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Does This Fit The 'dark' Category?  
User currently offlineAviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Hey friends wave 

Recently I had a few 'category' rejections for photos (taken at dusk) which I had uploaded with the 'dark' category option selected. I hope I can soon recognize how dark is dark enough for that category to be selected, since I don't want to bring my acceptance ratio down further for that reason crying . Can someone kindly advise on whether the below photo (link) should be put into the 'dark' group?


Rejection example tombstone  : http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r.../20070422_AJM_GND_100407_Edit7.jpg
(also 'soft')

Best regards, & thanks in advance

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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

I don't know about dark, but it looks blurry and over sharpened as well.


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User currently offlineEK20 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Quoting AviatorG (Thread starter):
Does This Fit The 'dark' Category?

Lovely shot but I think it will get booted for being blurred. That's the first thing I noticed around the reg and rear door.

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

I honestly think the "rejected" one would have a better chance of getting accepted... but they are not bad shots, just not up to par.

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User currently offlineAviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3819 times:

Thanks again for the comments. Pulled it from the que  Smile

User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1443 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

Hi Gianni,

First to your original question: Both pictures do not fit into the DARK category. While I also have from time to time my doubts with borderline cases, your pictures are clearly taken in the evening SUN...the sunlight is clearly visible. When the sun is very low, or even starting to disappear behind the horizon (whatever 'horizon' you have on each location), then you should start to think about this category. But as long as you have direct sunlight as in your pictures, you should not select this category.
I think the ATR 72 is very slightly blurry, and the light direction+background makes this a high contrast one, which will make the jaggies much more apparent.
The Air Jamaica could use a different editing process, with more 'general' sharpening before the selective sharpening part. This one should make it in.

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