Old 01-13-2007, 07:03 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on this one, guys? It was rejected for being underexposed. Though, being a particularly grey day, I guess I can see that.

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Old 01-13-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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It's underexposed, and it does not appear to have been a bright day anyway. My suggestion is to set this one aside.

Alternatively, you can certainly increase the exposure in software. I think the overall light will still have a flat appearance.
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Old 01-13-2007, 08:25 PM   #3
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It's underexposed, and it does not appear to have been a bright day anyway. My suggestion is to set this one aside.

Alternatively, you can certainly increase the exposure in software. I think the overall light will still have a flat appearance.
I'll just put it aside, then. And, yeah, the lighting levels weren't the best.

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Old 01-13-2007, 09:39 PM   #4
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Hi Stephen,

Your exposure conveys the conditions of the day very well. It was a dull overcast day!

Of course you can brighten it up with curves in PS, see attached, but that would falsify the phot.

On this particular website they don't seem to like dull weather, I suppose those yanks are lucky and get a bit more light than us Brits.

However, as it's a fairly common item and near to your home I'd just go out and take it on a better day.

I think the third Saturday in July is due to be sunny in Manchester, not sure when the next one after that is though.

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I think the third Saturday in July is due to be sunny in Manchester, not sure when the next one after that is though.
What a shame I'll no longer be in Manchester, by then, as I'm moving back to Sydney in two and a half weeks time.

Though, according to the weather section of the BBC News website, there is sun forecast for tomorrow.
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Of course you can brighten it up with curves in PS, see attached, but that would falsify the phot.
If you're talking about digital manipulation and referring to that as being a bad thing, I don't think that's quite accurate. As far as I know, curves is one of those 'legal' manipulations...
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Curves is (are?) legal but I think Alan was joking about the fact that making the shot brighter would take away from the all too typical English gloomy weather feeling.

Otherwise known in Yank Speak as "Making a silk purse out of a sow's ear!" I feel Stephen's and Alan's pain, here in Michigan we are the third cloudiest state in the nation! Mitch challenged me to see who would be the first to take a sunset silhouette shot and I've not gotten a sunset yet, except on days when I was still at work, of course!

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Curves is (are?) legal but I think Alan was joking about the fact that making the shot brighter would take away from the all too typical English gloomy weather feeling.
That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure no one would see that and think using Curves is 'bad.'
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The forecast, for tomorrow, is still 'sunny intervals', so I'm going to see if the sunny intervals are sunny enough, and try again.
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Hi Stephen,

Met Check shows only 38% cloud in the city today, get out there quick, my prediction for July seems to have gone wrong!

Have a safe trip back to Oz.

Ween,

I do agree that curves are legal, but Michael has known me a long time now and hits the nail on the head:

"Curves is (are?) legal but I think Alan was joking about the fact that making the shot brighter would take away from the all too typical English gloomy weather feeling."


I'm afraid that the typically Brit sense of humour coming to the fore.

BTW, Michael has been on so many Brit tours I'm proposing him for honorary citizenship this year!


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Hi Alan,

Today started out with rain, then turned to freezing rain, then turned to sleet, then to snow. Does this qualify for genuine English weather?

I still haven't seen Blackadder, so I may not qualify for full Brit citizenship yet!

Enjoyed our brief conversation of yesterday.

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If curves are illegal, then most of my shots on RP should be disqualified.
I think this shot sums up Manchester well, and would suggest a sunny day ( or possibly during a downpour, with reflected lights, umbrellas, etc etc) is your most likely route to acceptance on RP. Straight gloom shots like this rarely make it.

Good luck with your return to Oz. Don't expect to still have the Ashes after the next series.

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Bob,

Nice Avatar photo. Have you posted it full sized to RP?

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...here in Michigan we are the third cloudiest state in the nation! Mitch challenged me to see who would be the first to take a sunset silhouette shot and I've not gotten a sunset yet, except on days when I was still at work, of course!

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Then Pa. must be the first. Finally had to get out the bright light-therapy box. Coupla cloudy days and I'm in the dumper.

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While working in London I made certain to find time for a day's out with steam over the Settle and Carlyle. But even curves isn't going to brighten up the pix taken that day. After a few winter months in London it became clear why Brits are such inveterate travelers. And of course during the summer Green Park turned brown.

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