BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
I got this rejection this morning and it was because the photo looked overall too dark. I can't understand how this makes any sense because it certainly doesn't look dark to me. Shooting it with good morning sun backs up even further.
Planedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
I think it is indeed a little too dark. While your highlights are right up at the edge of your histogram, your contrast is a bit too much causing the majority of the photo to fall too far to the left. I would also suggest that there needs to be a bit more space off the nose of the aircraft. Otherwise it is a fine photo. If you have the original photo little less tightly cropped, I think it is completely salvageable.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
Ken, Hisham, Gary and Karlok: Thanks for your advices.
Honestly, I still find that the rejected photo looks fine on my computer and even confirmed that result when I showed it to other photographers. I just can't see why it appears dark to you guys.
But I spent a few minutes in Photoshop and adjusted the brightness/contrast, exposure curves, levels and I toned up the image. To me it appears a little brighter but maybe it may just do the trick to get in on the next upload.