Old 11-14-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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Is it the hue or the amount of saturation? Sometimes such a bleak rejection reason...bad colour is my least favourite by far..

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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To my eye, the sky looks dark and the blue too vivid. Other than that, though, everything looks alright.

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Old 11-14-2012, 03:15 AM   #3
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Is it the hue or the amount of saturation? Sometimes such a bleak rejection reason...bad colour is my least favourite by far..

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Ouch - sorry, Cam. It doesn't really matter in this case, just fix it!

The color is way off - saturation is my guess. Look at the sky, the leafs, the trees, the greens - just about any color - they are way too saturated. The tree looks like it's on fire. The green looks like it's lit by neon and the sky looks like blue raspberry cool-aid.

Should be an easy fix.

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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It appears that maybe it was slightly overexposed and you went nuts with the highlights tool in photoshop. The too-dark-blue sky and the dark tree tops against that blue sky are good indicators of that. Was the white building too bright and instead of masking it to tone it down, you did the entire image?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:27 AM   #5
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I fixed up the colour....redid the image....but now they have me for cropping.

Bad crop

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I like to think of myself as relatively open to all sorts of types of images, but I can't get excited about a shot of a half-vehicle or vehicle mockup with obscured trucks and obstructed entrances, sitting in a parking lot somewhere. I'd put it aside or look for a different venue.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:08 AM   #7
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I fixed up the colour....redid the image....but now they have me for cropping.

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Don't you wish you could reject the rejection reason and check off a box stating your reason:

- Bad Call: Most often this means that the rejection of the photo is poor as it relates the reason stated.


Reading that rejection after seeing the crop is like having your math teacher tell you that your equation: 1 + 1 = 2 is incorrect. Best of luck catching your hands when they come back down.

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I like to think of myself as relatively open to all sorts of types of images, but I can't get excited about a shot of a half-vehicle or vehicle mockup with obscured trucks and obstructed entrances, sitting in a parking lot somewhere. I'd put it aside or look for a different venue.
There are a lot of shots that get accepted to RP that likely do not excite you nor I but they still make it into the database. This photo fits within RP's standard fare. So, while it's an interesting observation it does not address the topic at hand. In what possible way could such a photo be deemed a bad crop?

The first issue was obvious and legit. The system worked!

This issue on the other hand is one that leaves a very bad taste in the mouths of many patrons of RP. If it's not obvious, a comment would go a long way towards providing some rationality.

Are there any doctors of cropology here?

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #9
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Mitch, this is a discussion forum. As anyone who has participated on forums should know, threads do not always stay focused on the topic the OP intends. Don't be silly.

And I'm not so sure that this photo "fits within RP's standard fare" in its current configuration, but that is a subject for discussion, no? So your statement, like mine, is also an "interesting observation" and no more, however correct or incorrect.
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How about something like this.

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I was thinking -- how about cropping the left side up to that tree maybe even mid-tree and then the sky to ratio. Leave the bottom and the right side up to that right window edge. I think that would put more focus on the "train" itself and not the rest of what's going on in the scene, which is dead space on the left and a metal building.

I also think it's still to red in color or high saturation or something.

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I like it!
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Next time, turn around and get a shot of MDC on the Don Branch bridge. Now that would be a PCA

Boy those streetcars sure are ugly.
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