Old 10-25-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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I'm quite surprise that this photo is rejected because of "too dark". I have a poor old monitor which is already not bright enough. Therefore I normally incorrectly made photo brighter that viewed as too bright from other normal monitors/screens previously. For this photo, even using my poor old monitor, I still clearly see the details of the locomotives, tracks, buildings etc. How come this is too dark? What do you think?

Again I'm new here, I just want to clarify the standards here, no offence.

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Old 10-25-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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I would appeal, it's hard to say that this image is "too dark" there's no sky or any backlighting to say it's really too dark. The only thing is maybe cropping out the upper right hand corner where the shadows are looming from that overhang.

Otherwise it's a good image, sort of a peculiar angle though. On top of a building?

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Old 10-25-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thank you. The upper right hand corner is the covered railway station platform, therefore it is dark.

This is already the second one I submitted due to "too dark". I have already brightened a bit but it is still "too dark". If I further brighten it, it will surely be "too bright". I don't think it is really the screener wants to see?

The photo is taken on top of a footbridge.

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I would appeal, it's hard to say that this image is "too dark" there's no sky or any backlighting to say it's really too dark. The only thing is maybe cropping out the upper right hand corner where the shadows are looming from that overhang.

Otherwise it's a good image, sort of a peculiar angle though. On top of a building?

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I would appeal, it's hard to say that this image is "too dark" there's no sky or any backlighting to say it's really too dark. The only thing is maybe cropping out the upper right hand corner where the shadows are looming from that overhang.

Otherwise it's a good image, sort of a peculiar angle though. On top of a building?

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After taking your advice, the photo is now accepted as

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=123191

So thank you a lot Sean. However the rejection reason is really a bit confusing ... isn't "bad crop" (or "too dark" + "bad crop") a better alternative?
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Congratulations on the acceptance. My first impression was, not that it was too dark, but 'bad angle.' This is a great example of non "common power" making the difference.

I suppose in Hong Kong, there isn't too much open space to get wide shots.
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I agree with busyEMT on the first impression. Mine also would be "bad angle" but not "too dark." Glad you got it edited to where it was accepted. Congrats!
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Congratulations on the acceptance. My first impression was, not that it was too dark, but 'bad angle.' This is a great example of non "common power" making the difference.

I suppose in Hong Kong, there isn't too much open space to get wide shots.
Yes I agree the angle is not favourable too. Actually HK does have some places to have good shots but the schedules for these locomotives are infrequent and unknown.

Originally I went to take photos of the newer one (on the left) which had not started services yet. But the older one (on the right) just came out from the station suddenly so I have no time to find a better place
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After taking your advice, the photo is now accepted as

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=123191

So thank you a lot Sean. However the rejection reason is really a bit confusing ... isn't "bad crop" (or "too dark" + "bad crop") a better alternative?
"Bad Crop" wouldn't really be a valid rejection for this photo, as you did center the subject in the frame. Generally "bad cropping" refers to taking an image that should technically be center-weighted (subject focused into the center of the frame).

In this instance you did just that, you just left a little bit too much on the edges, and helped feed the mental "too dark" monster. The more pronounced the shadow no matter how big, or where it is, the more the viewer is likely to think it's a dark picture.

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