Old 03-21-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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All 3 have large highlight areas that are blown out, I didn't look at their curve profile but there doesn't seem to be a decent black either.
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I've reduced brightness of A/C box on nose of one tram and white roof of the other to make visible their shapes, and darkened whole image to level of what I'd judged to be "too dark". Still getting Overexposed...
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It's because of the highlights. they should highlight the picture, not ram you in the face from across the entire frame.
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No, I don't think it is the highlights, I think it is the average level of brightness. Look at the sidewalk, look at the street. Look at parts of the ballast, even.
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It's because of the highlights. they should highlight the picture, not ram you in the face from across the entire frame.
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No, I don't think it is the highlights, I think it is the average level of brightness. Look at the sidewalk, look at the street. Look at parts of the ballast, even.
But that was the exact feel of the scene. Only ballast gets too light IMO, as a result of sharpening (maybe I should sharpen this one even less). All other bright surfaces are pretty light by themselves* and they're lit by bright sunlight. If I try to make the photo darker, I'm starting to feel like it wasn't shot of bright sunny scene at all. Maybe it's just my laptop's LCD that fools me...

* the roof side, A/C boxes and stripes on trams are painted white, the pavement is made from plain concrete blocks and the tarmac is old and faded
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But that was the exact feel of the scene. Only ballast gets too light IMO, as a result of sharpening (maybe I should sharpen this one even less). All other bright surfaces are pretty light by themselves* and they're lit by bright sunlight. If I try to make the photo darker, I'm starting to feel like it wasn't shot of bright sunny scene at all. Maybe it's just my laptop's LCD that fools me...

* the roof side, A/C boxes and stripes on trams are painted white, the pavement is made from plain concrete blocks and the tarmac is old and faded
Well, obviously I wasn't there and I can only comment on what I see based on some sort of expectation that comes from looking at shots.

It does look like you have completed a first draft of your comment to the screener when you appeal.
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