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crazytiger 10-19-2009 05:20 PM

Before I submit...
 
What do you think of this pic? Does it have the potential?
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...eHartwell2.jpg

JimThias 10-19-2009 05:35 PM

No. Underexposed, poor lighting, maybe bad cropping.

crazytiger 10-19-2009 05:42 PM

Why poor lighting? I can understand underexposed and I can fix bad cropping (or at least try).

JimThias 10-19-2009 05:46 PM

It's so dark that I can't even tell what the lighting is. :lol: ;-)

travsirocz 10-19-2009 06:36 PM

Try to bring the exposure up first, but I think you may get a lot of noise.

crazytiger 10-19-2009 07:25 PM

How do you suggest I crop it?
This is the original shot (with limited editing)
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/h...94/NS_Lake.jpg

What do you think of the location?

Chase55671 10-19-2009 08:23 PM

That second shot you posted looks better as far as exposure is concerned, but the first one is way too dark.

Chase

dejv 10-19-2009 09:18 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Levelness: it needs slight CW rotation to get bridge supports vertical

Cropping: go for 3:2 ratio, keep the interesting tree in the right and crop out the train in the left. Keep the bridges in upper third of the pic (the water is much more interesting than nearly empty sky).

Contrast: it needs quite a lot of it. It looks like you shot this photo through dirty window now.

I tried a bit of editing
- cropping
- contrast increase with curves
- selective darkening of sky
- selective sharpening of everything else

The result is in attachment.

Joe the Photog 10-19-2009 10:16 PM

The shot is framed really nicely as is. However, next time, let the train move up closer to the edge of the frame.

JimThias 10-20-2009 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazytiger (Post 101424)
How do you suggest I crop it?
This is the original shot (with limited editing)
What do you think of the location?

Why'd you make the first one so dark? :confused:

The location is good...just go back there when the fall colors are popping and you'll have a winner.

crazytiger 10-20-2009 02:45 PM

1 Attachment(s)
I lightened, cropped, straightened, and upped the contrast a touch. What are its chances?
Attachment 4772

@JimThias: Because I'm stupid. Congrats on 4,100 posts!

NathBDP 10-20-2009 03:15 PM

Could it be that your monitor is not calibrated for brightness, contrast, and color?

crazytiger 10-20-2009 04:24 PM

I would be very surprised if it hasn't been? Is yours?

Random Information: Image taken at 34 40 55.59 N, 81 51 06.75 W, 0.83 miles south of the subject

travsirocz 10-20-2009 04:28 PM

Looks a lot better then what you started with!

crazytiger 10-20-2009 04:37 PM

:decidediwilltrymyluck:

NathBDP 10-20-2009 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazytiger (Post 101501)
I would be very surprised if it hasn't been? Is yours?

Random Information: Image taken at 34 40 55.59 N, 81 51 06.75 W, 0.83 miles south of the subject

I'm not sure what to make of your first sentence, but you certainly would be conscious of whether or not you've color calibrated your monitor, and if your first picture looked correctly exposed on your monitor then it is most likely not calibrated.

Yes, my monitor is calibrated using Eye-One.

crazytiger 10-20-2009 05:43 PM

No, it didn't I was just messed up.

crazytiger 10-22-2009 03:36 PM

OK, so after a "Undersharpened/Soft" reject, I have gotten five rejects, four on Bad Color/Saturation rejects.
Here are the most recent two. What do I need to fix? Which way should I go?
3rd Reject
4th Reject
5th Reject

Chase55671 10-22-2009 07:29 PM

Rejection links do not work.

Chase

crazytiger 10-22-2009 11:12 PM

I'm not gonna try to submit again if I don't know what to do different. As of now, I've tried what I know to do and nothing helps. What are your thoughts/help?

Chase55671 10-22-2009 11:19 PM

The 3rd rejection link is the best one. Not sure what happened to the 4th and 5th, but they look pretty green.

Chase

crazytiger 10-22-2009 11:45 PM

But that didn't prevent it from getting R-----ed, should I appeal that one or would that be suicide? What do I need to do?

Walter S 10-23-2009 12:31 AM

I have never seen the sky as represented in the rejected photos. The color is way off. The sky is also very noisy. What kind of software are you using?

JimThias 10-23-2009 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazytiger (Post 101497)

@JimThias: Because I'm stupid. Congrats on 4,100 posts!

Uhhh...thank you? :confused:

Chase55671 10-23-2009 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 101704)
Uhhh...thank you? :confused:

:lol::lol:

Chase


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