Old 09-26-2009, 01:38 PM   #1
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This picture was rejected for poor lighting...cloudy day shot.

It was taken on a cloudless day, late afternoon just as the sun was beginning to set. After appeal, they said that it would be rejected anyway because of too much noise in the picture.

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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It was taken [snip] just as the sun was beginning to set. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=734676&key=0
That's the killer time that just never works. The light was probably perfect 15 minutes earlier, and probably would get kind of cool again if you were set up for night photography in about an hour, but dusk just doesn't work. (I just learned this lesson myself.)

If you show it naturally you get dinged for too dark.

If you lighten it, it looks muddy like it was taken on an overcast day (even if it wasn't).

Sorry... but it is a nice spot and worth hitting again.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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This picture was rejected for poor lighting...cloudy day shot.

It was taken on a cloudless day, late afternoon just as the sun was beginning to set. After appeal, they said that it would be rejected anyway because of too much noise in the picture.

Comments anyone?


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=734676&key=0
Just because it was clear it doesn't mean there couldn't have been poor lighting, as the rejection suggests. You need to get past the cloudy day part of the rejection.

Yes, too much noise and poor image quality, not to mention bad angle with the pole growing out of the top of the locomotive. Stepping a few feet to the left would have avoided that.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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Look at some of the photos that get accepted that are taken on sunny days. Then look at your shot. You'll notice a major difference.

Poor quality for sure.

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