Old 12-31-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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If anything, this looks underexposed. This was the forth try. What is up with this?
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:24 AM   #2
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I'm not sure. I just think it has terrible shadows.
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Besides the shadows, the second train looks like it was accidentally included in the shot. It's cut off in a real bad place. It would have been better to either get the second train past the first or even directly beside it.
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Well, thanks guys, those responses have nothing to do with exposure.
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Well, thanks guys, those responses have nothing to do with exposure.
All right. Exposure looks close to me, though maybe a tad hot.
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Hot in what way? midtones? highlights? I'm asking because as far as I'm concerned that shot is underexposed.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:10 AM   #7
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It looks slightly over exposed on the sky and train. Like maybe the shadows threw the exposure off if you shot on auto or if you metere partly on the shadows. The screener might also be tricked by the darkness on the bottom of the shot and the blue up top. I see other issues with the shot that I'm not supposed to mention that I think will stop it from getting on RP.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:19 AM   #8
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You can go ahead and mention the other issues. I sort of agree with the ones mentioned above, but since the shadows and angle didn't kill the shot on the first, I'm just not that worried about them. As I said, this was the 4th take, and if a screen has something else they don't like about the photo, they'll usually make it known in half that time. But I digress...

The shot was manually metered off the mid-tones using matrix metering. I can see what you're saying about the sky, but in this edit it looks pretty even too me. When I was editing, I paid attention to the ballast because the really white ballast on this line always winds up being brighter than the rest of the shot, and has gotten other shots rejected for over-exposure before (that were eventually accepted after enough tweaking).

So yeah, I sort of see how could be more of a contrast issue (and I have seen exposure rejections be contrast related before), but I'm having trouble seeing how or where the exposure could really profit from any more shifting around.
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