Old 07-07-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Too Dark, Underexposed

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Is this any better?
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The second looks better than the first photo. Hopefully it won't get a back-lit reject.
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Old 07-07-2005, 12:18 AM   #3
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The second one is good. I hope it makes it.
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Old 07-07-2005, 01:20 AM   #4
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Nope. -
Poor Lighting (High Sun): The angle of the sunlight is too high, a common
problem in the summer months of year on mid-day shots.

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Yep; from about 10am till 3 or 4pm, it's not even worth shooting, unless it's something unique, or for your personal collection. You just can't get any light on the trucks.
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:30 AM   #6
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High sun is a good call judging by the small shadows. You may want to pay more attention to the possition of the sun, as it looks like it is to your right in those shots, meaning the side of the train your on is in shadow and rather dark.
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E.M. or any other screener,

Could you explain how a photo goes from underexposed to high sun (which I would infer to be over exposed)? Granted, I am sure this could happen in photoshop or other programs.

To me, the original looked better. Deep colors and a bright overall look. In both photos, I could see the springs in the trucks. But I know being on the shaded side of the unit would also be a problem here.

Short shadows are telltale signs of the time of day, but if the subject isn't washed out or ruined by glare, are short shadows on the ground an automatic rejection?

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High sun generaly has a great effect on the color and contrast of a image, but the "short shadows" are not a instant reject. I did not screen those, but high sun and underexposed are both vailid rejects. As I said, even with high sun, he may have had a better chance if he had been on the right hand side of the train, where the light would have been somewhat better. The shadows tell the tale there, as the nose does have some light on it, but the entire left side of the train is way to dark .
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High sun generaly has a great effect on the color and contrast of a image, but the "short shadows" are not a instant reject.

Thanks, the problem with contrast makes sense. I am still working on my eye for good and bad contrast.
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If YOUR shadow does not point towards the train, then the side of the train you are looking at will be in shadow, and an almost instant rejection (unless it is something very special).
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