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Mecha_Moose 07-26-2005 12:13 AM

Can these be saved?
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=149473

Reason for rejection: Underexposed

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=149474

Reason for rejection: Image too dark

RCH022 07-26-2005 12:33 AM

well from what i see the pictures look great. But, the first one is a little dark. as for the second one i think it is an excellent photo and see nothing wrong w/it. Maybe just change it a little and see if it works.

Donna 07-26-2005 12:59 AM

The second one is nice. Lighten it up a bit and see if it passes the test.

busyEMT 07-26-2005 01:00 AM

With the first picture, lighten it up. And while your at it, budge it a touch clockwise.

The second shot, I am not sure. It looks light enough to me. Appeal it.

Mecha_Moose 07-26-2005 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busyEMT
With the first picture, lighten it up. And while your at it, budge it a touch clockwise.

The second shot, I am not sure. It looks light enough to me. Appeal it.

The CN train was leaning into a curve.

mtrails 07-26-2005 01:20 AM

The first one lacks contrast, and is also unlevel. I played with it, and made it pretty nice, aside from the sky pixelating as a result of sharpening... it may have a chance. The second one was taken in diffused light, but with some gamma correction or brightness adjustment, you can make the photo look much lighter, though it might borderline overexposure in appearance.

busyEMT 07-26-2005 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mecha_Moose
The CN train was leaning into a curve.


But the two buildings in the background weren't. That is what is throwing off the picture.

Mecha_Moose 07-26-2005 04:19 AM

Thanks for the responses. :)

SamD 07-26-2005 08:31 AM

Love the composition of the first image. Hope it makes it in.

Mecha_Moose 07-26-2005 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtrails
The first one lacks contrast, and is also unlevel. I played with it, and made it pretty nice, aside from the sky pixelating as a result of sharpening... it may have a chance. The second one was taken in diffused light, but with some gamma correction or brightness adjustment, you can make the photo look much lighter, though it might borderline overexposure in appearance.

Now it said poor cropping. Maybe there is too much weight on the left side.

Thanks anyway.

busyEMT 07-26-2005 02:02 PM

It is a good picture. It just needs some help. Can you link to your last reject?

Mecha_Moose 07-26-2005 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busyEMT
It is a good picture. It just needs some help. Can you link to your last reject?

Reject 2: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=149586

Reason: Poor cropping

Reject 3: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=149675

Reason: Underexposed

busyEMT 07-26-2005 08:52 PM

Have you appealled yet?

mtrails 07-26-2005 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mecha_Moose

I hate to say it, but the first reject (Poor cropping) looks identical to the one I posted in the forum... Unless you cropped it identically yourself. As for the reject, maybe crop the left side just until the telephone pole is gone, and on the right, come in until you reach 800 pixels. In the second reject (Underexposed), it does look a little dark, and still lacks contrast a little. It also could have been rotated clockwise another degree or two.

Mecha_Moose 07-27-2005 12:33 AM

Should I crop out the tree?

mtrails 07-27-2005 01:05 AM

Well, this is just my opinion; the train is the subject in the photo, and leaving the tree in the photo is somewhat of a distraction, especially since it's only partially in view. If the train wasn't rounding a curve, and the cars went to the edge of the photo, it would be different.

When you are rotating your photo, use the vertical lines on the building on the left to go by. When the lines on the building are parallel to the edge of your computer screen, you're perfect.

When lightening up a photo, I like to brigten it up first, then increase the level of contrast, until it looks natural. You may also choose to increase, or decrease the level of color saturation to help balance the changes in light.

Good luck, it's a great shot!


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