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Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.  
User currently offlineFlyboyseven From Canada, joined Feb 2007, 905 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4260 times:

It seems as thoug this is a little bit of a difficult thing some times(deciding if something is dark that is). And I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction.

I had this shot regected for category. I had selected dark, but that does not seem to be what it is.
I have re uploaded it this time without dark selected, but I am unsure if that is what should happen


As long as the number of take-offs equals the number of landings...you're doing fine.
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User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4252 times:

Not dark.

Check the meaning of the dark category linked from the upload page - that should give you the answer.

User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4201 times:

I used to make the same mistake.

Dark is not determined by the "feel" of the picture (eg. dark clouds, in a shadow, etc.), but more a function of the Sun.

If the picture was taken after sunset or before sunrise...it is considered dark. Everything else is not Dark.

hope this helps.

Mark K.

I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4212 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

The photo has a red colour cast... If you use Photoshop, press Autocolor and it looks a lot lighter too.

Peter Smile

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineBubbles From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4183 times:


For such shot, 'DARK' should not be selected.

By the way, the overall quality of this image isn't good. It looks to me blurry, oversharpened, and also of a bit JPEG compression. Slight CCW rotation may be needed.


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