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cyberdoctorind 03-05-2018 01:28 AM

A Rejection Again ! A Confused Soul on Exposure
 
I am here again thoroughly confused on RailPictures evaluation of a specific photograph for Exposure. I like to keep my photographs bright and nice, however when I started to submit my photographs to RP, I submit them by slightly underexposing them and today I have been caught between Under and Over Exposure game with 2 of my submissions rejected

Rejected for being underexposed

[photoid= 1642131]
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=8001724

Rejected for being overexposed

[photoid= 1642204]
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...04&key=4325576


Between these 2 photographs, the EV probably is 1/2 a stop and when I look at the second image on my monitor it seems to be ok to me.

The question that I have is, how do I get the exposure correct in PostProcessing and is it worthwhile to go for the 3rd submission for this specific photograph ?

Please advice.

KevinM 03-05-2018 01:40 AM

You will need to post the actual links to the rejections. Rejected photos do not have valid photoids, so no one is able to see the images that you are referring to. :-)

cyberdoctorind 03-05-2018 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinM (Post 193589)
You will need to post the actual links to the rejections. Rejected photos do not have valid photoids, so no one is able to see the images that you are referring to. :-)

Ah Thanks Kevin :) .

Here we go with the full links

Rejection for Overexposure

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...04&key=4325576

Rejection for Underexposure

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=8001724

Queued Photograph with re-corrections to the exposure applied as deemed fit by me [ I still find this one dark :( ]

http://www.railpictures.net/viewqueued.php?id=1642220

Joseph Cermak 03-05-2018 02:59 PM

Links to queued photos are not visible to anyone but the photo submitter. As for the other two versions, the underexposed one is definitely underexposed. The over exposed one doesn't look extremely overexposed, I'd have to see the histogram. I would have just bumped exposure down by .10 or .20 from that rejection. It seems to me like you over corrected.

cyberdoctorind 03-05-2018 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Joseph Cermak (Post 193602)
Links to queued photos are not visible to anyone but the photo submitter. As for the other two versions, the underexposed one is definitely underexposed. The over exposed one doesn't look extremely overexposed, I'd have to see the histogram. I would have just bumped exposure down by .10 or .20 from that rejection. It seems to me like you over corrected.

Thanks Joseph, Apologies for the lame questions but I am very confused as to what RP considers Acceptable exposures. I have already become famous with the screeners because of the rejections that I get just because of my ineptitude on Post Processing specific to RP or I am way off my PP skills.

Attachment 9590

I do not know if I should re-submit the photograph above (which I have corrected) as I am sure something else will come up. Please advice.

JimThias 03-06-2018 12:55 AM

I think your processing issues have more to do with your computer monitor than with your knowledge and ability. What are you using to edit and view your photos?

cyberdoctorind 03-06-2018 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 193605)
I think your processing issues have more to do with your computer monitor than with your knowledge and ability. What are you using to edit and view your photos?

I use a 2014 MacBook Pro with LR 6 Jim

JimThias 03-06-2018 02:11 AM

Ok, now I'm scratching my head. What I've seen so far from your recent photos posted here is either flat looking (like straight out of the camera raw file) or an odd color (hue). They shouldn't take much tweaking to get them to "pop."


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