Old 11-27-2005, 06:52 PM   #1
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Now, before I get into the photos themselves, I know that they were taken in cloudy weather and normally that doesn't fly, but the rejection for the following photos were too dark for the first two and underexposed for the last one.

I would like to know if, in anyone's opinion, these could be fixed via photoshop or if I should just stash them away in my personal collection.

Here's the first two (rejected: too dark):

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=189376

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=189375

And last but not least (rejected: underexposed)

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=189378

Any opinions and comments welcome. I'm trying to get better, so this is a good way for me to learn.

Thanks to all in advance.
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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All of them you need to simply lighten them up using photoshop. However after you do that, they might get rejected for clouds. The 2nd might get forground clutter, but try lightening them all up first.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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All of them you need to simply lighten them up using photoshop. However after you do that, they might get rejected for clouds. The 2nd might get forground clutter, but try lightening them all up first.
Aye, I was surprised the second didn't get "clutter" added on there as well.

I'll see if can work some PS magic and report back.

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Old 11-27-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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Maybe play up the two logos and the old paint scheme. I have had rare leaser power rejected for cloudy days.

In the second photo the cab roof practically blends into the sky. While I can see detail in the trucks and such, the sky is blown out making it a task to focus in on the lower part of the locomotive.

I would think "cloudy days" by themselves aren't the rejection factor (most of the time). It is the white balance of the camera and unequal exposure that makes a photo unappealling or of poor quality. Also, unlike with high sun in the summer, you can't shoot down to exclude the clouds as poor color quality is evident in such photos.

Great potential for roster shots, just try when there is sun.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #5
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Great potential for roster shots, just try when there is sun.
I'd thought about going back that day after the sun had been up for a few hours. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Hindsight is a b***h. Oh well, should be back up in Keysville after the beginning of the new year. Don't see these two units going anywhere, anytime soon.

Thanks again for the advice.
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