Old 10-19-2009, 05:20 PM   #1
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What do you think of this pic? Does it have the potential?
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #2
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No. Underexposed, poor lighting, maybe bad cropping.
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Why poor lighting? I can understand underexposed and I can fix bad cropping (or at least try).
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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It's so dark that I can't even tell what the lighting is.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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Try to bring the exposure up first, but I think you may get a lot of noise.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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How do you suggest I crop it?
This is the original shot (with limited editing)


What do you think of the location?
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #7
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That second shot you posted looks better as far as exposure is concerned, but the first one is way too dark.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:18 PM   #8
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Levelness: it needs slight CW rotation to get bridge supports vertical

Cropping: go for 3:2 ratio, keep the interesting tree in the right and crop out the train in the left. Keep the bridges in upper third of the pic (the water is much more interesting than nearly empty sky).

Contrast: it needs quite a lot of it. It looks like you shot this photo through dirty window now.

I tried a bit of editing
- cropping
- contrast increase with curves
- selective darkening of sky
- selective sharpening of everything else

The result is in attachment.
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The shot is framed really nicely as is. However, next time, let the train move up closer to the edge of the frame.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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How do you suggest I crop it?
This is the original shot (with limited editing)
What do you think of the location?
Why'd you make the first one so dark?

The location is good...just go back there when the fall colors are popping and you'll have a winner.
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I lightened, cropped, straightened, and upped the contrast a touch. What are its chances?
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:15 PM   #12
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Could it be that your monitor is not calibrated for brightness, contrast, and color?
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I would be very surprised if it hasn't been? Is yours?

Random Information: Image taken at 34 40 55.59 N, 81 51 06.75 W, 0.83 miles south of the subject
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Looks a lot better then what you started with!
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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I would be very surprised if it hasn't been? Is yours?

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I'm not sure what to make of your first sentence, but you certainly would be conscious of whether or not you've color calibrated your monitor, and if your first picture looked correctly exposed on your monitor then it is most likely not calibrated.

Yes, my monitor is calibrated using Eye-One.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #17
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No, it didn't I was just messed up.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:36 PM   #18
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OK, so after a "Undersharpened/Soft" reject, I have gotten five rejects, four on Bad Color/Saturation rejects.
Here are the most recent two. What do I need to fix? Which way should I go?
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Rejection links do not work.

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:12 PM   #20
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I'm not gonna try to submit again if I don't know what to do different. As of now, I've tried what I know to do and nothing helps. What are your thoughts/help?
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The 3rd rejection link is the best one. Not sure what happened to the 4th and 5th, but they look pretty green.

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But that didn't prevent it from getting R-----ed, should I appeal that one or would that be suicide? What do I need to do?
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I have never seen the sky as represented in the rejected photos. The color is way off. The sky is also very noisy. What kind of software are you using?
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@JimThias: Because I'm stupid. Congrats on 4,100 posts!
Uhhh...thank you?
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Uhhh...thank you?


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