Old 03-08-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Arrow Sunset rejection question

I was getting used to having most of my photo's rejected but I really thought this one would make it. If I lightened it before sending it to them and if I lighten it more the sunset losses it's color. Any advice or opinions?

Photo ID 101395 was rejected from the database.
Railroad: Metro North
Locomotive: none
Reason for Rejection: Poor lighting (too dark)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=101395
Appeal Rejection: http://www.railpictures.net/members/....php?id=101395
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Old 03-08-2005, 05:10 PM   #2
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Personally, I think it's a great picture - I wouldn't change a thing.

I'd at the very least appeal it. If they still reject it, oh well, such is life.

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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Ross;

It's a nice picture of a sunset, I'm just not sure there's enough train in it for Railpictures.


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Old 03-08-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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It is a neat shot, interesting composition. If the train/railroad relation to the photo were a little more obvious, we would likely accept it.

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Old 03-08-2005, 06:20 PM   #5
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if I state that that Telephone pole in the photo was New York Central not NYC? What if I cut a bit more of the top off the make the cab car more obvious? Is there anything I can do to make the relationship to railroading more obvious? I mean I have a train in the pic and an old New York Central Telephone pole in the pick. Is there anything else I can do or say in the caption to make this photo acceptable?
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Old 03-09-2005, 12:28 AM   #6
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Just a thought, you might want to play around with the gamma correction to make the colors a little more vivid, usually going down on the gamma will do this . . .
I've had great success with it:

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Old 03-09-2005, 02:04 AM   #7
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Gamma correction? How do you do that. I've got photoshop 6.0.
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Well I can't tell you exactly what to do in APS, because I have a pirated full version of Paint Shop Pro 7, although, I have seen that some features are the same . . . on PSP 7 the process is as follows: on the Nav. bar, go to Colors --> Adjust --> Gamma Correction. With a command of Shift+G. I'm not sure how similar APS is, but if you can't find it, try looking it up in the help guide.
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Old 03-09-2005, 12:36 PM   #9
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A agree with John. Try going down on gamma. You can use Microsoft Photo Editor (comes with Windows) to make the adjustment.
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