Old 08-02-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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This one rejected too dark,processed the frame before is the attached better? or let them both go to PC.

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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Well, the sky is right, But the for ground and train are to dark to get in.
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I disagree with Scott; there's certainly precedent for exposures like this getting in:
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I like what you're going for here; dramatic lighting conditions are always appealing. Unfortunately, I suspect the rejected version likely won't make it in, ever, because the entire left 1/3 of the composition contributes nothing to the overall image.

The attachment actually seems overbalanced to the left to me; I'd shave just a bit off the top and bottom and chop off everything to the right of a point midway between the two clumps of trees, more along the lines of of a 1.33:1 aspect ratio.* The sky appears a bit blown out where the sun was brightest, so perhaps with some delicate work with the shadows/highlights tool (or equivalent if you aren't using an Adobe product), or perhaps starting over with a slightly darker exposure and/or higher "recovery" value in raw processing, you can improve the overall visual appeal of the image.

* (As much as I've long preferred to maintain my camera's native 1.5:1 aspect ratio in processed images, I've recently been cropping down as far as 1.25:1 and have been much more pleased with the results than with what I was getting at the default ratio; something to consider if things just aren't coming together quite as much as you'd like with a 1.5:1 crop.)

Keep working on this one; even if the RP crew ultimately decides it's not in line with their vision for the site, it certainly could be a keeper for the personal collection.
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for your thoughts David. I reprocessed the shot from RAW reset all to zero and WB to cloudy, then levels to not blowout the sun and minor shadow/highlights. I recropped along you suggestion and like the result. Will resubmit and see what happens.

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Love it, great shot, I hope it gets in.
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Thanks for the help guys,it made it.



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Glad I was wrong Mark nice photo.
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Thanks Scott you call em as you see em, BTW thanks to all for the comments and favourites it is much appreciated. Mark.
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