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Old 07-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Poor lighting (Cloudy)? Actually, there was clear sky not full of cloudy

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When I catch an 13G with clear sky not cloudy but RP say my photo been rejected because of cloudy but it was nothing.


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Old 07-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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That's not a clear sky. Looks hazy and over cast wich is very common in the summer. The haze is likely in front of the sun, too making this a hard shot to get in. We can argue whether it was technically cloudy or not when you took the shot. But the shot is still going to be flat and lacking color, common for cloudy day or hazy sky condistions.
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Whatever you think the conditions were there, the camera didn't see it that way.

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Hazy light is difficult because while it doesnt look that bad to the eye, it does to the camera, I think it might be salvegable with some PS work. Do you have a closer shot so we can see the power better? Thats one of only 3 SD60's left in CR paint.
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Hi David,

I would echo what the other guys are saying. Even if there weren't any obvious clouds in the sky, there was a pretty serious haze layer. Your caption indicated it was hot and humid, and those are exactly the kinds of days when that haze layer is present. That haze layer filters the sunlight, robbing you of the light intensity that you need to bring out the colors. Also, the further you are from your subject on a hazy day, the less crisp your picture will appear.

As a light aircraft pilot for nearly 30 years, I can attest to what that haze does to visibility. On the ground, you may think the visibility is many miles, but take off and climb a couple of thousand feet and you'll swear you were swimming around in a bowl of tomato soup. You can't see much in any direction except straight down. On days like that, I file an instrument flight plan, because I have NO horizon with which to keep the airplane level visually.

Look for days when the sky is a gorgeous BLUE. Unfortunately, you may have to wait a month or two for it. That Bermuda High that is sitting on the east coast is just pumping that hot, humid, HAZY air into the Northeast and it doesn't show any signs of leaving us anytime soon.

I'm looking forward to September and October!
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I'm looking forward to September and October!
Me, too!!!



(And not just for the weather, but football!)
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(And not just for the weather, but football!)
And the Mets overtaking the Braves.
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That Bermuda High that is sitting on the east coast is just pumping that hot, humid, HAZY air into the Northeast and it doesn't show any signs of leaving us anytime soon.
Correction, it is pumping all of the crap emissions and polluted air from all of the coal fired power plants in the southeast into the midwest and northeast.

Living in Florida is nice because we constantly have clean air from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean being blown over the state clearing out all the smog and pollution. That is, except in the Winter when we have generally wind out of the North, then we get some of that.
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And the Mets overtaking the Braves.
Seriously?
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I am worried about the Braves being over taken by a team north of here. Just not that far north. For some reason, we've been having trouble with mediocre teams like the Brewers and the Marlins. Meanwhile, the Phils are getting hot.
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I'm looking forward to the Lions winning the Superbowl this year...
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lol, I would put any amount of money I had and laying 10 to 1 on that NOT happening.
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Too much shadow on the front of the engine and WAY too much agriculture.
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Be afraid Joe, be VERY afraid!!!! Billy Wagner is rounding into mid-season form now!!!

And Troy, I will take the heat, you can have your clean air and oil blobs!
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Oil free here baby!

Thats just the panhandle (for now)
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Spare us the ugly power lines, and show us more of the interesting veg in the foreground. With a better composition, and more contrast, I could see it in the db.
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DON'T PUT THE TRAIN so far up in the frame as on the last attachment. That actually looks profoundly horrible.
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David;

I don't think this shot is getting in. It's just too hazy. I took it through my standard photo processing and it didn't end up looking much better than your original. Just chalk this up to shooting in a bad time of the year. I did a little cropping and added my version here. The power poles do not destract from the shot in my opinion, certainly not as much as cropping them out would.

Your image was only 267K when I opened it up in PSE. You're shooting with a Canon 50D. There's no reason to kill that many pixels when saving it. Try to keep the shots around 1000K for RP.
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Hello Joe,

Yeah I was taken shot a while hot weather with hazy something like that. Suppose I think that RP would be accept but I surprised that RP rejected my photo due cloudy so most peoples said maybe were photo got hazy..

My photo only have 267K than less or more? What is you mean when I should to keep shots around 1000K?

Nikos; ah no I don't have any kinds of lens with close stuff..and I got it..

Kevin; thanks for define!

Yes everyone I using Canon 50D

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My photo only have 267K than less or more? What is you mean when I should to keep shots around 1000K?

Yes everyone I using Canon 50D
David, what Joe is saying is that even though you are shooting with a 50D, your shots are very small in file size. Are you shooting RAW and/or JPEGs? When you save the file, how do you save it? Somewhere in that process, you are losing a lot of image quality, and it's hurting your chances of getting photos accepted.

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David, what Joe is saying is that even though you are shooting with a 50D, your shots are very small in file size. Are you shooting RAW and/or JPEGs? When you save the file, how do you save it? Somewhere in that process, you are losing a lot of image quality, and it's hurting your chances of getting photos accepted.

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If he is shooting in *.jpg he could also have the format and/or file size on the camera set to low, which would result in smaller files.

That combined with a high ISO number could result in some really poor images.
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