Old 08-07-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Got bad color and bad cropping. I'm not sure what they don't like about the cropping. Maybe too much platform? As for color I'm pretty lost. Seems fine to me.

As well, I can see this one being bad color:

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but the other 2 rejections are what I'm confused about. I've seen many many shots like this, a portrait, with tight cropping, and they have been accepted with no problems. Although it may be the demensions that are hold it back right now. Any help/tips/suggestions?

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Old 08-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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It looks on both of them, the color temperature is a little too warm (in other words, too much yellow and red). I'd go back to your editor and, using the color balance tool, add some some blue and cyan to it. Or, if you shot in raw, go back to the original file and make the temperature cooler (same thing as adding blue w/ color balance).

As for the cropping, both are way too tight. First one, give it some breathing room on the left and get rid of some of the platform. The platform is just dead space. Second one, open it up on both sides.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:37 PM   #3
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That side shot is probably scrap than since I only cropped the white areas that were left over from rotation. I'll try the head on shot
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:26 PM   #4
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Way too tight, esp. on the side view. Did you take any more shots? Like of the entire train?
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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I took many shots, but the lighting appears to be poor for them. I didnt realize when I took the shots that they were unlevel. If I didnt have to rotate them, there would be more room. Although the side shot wasnt really touched at all cropping/rotation wise.
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If I didnt have to rotate them, there would be more room.
Lesson learned, perhaps? I've found that even with a tripod and a gridded focus screen I still can't set up a shot perfectly level to safe my life. Take advantage of the inherent requirement for post-processing digital imagery to compose your shots in the field a bit loose, then crop out the extraneous stuff once you get home.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #7
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Do you REALLY not see why it's bad color?
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:26 AM   #8
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Do you REALLY not see why it's bad color?
The first one kinda, the second one, yes. I have seen shots with worse lighting accepted. I have only ever tried submitting night stills like once before.....still a noob at it
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