #77
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OK, but it stays a fact that there could be more consistency in the selection of photographs. I don't know how many screeners there are, but it seems that sometimes you just have to be lucky with the person screening your picture. (There seems to be an easygoing screener behind his computer between 3 and 5 am, let's upload then!)

How can you for instance explain why a shot like this got accepted : http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...345185&nseq=10 , (horizontal level, hello?) while other shots with an original view on railroading got rejected because of bad cropping.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:28 PM   #78
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OK, but it stays a fact that there could be more consistency in the selection of photographs. ... (horizontal level, hello?) while other shots with an original view on railroading got rejected because of bad cropping.
I don't want to imply that selection is consistent (although I do wonder just how far off it is from the level of consistency that can reasonably be expected given the time put in per shot screened). But one should also recognize that lots of "original view"s get accepted eventually, once reasonable adjustments are made to cropping, when the photographer is patient and considers the criticism. A first rejection is not a death sentence to a shot!

We are fated to discuss screener consistency forever and ever.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:00 AM   #79
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I can accept that, but why do they even have the "too similar" rejection.
I thought the "too similar" rejection was reserved for shots uploaded around the same time. The first list of Thomas' photos that you posted were all shot on different days. I think it's pretty obvious that they have this rejection to prevent people viewing the latests photos from seeing the same thing over and over again. If you have multiple images of the same subject that are similar to stuff recently uploaded you should probably wait a few days or a week or even months or years before giving them a go here.

Perfect example, when some of these big photo charters occur there are generally multiple contributers here who attended. If everyone uploaded all of their acceptable shots from that day or night then this site would be flooded and, more than likely, a lot of people would get tired of looking at photos of the same steam engine in black and white or the NS executive train.
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Perfect example, when some of these big photo charters occur there are generally multiple contributers here who attended. If everyone uploaded all of their acceptable shots from that day or night then this site would be flooded and, more than likely, a lot of people would get tired of looking at photos of the same steam engine in black and white or the NS executive train.
Which is why some folks who attend these charters hope that others will exercise some degree of restraint and not attempt to be the first to upload every last scene and every last run-by, so we all have a shot at getting a few pictures on the site. Invariably however, there's the party-pooper who brings a laptop and plasters the site before most of the participants ever get home.

The STP rejection is probably the most infuriating one of the lot....but the fury is not directed as much at the Screeners as it is at "Lap-Top-Dude". Now, I tend to shoot charter pictures for me. The stuff I post here is largely lone-wolf stuff.
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....[omitted].... but the fury is not directed as much at the Screeners as it is at "Lap-Top-Dude". Now, I tend to shoot charter pictures for me. ....[omitted]....
When I grow up, I want to be "Lap-Top-Dude."

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See. That's the thing. "Not interesting to look at" is an opinion. It's your opinion. I've never been to that location or the one that Thomas Johnson shoots. I find it very interesting, more interesting than the ten or so locations around where I live that I can shoot regularily.
Ok Joe......

Here is my contribution from what in my opinion is a way too over shot place.

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I have been to this spot numerous times and this is the first time I shot anything at this angle - so enjoy!

See my commentary in the caption on Flickr about this spot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3672212...n/photostream/
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See what other views are available at this place if you want to get out of your car and do some hiking?

These are taken from just below where I took mine.

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My gripe with these over shot spots is not that they should not be shot, rather that people should try to stand in some other spot, or get some other look so that their work does not look exactly the same as the last 50 people.

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Old 11-20-2010, 03:34 AM   #84
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I swear I thought I started this thread about not taking this stuff so seriously. You guys must love irony!

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Old 11-20-2010, 04:02 AM   #85
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I swear I thought I started this thread about not taking this stuff so seriously. You guys must love irony!

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You're concerned that railfans took a lighthearted post too seriously?

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You're concerned that railfans took a lighthearted post too seriously?

Well, since you put it that way...

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