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User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

Hello all,
I got this rejection today
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20051213_aa_n385am_111205_DFW_15_1.jpg

Reason: Bad Angle, Bad Dark.
I will fix the angle (a bit of clock wise rotation). But I cannot find any darkness issue here. Is there anything that I am missing? Help!

--Vas


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User currently offlineWakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1297 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Nice shot Vas. I have had a few in the same type of lighting rejected for dark, and I went as far as comparing histograms from my accepted photos I felt were darker than the reject. The shot below is one I compared my rejects to.

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Hard to say, I'd just try to lighten it a little, as it is not too dark at all to me. And maybe I am totally off base, but it could always be a mischecked box, you never know. Good luck.
-Matt



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

It does seem dark to me. I tried playing with it in PS and it could use some lightening.

Ivan


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 1):
and I went as far as comparing histograms from my accepted photos

Unless you bracket on a stationary object, comparing histograms is pretty much useless.


User currently offlineFlyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Hi,
IMO, it's definetly dark. Hope you don't mind, but i had a go at it in photoshop. There was a small gap on the right of the original histogram, so I corrected it. Also, I moved the center slider over to the left which helped a lot and didn't increase grain much. You could probably push the center slider over a even little more.



User currently offlineVasanthd From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting Flyfisher1976 (Reply 4):
Hope you don't mind

Ofcourse NOT!!  Smile

Thanks everyone...will redo and upload it.

--Vas



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Vas,

This is a similar problem to what I felt I was encountering here:

Still Having Trouble Taking 'sunny' Photos (by DC10Tim Dec 9 2005 in Aviation Photography)

Careful not to overdo it when shifting that middle marker over to the left, as you'll lose all those nice colours and end up with a very bland looking shot.

Tim.



Obviously missing something....
User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Hi Vas - hope your re-upload makes it in!

May I hijack your thread and post my "attracted to the dark side" problem here as well?

I just had the following rejected:


Obviously backlit and hence dark, but I still liked the general look&feel (personal taste I guess).

Using some highlighting, here's a reworked version. Do you think this would be OK or would it still be too dark?
http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N723UW-TKPK-20051210b.jpg

Any other tips are welcome. I also have a non-backlit version a bit later in the landing sequence, but that one doesn't show the full aircraft in the frame, so I'd prefer optimising this one first.

Thanks!


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