Old 08-21-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Generally, I don't have a problem with the rejections dealt out from the screeners. However, this one has me somewhat baffled? First hit with bad color and I agree, upon looking at it again it did look a bit flat. Increased saturation and resubmitted and they came back with overexposed. Maybe my eyes are tired but the exposure looks fine to me and the histogram in Photoshop shows even distribution. Maybe I'm missing something that someone else can pick up on. Have at it.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #2
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Looks fine to me. It seems there have been more and more baffling overexposed rejections lately... perhaps a screener has his screen's brightness set at 150%?

Just a thought: that grain elevator on the left looks imposing and interesting. Next time, I would go wider and try to frame the train with that.
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Doesn't look over exposed here at work, either.

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Another "it looks good" vote as well. I bet whoever screened this either got a new monitor or their existing one somehow got tweaked a bit.
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Color and exposure both look good on my monitor.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Looks good to me!

Surprised you didn't get hit for cropping. Not that's there's anything wrong with the cropping. Cropping seems to be their raison d'etre these days, though.

I get hit with "cropping" a lot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...06&key=8965150

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...90&key=7997559

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...05&key=1076096

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...60&key=4297619

Rarely will I adjust and resubmit - I like'm the way I crop'em and it's usually a fool's errand.
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Looks fine to me. It seems there have been more and more baffling overexposed rejections lately... perhaps a screener has his screen's brightness set at 150%?

Just a thought: that grain elevator on the left looks imposing and interesting. Next time, I would go wider and try to frame the train with that.
Mathieu, the lighting this time of year makes it difficult to frame the elevator with a train. I actually have an image in the database already with it fairly visible. Plan is to someday add a wide angle lens to my bag and do exactly as you suggested.

Here is the photo I am referring to. I do hope to get a closer and wider angle shot someday as mentioned above.

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As for the rejected image. I'll submit an appeal and see what happens. Haven't used the appeal method in quite some time.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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The original post photos look good to me. No color or overexposure issues on my calibrated monitor. Maybe the screener's monitor needs adjusting.

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Appeal rejected with no comment. I stated the the histogram shows even distribution and that several forum members, including long time contributors, agree that the exposure looks correct. I must say, this is the first time since I have started submitting photos at RP, that I am rather disappointed in the screeners/administrators. I understand they receive several photos and appeals a day but when a photo such as this seems to look perfectly fine, a few words as to why they rejected the original and the appeal really would go a long way.
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Well I decided to start over with the image and had success with getting it into the database. I must say, the accepted version does look better which means an apology is owed to the screeners/administrators even if they end up not reading this. If I remember correctly, on the first two attempts I used some shadow/highlight and I think that is what might have gave it the overexposed look. Second time around I dropped the exposure just slightly and just darkened highlights slightly. Anyways, thanks again to everyone who gave input.

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The original overexposed rejection was still incorrect. There was nothing overexposed about it.
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The original overexposed rejection was still incorrect. There was nothing overexposed about it.
I agree Jim. Over processed may have been a better rejection reason or something along those lines.
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