Old 01-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #1
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I am beginning to wander if the reject button is stuck as well...

I submitted the following and resubmitted the adjusted exposure and both came back as underexposed. How much better should it be in such challenging lighting conditions? I've seen a lot of other photos that were "underexposed" posted. What's wrong with this one?

First submission:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=897244&key=0

Second submission with different exposure level:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=884680994

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Most of the image is exposed properly, except the most important part- the train. Looks like it in shadow, "underexposing" it.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:58 AM   #3
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Why is the train framed so far back to the right in the photo, with all the dead space in front of it?
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:14 AM   #4
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Note the station building - a major part of the composition...
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:46 AM   #5
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Why is the train framed so far back to the right in the photo, with all the dead space in front of it?
He already replied, but I'm going to agree with what he said. The old station is definitely an interesting part of the scene...why cover it up with a train? I think the train is positioned perfectly. Now he just need to do some selective lightening to the image so the train can be brighter.
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Can you reshoot this when the train is fully lit? It is a really good idea, but I think it could be hit with the distracting shadows rejection.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #7
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Can you reshoot this when the train is fully lit? It is a really good idea, but I think it could be hit with the distracting shadows rejection.
He should be able to in a few weeks when the sun is a little higher in the sky at the same time that train runs.
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He already replied, but I'm going to agree with what he said. The old station is definitely an interesting part of the scene...why cover it up with a train? I think the train is positioned perfectly. Now he just need to do some selective lightening to the image so the train can be brighter.
Agreed, but on a future attempt, either include the entire catenary pole on the right, or position yourself to not have any of it in the photo. It is a distraction as-is.
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Thanks for the comments and advice.
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