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MikeCherim
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Posted Thu May 9, 2013 4:28AM
I had this photo rejected for an incomplete caption and I can't figure out what's missing.
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It is a broken down truck adjacent to some no-name shop in Key West,Florida, USA, covered with stickers that I'm guessing people from all over have put on it over the years. No people in the scene. Nothing happening in the scene.

Here's the caption I wrote:
Key West, Florida, USA - December 5, 2012: A sticker-covered truck outside of a Key West shop.

Here's the no-name shop shot from the other side (accepted):
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I'm not sure what else to say about it that wouldn't be speculation. I put in the required...
- Where was the image made? Key West, Florida, USA
- When was the image made? December 5th, 2012
- Who or what is in the image? A sticker-covered truck outside of a Key West shop
- What is happening in the image? Nothing is happening.

(Edited on 2013-05-09 04:29:38 by MikeCherim )
subman
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Posted Thu May 9, 2013 5:46AM

Where: where in Key West, along a road, neighbourhood?


When: What time of day, did they just open, about to close etc?


Who, what: What kind of shop, what do they sell in the picture? how did the sitckers got there?


Hope this helps.
MikeCherim
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Posted Thu May 9, 2013 4:28PM
Alright. Thanks. Since it's just the back of the shop I figured I wouldn't go into detail about what they sold and what their hours were (I wouldn't keyword it that way either).

How about these rejects? Do I need to know his name? Should I put in the description he's drunk? He appeared drunk to me, but I didn't want to speculate on the matter, at least not in the caption.

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MikeCherim
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Posted Fri May 10, 2013 5:09PM
Can I get answers for my added questions please?
subman
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013 12:39AM

You don't need his name, you also can't say he is drunk, it's an assumption. 


 


Adult male with multi colored shirt with arms spread wide standing at the entrance to # shop.  Or something like that. The second image looks posed. 


Man with multi colored shirt and cigarette in mouth, standing next to an old #chevy with imperious stickers on the car, at the #shop etc etc.


Captions take some time to get used to, I would recommend reading captions in news papers, online news agents etc to help getting used to captions. Also approaching subjects asking questions and getting info right there will help you when you caption later.
MikeCherim
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013 1:32PM
Okay, thanks. I knew the part about not saying he was drunk leaving stuff like that for the description, not the caption... assuming that's okay?
subman
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013 3:05PM
Can't assume in editorial. So neither in the description nor caption.
MikeCherim
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Posted Sat May 11, 2013 8:00PM
Okay, though it was hardly an assumption in reality, lol. The man was shitfaced.
MikeCherim
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Posted Mon May 13, 2013 9:35AM
UPDATE: I have re-uploaded these files supplying the following richly detailed but non-speculative information, as requested. Hopefully the captions and descriptions are now sufficient.

The truck photo...
1) NEW CAPTION: Key West, Florida, USA - December 5, 2012: A still-life photo of a sticker-covered truck outside of a Key West souvenir shop located on Caroline Street of the "Old Town" section of town near the [in]famous Duval Street.
1) NEW DESCRIPTION: A still-life photo of a sticker-covered truck outside of a Key West souvenir shop located on Caroline Street of the "Old Town" section of town near the [in]famous Duval Street. (Speculative Note: The stickers may have been put there by tourists due to their varied subject matter. The truck appears to be inoperable.)

The man by the truck...
2) NEW CAPTION: Key West, Florida, USA - December 5, 2012: An older Caucasian male with gray hair wearing a multicolored shirt, holding a cigarette cigarette in his mouth, standing next to an old, rusty pickup truck covered with various stickers. The truck was next to/part of a souvenir shop on Caroline Street near the [in]famous Duval Street. Note: The man turned to face me a second before I took this candid photo.
2) NEW DESCRIPTION: An older Caucasian male with gray hair wearing a multicolored shirt, holding a cigarette in his mouth, standing next to an old, rusty pickup truck covered with various stickers. The truck was next to/part of a souvenir shop on Caroline Street near the [in]famous Duval Street. I took this shot and other images then he told me would pose for a dollar for a beer. I gave him a dollar but didn't take any more shots after that. (Speculative Note: The stickers may have been put there by tourists due to their varied subject matter. The truck appears to be inoperable.)

The man by the store entrance...
3) NEW CAPTION: An older Caucasian male with gray hair wearing a multicolored shirt standing next to and reaching for the door of an open-for-business although run-down-looking market selling ice, beer, wine, cigars, Cuban coffee, and other such products. The market was on Caroline Street near the [in]famous Duval Street. Note: The man turned to face me and gestured/pointed at me a second before I took this candid photo.
3) NEW DESCRIPTION: Same as Caption above. I did NOT add a Speculative Note that he might have been drunk, although he was very much so, or that he appeared homeless.
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