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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Hey guys,

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.

Anyways here is the so called "dark" photo.
http://airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=Aug28026_filtered.jpg

Now I understand in cases such as this:
http://airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=P3060111.jpg Which a bad-dark rejection does make sense.

Can anybody clarify this?

Thanks.


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User currently offlinePlanedoctor From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3589 times:

Hi Bo,

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.

Later,

Ken

[Edited 2004-03-20 20:31:38]

User currently offlineHisham From Lebanon, joined Aug 1999, 701 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

It's definitely not a "baddark". The problem is contrast. Avoid shooting when the sun is too high in the sky.

Hisham.


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
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Hi Bo

A nice image but on the dark side.

I am pretty sure you will be able to fix this.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

A contrast problem, take a loot at the gear. That's maybe why the screener called it baddark

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3375 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.

This is the link where the improved version is.
http://img33.photobucket.com/albums/v98/bokimon/Aviation/Copy_of_Aug28026_filtered1.jpg

Cheers,



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User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Before reupload, remove the dusk in top of the image in the clouds, and some weird dusk below the tail.

User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

UHM I think he means DUST?  Big thumbs up

Hope they get accepted upon re-uploading!



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Whoops... Shame.. I mean Dust.

User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Great..

Now it got rejected for low quality. What a waste, really I am very dissapointed.



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