Old 08-20-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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This picture in terms of light is pretty much like it was. Dust gives the tint.

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Any suggestions? Must the contrast be increased?
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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I don't think this shot will get on.The orange tint in the shot is way to distracting. I don't think adjusting the contrast will help. Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:17 AM   #3
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If it looked that way in real life I dont see whats wrong with it, the orange haze may well be from atmospheric conditions that arnt as common in North America, maybe cut the orange down just a tad and bump up the contrast (im really not sure which way they want you to go on this one). I think it has quite a good chance of getting on.
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If it looked that way in real life I dont see whats wrong with it, the orange haze may well be from atmospheric conditions that arnt as common in North America, maybe cut the orange down just a tad and bump up the contrast (im really not sure which way they want you to go on this one). I think it has quite a good chance of getting on.
I disagree on the "good chance" unless you mean the shot is sound other than the coloring. It has the look of a sepia shot but with a different hue, and a heavy application of it. It looks completely unnatural. If this is truly, truly how it looked then (and, frankly, it can be hard to look at one's own image critically, and it can be difficult to remember just how the color looked on a certain day in the past), then you will have to figure out a way to convince the screeners that in fact that is how things looked. Perhaps some links to other images taken in similar conditions? I can't speak for the screeners, but that would help me to be receptive to this look.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input.

That was how it was - have had some other shots rejected for the same reasons re the light.

So, I took Nikos advice and toned down the colour, and adjusted the contrast and resubmited and it got rejected again for back lighting, not enough front light.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=723012756

I can see this is going to be one of those that goes round in circles and get rejected for every reason under the sun (had a few of those). So will leave it now.....
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It looks completely unnatural. If this is truly, truly how it looked...
The colour is distracting, but I have no doubt that's exactly how it looked. As soon as I saw that photo (even before I saw the location) it reminded me of just-before-sunset lighting when I was in Lesotho (less than 500km from Pretoria where that picture is). So maybe nikos1 is right:
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