AviatorG From St. Lucia, joined Apr 2005, 264 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3113 times:
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 . Can someone kindly advise on whether the below photo (link) should be put into the 'dark' group?
Acontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
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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.
Just sit back, relax and have a glass of Merlot...enjoy your life!