Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64 Posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4932 times:
Many uploaders continue to be confused with the proper time to mark their photos as being "Dark," so the purpose of this thread is bring some clarification to the matter.
Photos that are in sunlight, be it early morning or late evening, are not considered dark, and can run the risk of being rejected if they are marked as such.
Dark is reserved for night shots, or those few moments in the very early morning or very late evening when their is still visible light, but not sunlight. If you can see shadows it is most likely not "dark."
Prat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:
I noticed there are a few shots still slipping through (added today) with category dark which are clearly not dark as you specified. I've currently got two sunset silhouette shots in the queue, which I would've normally categorized as dark but did not. Am I still correct in my assumption?
Uploadids: 2365729, 2365617 if you'd like to see...
they are all marked as dark, and that's what I did when I uploaded it... I just look for photos marked as dark, an many of them looked like mine..
I mean I probably will take it away from the queue and reupload it, but on the other hand some other shots are accepted this way...
It is not your fault, and I don't want to blame you Clickhappy.. I just find it kind of strange, that normally shots like that should get rejected for category, and on the other hand lots of get accepted..
The way Anet has been accepting photos for years is technically twilight, why the change? If the answer is because of shots being added as the above have, why change now and enforce what the technical definition of dawn and dusk are (sun is 6 degrees below the horizion) vs still allowing twilight photos like before?
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1330 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4649 times:
Sorry, I thought it was a little unclear myself. In the past Anet has accepted what is technically "twilight" shots with no problem, it seems as if it was almost encouraged to mark the dark category when uploading shots such as the ones I have posted and 747438 has posted as well. I quoted you as saying "Sun is not below the horizon on that shot" so I posted my shots in response which don't seem to be dusk as defined by wikipedia.
1. Are the 4 shots I posted acceptable as "dark" defined by Anet today?
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4641 times:
My opinion is, that as a straight "black and white" case, they would *not* be considered dark, but I get the spirit of the point of what you are trying to say, and we are resonable people thus an internal discussion would need to take place. Personally I would allow the above photos (the LAX shots) to be marked as dark, others I am not so sure about as I feel some are manipulated to make them look much more orange than they really are, but that is not what this thread is about.
Why is this being done? Simple, abuse. Just look at some of those photos that were shown above. We are tired of writing the same messages to the same photogs over and over..so, we have to play the bad guy and start rejecting such shots.
Matheus From Brazil, joined Nov 2003, 135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4564 times:
I think It'll be good to add a explanation till next week for shots that on the past were considered dark and now it is not. I got a rejection today because this new rule and I had no ideia of the reason before I post a topic here in the forum.