Old 06-17-2008, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default Dark for a RARE night shot !

I don't see the train is really dark , especially there are lights which lighten up the side of the train . I am not going to compare with other accepted photos but I can see there are some accepted shot which are much darker and not so rare than my shot .

I have stated that locomotives and freights DO NOT often stop at station to wait for signal . The lash up is also very rare here as one locomotive at the front and one at the rear ! You may see all of my freight shots have at most 2 locomotives at the front only !!

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Overall, the shot is definitely not too dark. In fact, on my monitor I can see grain in some of the dark areas meaning they may have been lightened too much. The lighting on the platform is good; however the train itself (especially the left side) still seems just a bit too dark. I'm not sure how much more you could lighten it, as there's already some grain visible.

Station lighting can be tricky. Normally something appears washed out or too dark to see any details. Although you might not get the shot accepted, I still think you did a very good job at exposing the image.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:15 AM   #3
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That looks ok on my monitor. The problem with the screeners wanting night shots lighter is, they no longer look like night shots!

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #4
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I am not going to give up as I think this shot is 100% ok for the lighting but I have already tried 4 times . I tried to shot for a brighter one but I needed to keep the ISO below or at 1000 in order to reduce the noise . Flash light and tripod are not allowed ( of course ... here ) .
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