Old 01-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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This was taken at Helmstetter's Curve. How much CCW should I go? If I level the loco everything else is gonna look off-kilter.

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IMHO you need to go CW and level off the pathway.
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It looks like you exposed it right but don't be surprised if you get a cloudy/ common reject.

It could get a bad cropping reject as well. It's kinda tight and very close to being centered.
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The loco is centered. You could have stepped to the left and got more of the path with the folks adding some elements. As it is, the shot leaves little to look at.
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Composition and Cropping is horrible
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Your response is more in line with what I was expecting from the screener. When I get an unlevel reject is it unlogical to think that that is the only issue with the image? The screening response for the first submitted photo should include all the problems, not reply with what is arguably the least issue with the submitted photo. That is why I like to post my rejects here so I can get a better grasp on my image problem(s). Thanks for the replies!
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Your response is more in line with what I was expecting from the screener. When I get an unlevel reject is it unlogical to think that that is the only issue with the image? The screening response for the first submitted photo should include all the problems, not reply with what is arguably the least issue with the submitted photo. That is why I like to post my rejects here so I can get a better grasp on my image problem(s). Thanks for the replies!
The screeners are infamous for doing this crap. They will give you something like an unlevel, or bad color, only later, 3 rejections later, give you a PEQ or "going away" which is unfixable. But they like to string you along, thinking it might be fixable, but it's not.

Yours I think could be fixable, but you might end up having to do a vertical crop.
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No way, level off the dog's tail!
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The screeners are infamous for doing this crap. They will give you something like an unlevel, or bad color, only later, 3 rejections later, give you a PEQ or "going away" which is unfixable. But they like to string you along, thinking it might be fixable, but it's not.

Yours I think could be fixable, but you might end up having to do a vertical crop.
Oh yes, happens all the time....I got horizon unlevel on a shot and fixed it. Then bad contrast on second try. Fixed that.... And then a killer rejection on third rejection (backlit)! Not the first time it's happened to me either, and I've only been posting less than half a year.

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Your response is more in line with what I was expecting from the screener. When I get an unlevel reject is it unlogical to think that that is the only issue with the image? The screening response for the first submitted photo should include all the problems, not reply with what is arguably the least issue with the submitted photo. That is why I like to post my rejects here so I can get a better grasp on my image problem(s). Thanks for the replies!
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Oh yes, happens all the time....I got horizon unlevel on a shot and fixed it. Then bad contrast on second try. Fixed that.... And then a killer rejection on third rejection (backlit)! Not the first time it's happened to me either, and I've only been posting less than half a year.
I cant explain the behavior. I can only guess they like screening shots 2-3-4 times rather than taking a couple extra seconds per shot and clicking the right checkboxes the first time.
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When I get an unlevel reject is it unlogical to think that that is the only issue with the image? The screening response for the first submitted photo should include all the problems, not reply with what is arguably the least issue with the submitted photo.
Carl, you have been around for a while. I am surprised you would be expecting the screener to tell you all the problems the first time through.
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Carl, you have been around for a while. I am surprised you would be expecting the screener to tell you all the problems the first time through.
Are you saying that its too much to ask or expect from the screener(s)? I think it's one of the issues that causes a lot of unnecessary grief among fellow members.
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Are you saying that its too much to ask or expect from the screener(s)? I think it's one of the issues that causes a lot of unnecessary grief among fellow members.
Too much to ask? Absolutely not! Too much to expect? Absolutely, given RP experience!

I replied because you seemed to be implying you expected, as opposed to you wished.
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Are you saying that its too much to ask or expect from the screener(s)?
Careful, they will start telling you what to shoot and how to submit it.

Try this - but you still need to crop it because as my alter ego said, it is dead center top to bottom and side to side.


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IMO, if you remove all of the dead space and useless foliage on the right side of the photo but keep the left side with the path, people, and colorful leaves, you might just have a shot at getting it accepted.
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