Old 12-31-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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I had the following rejection from a shot I took yesterday:


Because it was on the cloudy side, I tried to get a little more creative with the shot by framing it with the "Train Approaching" sign on the platform pointing at the lead unit. I thought that between that and other features in the image, like the silhouette of the engineer, it might be worth taking a chance on it, despite the cloudy conditions.

As you can see, it was rejected as too dark. Is this really a cloudy day rejection by another name or is there enough going on with the subject matter that an adjustment to the brightness might stand a realistic chance of being accepted? If adjusting and trying it again might be worthwhile, is there a particular spot (e.g., the side of the train) that I should focus my attention on as a reference point?
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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Looks pretty good to me given the conditions. I wonder if darkening the sky a bit, and then selectively brightening some of the darker spots around the locomotive and station platform might help the image some. It might not work for RP, but I'd say it's worth a tinker.

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Old 01-02-2017, 12:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jac_murphy View Post
Looks pretty good to me given the conditions.
The conditions appear not to have been suitable for an RP-acceptable shot. I'd say not worth the effort if RP is the goal.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:09 AM   #4
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In my experience RP always wants images brighter than I process for myself.
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