Old 05-22-2017, 03:01 AM   #1
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Default Edging on high sun...?

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Rejected for high sun. When I got to my location, with the train only like three minutes away, I did the "shadow check" and I couldn't tell if my shadow was longer than I was tall, so I made the assumption the light was good. The train came along, I got the picture, edited it, submitted it, and rejection. Personally, I feel as though this is very borderline on high sun, as the "shadow check" was not any help, but if it is high sun, I feel as though that isn't the only problem.

Problems I can see besides high sun:
1. Tight composition.
2. Rule of thirds issues (maybe?).

What do you think?
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:54 AM   #2
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It's not edging on high sun, it IS high sun. Look at the shadows on the pilot
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:30 AM   #3
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Undersharpened and dark did not help your chances.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...46&key=9006071
Rejected for high sun. When I got to my location, with the train only like three minutes away, I did the "shadow check" and I couldn't tell if my shadow was longer than I was tall, so I made the assumption the light was good. The train came along, I got the picture, edited it, submitted it, and rejection. Personally, I feel as though this is very borderline on high sun, as the "shadow check" was not any help, but if it is high sun, I feel as though that isn't the only problem.

Problems I can see besides high sun:
1. Tight composition.
2. Rule of thirds issues (maybe?).

What do you think?
Your shadow did not lie. However, you may have avoided the high sun rejection had you walked 50-100 yards over to catch the leader earlier in the curve, thus having more light on the nose. Short shadows from the rail heads do agree with your "edging" thought, but your position was just in the wrong place. Still lots of sun on the fuel tanks and trucks, so that also proves that the sun wasn't quite to high sun status yet.

I'd put this more in the "bad angle to the sun" category. In the future for a wedgie shot, when using your shadow as a reference, make sure it's no more than 45 degrees from the rails. The sun here looks more like at a 70-80 degree angle.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:26 PM   #5
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Undersharpened and dark did not help your chances.
Agreed, definitely too dark.
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