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'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?  
User currently offlineMattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 316 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

Maybe I'm just missing something here, but I had a photo rejected a little while ago for being 'dark' - and it was uploaded in the 'dark' category...

The photo was taken at dawn and the sun is about to rise on the other side of the aircraft - of course the aircraft is going to be dark.

Any ideas as to why this happened would be appeciated...


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ig/20060313_china-ramp-upload2.jpg


Thanks,
Matt

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User currently offlineDraigonair From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Hey

Nice photo. It does seem a bit dark...as in you need to lighten it up a bit with an editng program as it seems its a bit underexposed! Just brighten her up and she will be good to go!

cheers

Nick



cheers
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4056 times:
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I agree with Nick it is a little dark needs some lighting up and reupload.
Also i think it needs a touch of contrast .
Lovely shot.
Cheers



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User currently offlineMattbna From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Quoting Draigonair (Reply 1):
Nice photo. It does seem a bit dark...as in you need to lighten it up a bit with an editng program as it seems its a bit underexposed! Just brighten her up and she will be good to go!

The photo was captured in raw and that is what the scene looked like at the time - which is the reason it was uploaded in the 'dark' category. If I brighten the aircraft then I would be manipulating the photo to look like something that it was not.

I thought this is what the dark/dusk/dawn category was for? Why would I make a dark aircraft that looked dark at the time (because the sun had not come up yet) brighter? Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?


Thanks,
Matt

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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4040 times:
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Hi Matt

Yes it does look too dark, the aircraft sorta blends in with the surroundings. The argument 'but that's what it looked' like is not valid for a.net, for the same reason we probably don't accept nightshots in cases where there is no floodlight on the aircraft.

Cheers
Tim



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4010 times:

Personally, I don't think it has the quality Anet are after.

But thats just my opinion!

Martin


User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Well, I think that's a beautiful image. I like the broad sky and the deserted feeling on the ramp - outside of the subject there isn't an object in sight. Never mind.

[Edited 2006-03-14 01:04:34]


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User currently offlinePauara From Bahamas, joined Aug 2005, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3973 times:

its funny ive had a few similar rejections and felt the same way and said the same words and have now come to accept it. A.net has broken my wild spirit  Wink.

User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Quoting Sulman (Reply 6):
Well, I think that's a beautiful image

I think that too, its great. But just have a feeling it will or would go for quality.

Quoting Pauara (Reply 7):
A.net has broken my wild spirit

Anet does that to me too!


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3941 times:

Quoting Mattbna (Thread starter):
of course the aircraft is going to be dark.

but it doesn't have to be under exposed.

Quoting Pauara (Reply 7):
A.net has broken my wild spirit

oh brother...


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

I like it, the pic sort of captures the essence of the ramp early in the morning. Cold, not much moving, but already working in full swing to start the day.

Nice shot.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3923 times:
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Jeff hit it full on, the shot is underexposed.

A meter is helpful in such situations  Smile


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