Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5472 times:
I recently had the following pic rejected for exposure:
Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage. Bad luck I guess, because the next plane a few minutes later didn't have it.
I shot this in raw and with exposure compensation. In Photoshop, I played around with the exposure but this reflection is so strong that I would need so much underexposing that the rest of the pic would almost be black (slight exaggeration).
I've tried playing with the levels and darkening highlights but that doesn't really work neither.
Is there any method that would work? And secondly, is the exposure really unacceptable for A.net in this case? Thanks for your opinions...
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5448 times:
Quoting Edoca (Thread starter): Of course, it does look overexposed, but all it is really is the sun's reflection on a very small strip of the fuselage.
Not really Ward, the entire photo looks overexposed, not just the glare strip. Using the camera's metering, it has to decide what percentage of the image is light, and what percent is dark, and then expose for it. By the looks of your image, the camera saw more dark area and exposed for it, making the light areas unacceptably light.