Old 08-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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I got a photo rejected this morning for horizon unlevel. Easily fixable. But should I bother fixing it or should I simply just get it go. I really go like this photo.

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Old 08-26-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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I would try to fix it. I love the photo, it has a great mood to it. Although I think it still might get dinged for underexposed during the next attempt. So maybe try to adjust the brightness a tad.

Neat shot though!
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Easily fixable. But should I bother fixing it or should I simply just get it go. I really go like this photo.
Is there something you are not telling us? Why are you considering letting it go, given what you have written?
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:36 PM   #4
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Easily fixable. But should I bother fixing it or should I simply just get it go. I really go like this photo.



Is there something you are not telling us? Why are you considering letting it go, given what you have written?
Wow! I was REALLY tired when I wrote this! I meant to say:

But should I bother fixing it or should I simply just let it go. I really like this photo... Sorry for the confusion. It's just one of those days! I'll try editing it again and lightening it up a tad more. Thanks guys!

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:50 PM   #5
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I reprocessed it a little bit...got rejected for over-processed. I'll have to edit it again sometime with less use of the shadow/highlight tool. Thanks for your help.

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I like the edit, although I see where they get the overexposed from. Rework it and try it again!
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:02 AM   #7
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For a cold rainy morning, the photo is very light. It looks as though you have really given the shadow tool a bashing, to the extent that part of the sky is so blown out that the cables have become invisible.

If you shot the original as a RAW file, the detail in the sky should be there and be made to look suitably overcast with detail of all the cables. If shot as a jpeg, you might be struggling though, in either case, the end result might be a "cloudy day" rejection.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:29 AM   #8
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Well it wasn't raining at that exact moment but yes, I did lighten the photo. The wires were gone in the original image...probably the sky was too bright behind them? Now that I have my XT I will probably start shooting raw. I just have to get used to it. This photo was taken as a JPEG on my Canon S2IS. I think I'll let it go as I can't get a decent edit that doesn't look over-processed.

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