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"Dark" Rejection - What To Do?  
User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4728 times:

Hi there,

I recently had a rejection for "dark":

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...061011_CRW_6990_RT8_WVB_1200px.jpg

I agree with the reject, because at the time of shooting, it was indeed getting darker (only a couple rays of late afternoon sunshine were shining through the trees). I have a similar one already in the database (from another angle), but I like this angle as well (that was my reasoning for trying to get this in as well, besides the fact that it is preserved and that there are only a few in the database with this registration)

Can it be saved? I don't know what to do now (i.e. how to improve?). Is it allowed to make it a little bit lighter (although it was not really that way when I took the shot), or is that called "bad manipulation"? I also think that there is a risk to make it more grainy, if I try to lighten it...

Any suggestions?

Thanks and regards,

Walter


canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
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User currently offlineDlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 542 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4723 times:
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Nice crop! I'd lighten the shadows, either with the curves in Photoshop or with the Shadows/Highlights tool (if your version has it). Then, I'd go into Levels and shift the Input Level to 1.10 or even 1.15.

User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Nice shot, Walter. I believe it has a chance.  yes 
Try working out with the curves. I can´t say about the shadow/highlights tool because I don´t use it that much myself.
Another comment here: the pic gives me the impression of leaning to the left (CCW), isn´t it? I´ve compared the symmetry and apparently it is correctly level, but I though there was a badlevel problem, on my first look at it, when the pic was opened. I just wanted to tell you in case you see it, so as to improve the picture.
Anyway, good luck with it.  thumbsup 
Hope to see it soon in the DB.

Cheers!
Lanas.-



"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

I also thought it was unlevel when I opened it first time.

/ jajo


User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4624 times:

Hi guys,

Thanks for the feedback!

I will try a re-edit from scratch.

PS: Although I always check for horizontal/vertical correctness, I had the same thoughts about this shot that it was leaning a bit CCW... I will have a second go at it while doing the re-edit.

Best regards,

Walter



canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

This personal favourite was also rejected for DARK.
http://www1.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20061210_EC-JEHptr.jpg

I personally don't like this version better, but would it stand a chance?
http://www1.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/EC-JEH-2ptr.jpg

Thanks as always for your opinions,

Peter Smile



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Quoting Ptrjong (Reply 5):
I personally don't like this version better, but would it stand a chance?

It is better, and I hope (and believe) it makes it because the picture is so cool!

/ jajo


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4556 times:

Quoting Jajo (Reply 6):

Thanks Jacob, I guess I will keep it in the queue.



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineLanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4538 times:

Peter

Is it possible that the pic is unlevel? The a/c is leaning to the left. I don´t know if it´s due to a slope on the runway or any reason besides the edit.
Maybe it´s just my eyes misleading me, but just check it out before you upload it.

Cheers!
Lanas.-



"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3904 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

Hi Lanas,

You're right, the aircraft is definitely not level. I believed the taxiway not to be level in this spot, and choose to level the false horizon between the yellow lines in the background.
However, I now see that the wings of the second and third aircraft are unlevel, too. So, though it was not rejected for this, I should probably simply level the aircraft.

Thanks!



The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
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