Old 05-30-2017, 06:38 PM   #1
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I've been stuck on this one, and I'm not sure how to fix it. This is the original rejection:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...22&key=1236496

I cropped it to follow RP's rule of thirds and ended up here:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...37&key=9457729

Any ideas on what to do? Thank you.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:13 AM   #2
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I think you still might end up with a too loose composition rejection even on the second one - the crop seems awfully rectangular, what ratio is it?
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:41 AM   #3
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I really like the photo. It looks a bit warm though, at least to me. Try adjusting the temperature a bit. Still a cool shot!
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:28 AM   #4
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The smoke blowing around everywhere might make that hue rejection hard to overcome.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:51 PM   #5
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I agree with B Brant, nice picture, a small adjustment to color may suffice. Maybe a bit brighter.
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It does seem too loose, like maybe you were trying to include too much of the passing train. I swear the shot looks like it's leaning CCW.
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Looks a bit warm regarding the color temp to me as well. It wouldn't hurt to do some distortion correction either, because the Wells Fargo Tower doesn't gangster lean in real life.

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Old 05-31-2017, 08:41 PM   #8
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Thank you, everybody, for your responses! I removed the wide-angle distortion with the keystone crop and removed a bit from the right side. (I adjusted the white balance and received a PAQ rejection. Based on your input, I'm going to assume that the rejection was based on being too loose and having a bit of distortion.)

Does this look better?



Edit: Sorry I posted the wrong image.

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I think you still might end up with a too loose composition rejection even on the second one - the crop seems awfully rectangular, what ratio is it?
Suprisingly, it was 1202x 912
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I think it looks better but the smokey area still seems a bit off. I'd say give it a shot with the adjustments you made. If rejected for hue, then I'd say hit smokey area with a brush and make it a little cooler. I still say that's a nice shot.
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I prefer the slightly different angle in the shot you have on FB. Either one, though, it's a great concept.
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I prefer the slightly different angle in the shot you have on FB. Either one, though, it's a great concept.
Thanks! I'll give that one a shot!
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:11 AM   #13
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Thanks for all your help! http://www.railpictures.net/photo/618506/ It made the cut!

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Glad to see it was accepted!
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I would have left the vertical alone and cropped just to the left of the building on the left of the frame, it's an interesting shot, as Loyd mentioned, color temp is odd and it looks underexposed. Did you use a filter to get the long exposure during daytime?
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I would have left the vertical alone and cropped just to the left of the building on the left of the frame, it's an interesting shot, as Loyd mentioned, color temp is odd and it looks underexposed. Did you use a filter to get the long exposure during daytime?
"Photo taken with a 10 stop neutral density filter. Shutter speed is 15sec."

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"Photo taken with a 10 stop neutral density filter. Shutter speed is 15sec."

- Direct quote from the photo remarks.
Which I obviously didn't read...
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