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Daniel MINACA 07-01-2017 01:09 PM

PAQ another time !
It's a shame because it is really reflect of night moves after summer week end in Paris a terminus station:

Rene de Vries 07-01-2017 01:39 PM

PAQ another time !
Bonjour Daniel,

too bad, I really like this picture. There is so much to see and quality-wise it is OK for me as well..

Not sure why it was rejected (or why a screener dubbed this as poor aesthetic quality) but c'est la vie..

Cheers from Germany


Freericks 07-01-2017 05:16 PM

It is a bit cluttered, but I think in the end you probably just lost a game of screener roulette (another screener may have taken it).

John West 07-01-2017 07:50 PM

Good idea, and worth trying again. The composition needs improving, among other things the bright lights at the top of the image are distracting and angles of the shed are bothersome. I wonder if there is a vantage point to the right that would allow you to frame the scene with a more balanced shed structure, have the tracks more vertical in the image, and all the people coming right at you, with the escalators at the bottom of the picture.

Joe the Photog 07-01-2017 08:19 PM

If you have the pixels, try cropping those lights up top out and putting the trains more toward the right of the frame instead of exactly centered. It may not get on, but it'd be a better photograph. But, really, these types of shots tend to get either a PAQ or Top Shot of the Day. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground. I see why they rejected it though

JRMDC 07-02-2017 04:35 PM

I agree with the others, but I would also suggest color over B/W. The shot just doesn't have the sort of tonal variation that makes for interesting B/W in my opinion.

EMTRailfan 07-03-2017 03:14 PM

It appears slightly blurry all over to me.

bigbassloyd 07-03-2017 08:06 PM

Looks overexposed

Loyd L.

Micha01 07-04-2017 11:53 AM

Hi Daniel,

if you process this photo again, please don't crop the iron girder with the ornaments at the top. For me that subdivides the photo and seperates the platform area from the hall. Maybe ist possible to darken the three lights a little. All in all nice shot.
Or if you can redothe shot, give it a try with a grey flow filter

Good look for a resubmission

JimThias 07-05-2017 02:49 PM

When shooting a scene like this, it's always a good idea to take a second exposure for the brighter parts of the scene. The schedule board to the left (is that what it is?) is blown out, and detail in that would have helped immensely. Same goes with the lights. I agree with Micha's assessment to keep them because they include an integral part of the scene. Of course, this is only possible if you're using a tripod.

RobJor 07-05-2017 04:20 PM

Was a tripod since there is people motion blur. The more I look at it, the whole foreground is bright but you need the exposure for the ceiling detail so like above note, a couple exposures or multiple processing in RAW???


Daniel MINACA 07-06-2017 05:40 AM

Thank you at all for advices; color, a different cropping with centered trains and picture was accepted ! Better like that:

JimThias 07-06-2017 12:56 PM

Color is MUCH better! Looks great!

Mberry 07-06-2017 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 191728)
Color is MUCH better! Looks great!

Yep, very nice.

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