Old 12-26-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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First guess was they are looking for more saturation, but to be frank, I've now had so many rejections in the last 24 hours, I don't want to take a chance by just juicing the saturation and resubmitting.

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Old 12-26-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Lesson #1: don't submit stuff on the weekends (or holidays).
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:10 AM   #3
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Boy have I learned that one the hard way.

And after barely submitting anything for a bit.

But seriously... juice or drain? I'm guessing a slight juice, but I just can't tell.
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But seriously... juice or drain? I'm guessing a slight juice, but I just can't tell.
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I don't think this is a simple more/less correction. It just looks off. I messed with it a bit but could not find a color combo to my satisfaction. Perhaps the storm light is throwing everything off and the colors are odd because they were like that.

The UP yellow is mustardy. The trees on the right, the green seems too deep. The ballast, hard to tell, maybe a tint of sorts, on the other hand, ballast isnt' consistent in color and that could be accurate.

Of course, I don't know the location, don't know the local foliage, and for that matter I see a UP engine in real life only once every several years. On the other hand, I do look at UP on the site.

Or, after all that, perhaps just try a bit more saturation. Certainly not less.
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I don't think this is a simple more/less correction. It just looks off. I messed with it a bit but could not find a color combo to my satisfaction. Perhaps the storm light is throwing everything off and the colors are odd because they were like that.

The UP yellow is mustardy. The trees on the right, the green seems too deep. The ballast, hard to tell, maybe a tint of sorts, on the other hand, ballast isnt' consistent in color and that could be accurate.

Of course, I don't know the location, don't know the local foliage, and for that matter I see a UP engine in real life only once every several years. On the other hand, I do look at UP on the site.

Or, after all that, perhaps just try a bit more saturation. Certainly not less.
Janusz,

I think your questions are what led me to realize I was lost myself. The color was not changed from the original out of the 40D.

Think I'll just hit a little more saturation.

Jim - I know have nightmares, thanks.

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Wow, surprised that didnt get cloudy/common to be honest. I like the reflection through
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Agreed with Troy on this one..

Reflection is nice, but would've looked better with sun.

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And it would be even better if it was being led by a PA1... I'm happy with the image myself. I disagree with all the "must have sun" photographers. I think it's more about what you do with the light and colors you have (not that I am any kind of a photographer, just trying the best I can, and for me, in this case, succeeding).
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I think there was alcohol involved. That's one that you and I don't have to worry about.
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For me, rejection rates are waaaaaay higher on the weekends. If I were to put money on it, I would say that one screener predominantly screens on the weekends who happens to have a more critical eye than what you get during the weekdays. Again, no proof, but just experience over the past several years...
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I disagree with all the "must have sun" photographers. I think it's more about what you do with the light and colors you have (not that I am any kind of a photographer, just trying the best I can, and for me, in this case, succeeding).
I agree completely. But wish they would be consistent about this requirement. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when they decide to let them on, such as the OMG warbonnet shot I linked in the other thread. That was one ugly photo with some maybe topical consist.
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