Old 03-04-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Lighting on the nose (cloudy day)

This photo was rejected for being backlit and it has me confused. Looking at the photo you can clearly see that it is cloudy. I submitted an appeal saying that the photo was taken on a cloudy day and that I extended the shutter speed to compensate for the lighting. In addition, the photo is taken from a unique angle.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=337445019

Would colour be better for such a shot?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesmp/2207541188

What are your thoughts?
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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The issue is not whether or not you properly exposed a poor nose light shot (the second clause in the rejection reason, the first being backlit), the issue is whether the shot has sufficient light on the nose (in particular, relative to the sky behind it). It does not.

The solution, for RP purposes, is generally to retake the picture on a day with good light. Or change the composition to reduce the strong presence of the overcast light.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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The solution, for RP purposes, is generally to retake the picture on a day with good light. Or change the composition to reduce the strong presence of the overcast light.
I'll upload one of the other photos I took standing up of the front. They do not have as much sky in them.
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