Old 06-25-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:22 AM   #2
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I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!
Oh jeeze... not THAT shot again.
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I'd appeal - you might note the, uh, obvious rarity of the scene and perhaps brighten it up a bit.

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I knew I should have packed some light deflectors just in case!

I am seeing it this way... APPEAL IT! The admins should realize how rare this is and accept it. I like the shot...

Mitch, looks like we said it at the same time, great minds think alike!



That might be an insult to you though...
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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Karl... appeal and put a note that this is the rarest of rare movements... This is a brilliant shot... Charles
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One of the Chris's will get that straightened out.
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Like Mitch said, lighten it up and a bit and resubmit. Excellent rare shot and well worth being in the database with a little tweaking.

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That is an awesome shot... the backlighting is horrible though. I know there isn't anything you could have done to make this better given the angle... but the pure rareness in the photo is amazing, but I'm not quite sure that it outweighs the backlighting.

Good luck on appeal... more people would like to see this shot.
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To me, the back lighting isn't that bad. The sky is blue, the ground is brown, the trees are green.

I hope the appeal is successful, unfortunately, with the Starlights schedule, this entire move suffered from many rejection reasons.
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Appeal and hopefully it will be accepted ( it deserves it) or share it on other site it's one great shot. Regardless of what the screeners say or judge.
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I concur with the sentiment above. See if you can brighten it and then resubmitt. This is a newsworthy shot that should be accepted.


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The composition is dead on, by the waty. Great catch.


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Just brighten it a bit and you should be good... appeal first, however.
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That shot rocks. It is a little backlit but I think it is certainly a cool shot!

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Old 06-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #14
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Don't brighten it up - rather, use Fill Light or (very carefully) the Shadows filter, both features in Photoshop. It'll brighten the dark areas (the trains) without blowing out the highlights.
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That was kind of something how that shot opened up...

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That was kind of something how that shot opened up...
It was amazing... and the fact that I was standing next to you and completely blew it will haunt me for the rest of my life.
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I love how the shot shows both trains. Appeal it.
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If this doesn't get in, and another grainy/bad color night shot gets in, then theres someone asleep at the wheel.
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It's situations like this that make me wish there was a voting system for rejected images that would allow the majority to vote and overrule the screeners.
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Use your levels control to lighten it up, or use auto levels. That will help. Then use a hefty dose of shadow recovery to get some detail on the trucks. Then I would give it a few points of saturation boost and the same with contrast boost. You won't be able to overcome the backlit nature of the shot, but you can give it more snap. This shot should be accepted due to its rarity, but I think you can make it a bit better. I've overdone it a bit to show what can be done, but by taking it a bit easier, you can avoid the tinted photo look that I got.

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Or Lighted the pilot and boosted the color some
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What about a B&W conversion?

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There's just something about this particular lighting angle that makes the sides of the cars stand out to me. Almost a wet metal look. The lighting might be harsh, but I like the way it makes the side of the train look.
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What's also brilliant about this shot, is that the two trains occupy the same amount of width in the photo.

It's really excellent.
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