Old 01-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Backlit...not enough light on the nose

Should I give it a little shadow massage with PSE and re-submit in a few days?

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #2
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Just for consistency, I bet the same screener let this one on
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At any rate, the biggest flaw in your shot is the cars are on the wrong side of the light... if they werent, it probably would have gotten on. By the book, it's an accurate rejection.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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Any problem with the lighting is their's, not yours. Fine photo. Maybe needs a little more contrast.
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Looks like the sun is coming in from directly left of the loco. Legit rejection.
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Needs a lot more contrast, or something, in my view. Seems well off. I am wondering if you did a lot of shadows work, but instead of restricting it to the train you let the effect hit everything, which mucked up the leaves.
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Its overall a very unappealing image to be quite honest, very little light on the nose, hazy summer light, and the image quality suggests its been cropped alot. Troy's example is irrelevant, only problem with Max's image is the half noselight but the theres more to the scene than just the train.
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Any problem with the lighting is their's, not yours. Fine photo. Maybe needs a little more contrast.
RP isn't the only one with a problem. The lighting is harsh and unappealing IMO too.

Max's shot is completely different, Troy. The lighting is warm and very appealing. Two contrasting examples.
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Light was on the wrong side for that shot to work. Had the cars and half engine nose been lit, and only one side not lit I bet it would be accepted. Very rarely can dark side prominent shots work, and almost never in filtered dull summer light.
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And it's unlevel!
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And it's unlevel!
Which way Joe and what is your reference ?
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Which way Joe and what is your reference ?
The actual train is leaning CCW by between .5 and 1.0% judging mostly from the passenger cars. Mind you, the levelness is the least of the issues.
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Carl, what was the collective sigh for?
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What, those crappy looking passenger cars? Yeah, I'd have put the camera down had I seen them coming around the bend.

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