Old 11-14-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=253456497

- Poor lighting (Cloudy):

~Common angle cloudy day shots: really? I mean how many times does this location get uploaded a month, let alone yearly compared to ppl who take shots at crossing's time after time

~of common/standard power are generally not accepted: Ok im sorry there were only 26 in the world built, how could I forget it was standard?!

- Poor Lighting (Dark): The image is too dark. Ok well ill maybe give them a break on that, but hey at least I didn't photo shop it and make it look like it was day... or maybe I shoulda cuz then it woulda got accepted!

Just having a little fun with this, I had fun taking the photos since I dont take too many these days....

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Old 11-14-2010, 03:50 AM   #2
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Nice shot, but the same scene can be taken in sunlight, hence the cloudy/dark rejections.

As far as common power, that wording is just build into the reasoning, the cloudy part is what matters in this case...
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Thanks, I will try to make it lighter tomorrow as I am not at home... its not the end of the world if it doesn't get on, just like to broadcast my photos on various websites.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:58 AM   #4
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I like it a lot. If it were mine, I would try again, with some slight lightening.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:32 AM   #5
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I agree with Charles. The shot is cool, and the location is great. Lighten it and leave a quick comment to the screeners explaining why you think it should be in the database.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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I also had a bridge scene rejected with the cloudy/common reason:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=875184&key=0

Any thoughts to improve it?
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I also had a bridge scene rejected with the cloudy/common reason:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=875184&key=0

Any thoughts to improve it?
Too much sky for a cloudy day.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #8
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As for the OP's shot, count me in on lightening it up and trying again. I might try a tad closer crop. Also, is it just me, or does the shot look squished just a little? That might just be an illusion caused by a wide angle lens looking down the columns of the bridge though. Also, you commented on Photoshopping it. It seriously could use a litttle more color too. It's a good shot. I'd have clicked on it in the database.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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I try to avoid a "screeners crack me up" type of thread, the OPs in those threads tend not to be receptive to criticism. But here I will chime in, not so much for the OP but to disagree with my forum colleagues, Joe and Charles. I say no, don't lighted up and try again, this is a classic version of RP-not-good-enough light. You or someone else can reshoot on another day. I don't see the point of dealing with the light in this one, it is rather dull and can easily be redone.

When you or someone else does, look for a crop that doesn't leave so much uninteresting space on the left, and the right isn't so great either. Try a crop that isn't 3:2 in format but rather 4:3 or something else.
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I would make some local adjustments. Full sun is nice but it would ruin the feel of your shot which I like.

I made some simple adjustments below just too see.
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I would make some local adjustments. Full sun is nice but it would ruin the feel of your shot which I like.

I made some simple adjustments below just too see.
I started looking at the photo I did and realized it was way too dark, don't know why I didn't see this earlier, so I compared yours and did a little cropping on the left side and it got accepted!

Thanks for all the feedback guys

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=345230

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I started looking at the photo I did and realized it was way too dark, don't know why I didn't see this earlier, so I compared yours and did a little cropping on the left side and it got accepted!

Thanks for all the feedback guys

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=345230

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Glad to see it in. The accepted version is very nice and deserving to be in.
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I didn't see this thread till the shot got in, but when I saw it in the recent uploads, my first thought was "there is a cloudy shot that deserves the DB." Good job, dude.
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Great to see it in... very nice work.
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Thanks guys, glad you like the photo!
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C'mon man, you can do better....
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Great shot. I clicked on it as I went through the uploads of the day.
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C'mon man, you can do better....

I know I could but this way at least I give you a chance!

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Great shot. I clicked on it as I went through the uploads of the day.

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