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Old 08-17-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default Thoughts on a couple of rejects....

Here are a couple of shots that I thought might be interesting to the RP audience...and were (predictably) rejected by the evening screener.

These are of a 2-foot gauge railcar that was recently built for the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum. The crew was still working the bugs out and doing training when I took these shots. I had prayed for clear, perfectly sunlit conditions, but got only dim sun filtered by altocumulus. I took my best shot with the postprocessing, but still ended up wasting an evening trying to get them on RP.

Busted for bad cropping and contrast:

Probably a bit heavy on the contrast, but I don't understand the crop issue. I put the car in the lower right third and balanced it with a water tank and an interesting 3-way switch. Any other ideas?

Busted for too dark:

Histogram looked decent and the image looked brighter in PSE than it did after I uploaded it. I could raise the mid-tone brightness a swag, but do you think I could get it bright enough to pass muster without looking overprocessed?

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