Old 03-05-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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Exactly how is this poor lighting?
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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"poor" in the sense of "blah"

Note the full text of the rejection reason:
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Poor lighting (Cloudy): Common angle cloudy day shots of common/standard power are generally not accepted.
It is not sunny, it is common power, it is a common angle (at least of the power).

I think of it this way - can you, or, importantly, someone else! - go back and reshoot the identical scene on a day with better light. If yes, the rejection is warranted.
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I think it's just because it's not optimum lighting for the day. It's always important to ask yourself can better light be had, and if it can then there's a good chance they won't take it.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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I agree with both replies, just needs better lighting. Shoot for this location on a better day, with the sun angle in your favor. And also just as a suggestion, try getting more of the train's consist in the photo, and maybe more of the background with the trailers and all. Not much to look at to the left in this one except tracks.

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There appears to be some sun on it and from the right direction. Personally I like it, except for the cropping. I'd have backed off a bit and not cutoff the signal in the background. Maybe brighten it a bit then bring the top dark level down a bit, or a tad more contrast.
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The guys above me gave great advice and they're dead on. I'd add that the train is near about centered in the shot and that you should have given more room above the train and not cut the signal off.


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It looks fine just the way it is, and I wouldn't change a thing. There are shots a-plenty posted here with similar light and cropping. Yeah, so the signal in the background is cut off. If it had been included, it would look even more like a distracting protrusion from the train than it is now (which isn't unacceptable).

You can't beat photos of trains on curves, and all of the tracks in the photo give the image nice movement. This one should have been included in the site. I bet if I look at the photos taken in the last week, I can find some that have similar attributes.

Still, the rejection was for lighting, and there's nothing wrong with it since you can't see the "kiss of death" white sky that often accompanies a photo taken under heavy cloud cover.
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[quote=socalrailfan] Personally I like it, except for the cropping. I'd have backed off a bit and not cutoff the signal in the background.

Its a bit light on sun but ok. But cut off the signals at the top. Thats what bugs me, I do like the track layout.
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Still, the rejection was for lighting, and there's nothing wrong with it since you can't see the "kiss of death" white sky that often accompanies a photo taken under heavy cloud cover.
You can't see the white sky, but you can see the effects of not having sunlight.

It's a nice shot; I look forward to seeing it accepted down the road, in nice light and with the signal not chopped off.
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Is it possible to stand a little more to the left? You would get to see a bit more of the train which might help.
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