Old 08-01-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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Angry High Sun?

What makes high sun so bad? Somebody better give a good answer here.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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Somebody better give a good answer here.
Or what?

Seriously though, use the search function, search for 'high sun' and read all the threads that deal with it. That should give you a good idea about why it's bad.

But, the basic reason is that midday sun casts a harsh light that cannot be avoided. That harsh lights affects the shot in a negative way and that's why high sun shots are bad and not generally accepted here.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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besides the trucks are shadowed and dark the colour of high sun shots looks not well and not like the colours of the shots when sun make angel with the ground.
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Hmmm. That's a great way to get a proper answer...not.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:58 PM   #5
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Alright, sorry guys. I'm just mad about the submission process here. And I guess I took it all out here. I'm lookin' not to start a flame here.
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:01 PM   #6
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Alright, sorry guys. I'm just mad about the submission process here. And I guess I took it all out here. I'm lookin' not to start a flame here.
If you don't like the submission process here, there are certainly a number of places to post your rail pics that don't require any kind of screening process.
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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This shot was rejected here for "high sun". Actually, the sun is very low, but dead on the nose of the locomotive. I could have appealed it, but, instead, I posted it on my other site.

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Old 08-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #8
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Our photo acceptance standards are high -- and necessarily so -- as we continually attempt to maintain the high level of quality RailPictures.Net is known for.
if your pics pass those standards simply it will be shown here in the database.
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Sometimes a screener will plug in the High Sun rejection when they might should have gone with "Poor lighting" or some such. In the Conrail shot, it looks like the sun was more head on than to the side.


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Old 08-06-2006, 09:19 AM   #10
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What makes high sun so bad?
'Coz it makes photos look like smeg.



Living in the tropics, like I do, means high sun for up to 7 hours/day, 6 months of year.

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Old 08-19-2006, 01:54 AM   #11
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Was a li'l surprised recently to have this photo rejected for high sun...given that the loco's trucks are pretty well lit, and the fact that the pic was taken with my wife's new digital. Appeal failed, but am posting it here. Are sunlit trucks no longer the criterion standard?
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[quote=Crusader]Was a li'l surprised recently to have this photo

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Old 08-19-2006, 03:06 AM   #13
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Maybe it's a UP shot! Since we aren't allowed to take them any more, maybe we aren't allowed to see them either!
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:49 AM   #14
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Sorry about that... will try and fix the link...
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:20 PM   #15
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Charles,

Just because you can see light on the outside of the truck frame casting doesn't mean it's not a high sun shot. Take a look at the shadows cast by the radiator wings and the plow. Although high sun shadows are a problem, they are only part of what is wrong with high sun shots. When the sun is high, everything looks harsh. Look at the white building in the background, it's flat and featureless, The sky tends to get washed out and any foliage becomes kind of monochomatic as well.

I know that as railfans, we want to take photos of every train that goes by, but as a photographer, you have to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. This is a photographic site, not a railfan spotting site, so keep the high sun shots for other venues.

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Old 08-19-2006, 05:40 PM   #16
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Quite right Michael,

Lets try and keep the standard as high as possible, there are plenty of sites for the dross.



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Old 08-19-2006, 09:31 PM   #17
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ok...thanks.
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