Old 05-18-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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This got rejected for overprocessed, with a note saying ""Noticeable halos".

Am I going blind? I don't see any halos. I process with iPhoto and had highlights set at 43/100 (I have had many shots accepted with much more highlight recovery). Can someone tell me if they see halos and if so, where?

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Old 05-18-2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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I think you hit it too hard with the candyland filter. Colors, especially the sky and grass look way too hot.

Probably would be an example of a bad rejection, should be bad color IMHO... maybe even a high sun if you want to get technical, although I dont think it should have been rejected for that
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I think you hit it too hard with the candyland filter. Colors, especially the sky and grass look way too hot.

Probably would be an example of a bad rejection, should be bad color IMHO... maybe even a high sun if you want to get technical, although I dont think it should have been rejected for that
Odd that they would leave a comment saying "Noticeable halos" then.... Leads me to believe that that comment pops up automatically. Not very helpful.
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Technically I looks okay to me. Yes the colors are a bit saturated but I don't think overly so....spring green tends to look like that. I certainly don't see any halos. The composition is not particularly compelling, rear view of the loco and the trolley is cut off. If I were to reject it I would do so for composition. Pretty scene but there should be a better angle to get the front of the loco and the whole trolley. Another one of those mystery rejections....especially with the apparently incorrect comment.
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Not a fan of the high sun harshness; unappealing. Don't see the halos.
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I see halos around the roof, spire, etc. Not terrible, but there. I figure I have several photos on here as bad or worse.

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I see halos around the roof, spire, etc. Not terrible, but there. I figure I have several photos on here as bad or worse.

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Interesting, I don't see it, but I'll take your word for it.
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I see halos around the roof, spire, etc. Not terrible, but there.
Damn, I hope you never become a screener here. The best I can do is if I adjust my glasses in one way and get a certain angle on the screen maybe I can imagine some halos. I'm not saying they aren't there, just that I have a VERY hard time seeing them.

Michael, I was looking through some of the pix on your flickr photostream showing the museum, and some of the pix there are pretty interesting and I think better candidates for this place than the one we are nitpicking here.
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I'm on a monitor with REALLY strong contrasts at the moment and can see a bit of haloing. That being said, if I were on a properly-calibrated monitor, it would probably be less visible.

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Damn, I hope you never become a screener here. The best I can do is if I adjust my glasses in one way and get a certain angle on the screen maybe I can imagine some halos. I'm not saying they aren't there, just that I have a VERY hard time seeing them.

Michael, I was looking through some of the pix on your flickr photostream showing the museum, and some of the pix there are pretty interesting and I think better candidates for this place than the one we are nitpicking here.
Thanks, I have submitted others and will submit more.

I thought this one had potential, but it got PEQed. I appealed saying I think it's an interesting scene, but not holding my breath.

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Also possibly the roof of the loco.
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Neat little station! (Alas, no CN or CP GEVO wedging by.)

A halo really is there, around the roof. The question I have is whether more than 1% of viewers would find it objectionable if they even noticed it.
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I'm on a monitor with REALLY strong contrasts at the moment and can see a bit of haloing. That being said, if I were on a properly-calibrated monitor, it would probably be less visible.

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I'm on a properly calibrated monitor and it's not very hard to see.

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I see halos around the roof, spire, etc. Not terrible, but there. I figure I have several photos on here as bad or worse.

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I think they are an illusion, created from the contrast between the roof line and the blue sky. When I zoom in, the halos disappear on my monitor.

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At least that is my theory and I'm sticking with it.

Edit: Even in the thumbnail for this attachment, I can clearly see a halo. Click and enlarge it, the halo is gone.
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I'm on a properly calibrated monitor and it's not very hard to see.

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But do you think that a slight halo alone is reason enough for rejection?
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I think they are an illusion, created from the contrast between the roof line and the blue sky. When I zoom in, the halos disappear on my monitor.

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At least that is my theory and I'm sticking with it.

Edit: Even in the thumbnail for this attachment, I can clearly see a halo. Click and enlarge it, the halo is gone.
No illusion here. Pick up some blue sky near the shingles, then paint with that color in the sky to the left. Obvious difference.
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I thought this one had potential, but it got PEQed. I appealed saying I think it's an interesting scene, but not holding my breath.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...28&key=1783496
Nope, appeal rejected.
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PEQ on these two as well....

Oiling around by Michael Berry Railfan, on Flickr

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I'm a bit surprised both of those got rejected. I particularly like the second one. Shows you how much I know. And apparently I'm blind to halos as well. Darn good thing I am not a screener.

Since the consensus here seems to be that there are halos in the picture, I guess the fact the screener went to the trouble of making a comment represents progress, since screeners don't always seem interested enough to take that second step in the rejection process. We should be grateful for small favors.

Maybe these pix are good candidates for RP du Canada.
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I'm a bit surprised both of those got rejected. I particularly like the second one. Shows you how much I know. And apparently I'm blind to halos as well. Darn good thing I am not a screener.

Since the consensus here seems to be that there are halos in the picture, I guess the fact the screener went to the trouble of making a comment represents progress, since screeners don't always seem interested enough to take that second step in the rejection process. We should be grateful for small favors.

Maybe these pix are good candidates for RP du Canada.
It actually exists! I was even uploading there for quite awhile and quite a number of Canadian RP contributors contribute to both.

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PEQ on these two as well....
My guess would have to be that the backs are turned to the camera.

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