Old 11-09-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hi all had these rejected cloudy/common the day was cloudy but the sun broke through for both these shots, the rest of the day was not so good.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:38 PM   #2
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They are cloudily lit. Though likely more sunny than other times, these are still cloudy.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:09 PM   #3
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It looks like you'd waited for the train to move another yard, there was a ray of sunlight illuminating the curve.

The good thing is, they will run again (I would hope.)
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Changed the WB to daylight in PSE7 is this an improvement?

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Old 11-09-2010, 11:29 PM   #5
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Nope

They will forever be cloudy day common power.
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Does your camera support burst photography? When your working with narrow areas of light like in picture 1, it can help to be able to take multiple pictures since the train is moving into the light.
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First might work if you crop off the top - eliminate the sky upper right - and left. Get rid of the parts that look the most cloudy and focus on the part better lit.

Second, not level, going away a bit does not help, I don't see it getting on.

In general, light and white balance are different issues, so one does not fix the other.
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Thanks for the replies i will keep in PC, these shots are the first from an EF35-135 f4-5.6 usm old film lens i picked up on ebay for $30.00 including post, i am happy with the results on my 450d, i like the shots even though not up to RP standard and hope for better weather.

Looking more closely at No.1 i think high sun will be the next reject.

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Reprocessed the shots, No1 is the next frame after the reject and recropped No2, increased exp on both.

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Number 2 is never going to be accepted, I am sorry to say.

I can't decide on number 1, I'll defer.
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Thanks Greg i am not going to upload these shots for the reasons stated above but look for advice to better process other shots. I still like the pan and will keep in my PC. Mark.
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They're great shots, Mark, but I don't think RailPictures will accept them. At least you'll be able to get the shot again under clear skies!
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Thanks Michael, i don't know when the sun will return it is absolutely bucketing down here at the moment flooding is predicted kind of like Queensland for this time of year.
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Sorry to hear that, Mark. It was nice and sunny here yesterday so I headed to the beach.

When it is cloudy, I try to crop out the grey skies and any light objects on the ground (sand, signal box, etc) because it blows the highlights.

For example ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmp/5174557186

This one of Peter Reading learning to drive worked well too ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmp/5077720326

You can see how the dark/light in the photo taken from the driver's seat of my car has blown out ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmp/5173952467
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