Old 06-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Got this shot rejected for backlighting... While I can see why they gave it that, isn't that the premise behind all "glinty" shots? Given I rarely do shots like this so I don't have the practice, but would it just be screener preference, or are they all gonna give it backlit?

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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It's a matter of taste. I am guessing that the screener a) found the lack of light on the lead engine problematic, and/or b) didn't much care for very bright glinting off the relatively reflective metal surfaces on the tops of the cars. It's more of a full sun reflection than a soothing glint. Basically, still not late enough in the day (or too far past sunrise if this was morning).
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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If the glint had been on the side of the train in addition to the top, the I think it would have been in.

Perhaps like this:

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With that in mind, go reshoot it.

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #4
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For what it's worth, I would've accepted it in a heartbeat. Among other things, I love the way the glint off the rails is reflected in the sides of the cars.

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Old 06-28-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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Next time I make my way the hour and a half to Toronto at 6am I'll be sure too :P
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:29 AM   #6
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My $.02 - looks like the train will likely be in roughly the same place each day (scheduled commuter) so you just have to wait for a day when the sun is lower...
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
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My $.02 - looks like the train will likely be in roughly the same place each day (scheduled commuter) so you just have to wait for a day when the sun is lower...
I'd agree - its a nice shot but just needs a little more "glint". Maybe increasing the contrast a bit might also help?
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Get some blacks in there (crank the contrast) and retry.
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