Old 03-13-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
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Hello Guys,

Im back to ask for your advice/help on this shot. I dont understand the whole "High Sun" reject so could anyone please explain to me exactly what this means?

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Old 03-13-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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When the sun is high, it tends to take on a harsher, less flattering tone making the photo less aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, it tends to create minor shadows on the plow and underneath the grills, etc. On this site, they are pretty much a no-go, and I agree with that as most shots taken with a high sun angle just aren't that great to look at. Your shot is actually one of the rare high sun shots that I like, and I think the sun position in your shot actually enhances that particular shot, not detracts. Clearly the screener disagrees.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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I agree with the previous comment. IMO, you should appeal. It's a good shot. I think that there is more of a side-angle sun rather than high-angle sun, but it's not enough to call it backlit either.

Sort of similar to this shot's lighting:

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Old 03-14-2008, 03:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for the comments. I sent in appeal, So I should know somthing by tommorow.
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:56 AM   #5
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Length of shadows on vertical plains give away the high sun (i.e. look how long the shadows of the handrails on the nose are, the shadow length of the pilot).

Also, the lack of shadow length on horizontal plains (i.e. your shadow on the ground) is a give away. If your shadow is equal to or greater than your actual height in feet across the ground, you are most likely not in a high sun situation...
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #6
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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Congratulations Alex, I thought it was a fine shot.

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