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Dark Rejection!  
User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/amwaluk/PPBXET270308.jpg

13 Days in the queue,passed initial screening,then viewed by numerous screeners who eventually passed it to Johan(ie the head screeners). On day 14 it was finally rejected for DARK! Any ideas on how a night shot can be DARK? If I lighten it any further the nav lights will get totally blown out!

Any chance for this at all?

For the record it is a PA38 carrying out a long approach into Inverness from overhead the city.

Regards

Andy

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User currently offlineGimliGlider From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

I can't comment on the 'DARK,' but I will say it is a very nice shot. I've never been able to pull off one of those. The smoke/ steam looks great too!


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User currently offlineAvalon2862 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2590 times:



Quoting Ranger703 (Thread starter):
13 Days in the queue,passed initial screening,then viewed by numerous screeners who eventually passed it to Johan(ie the head screeners). On day 14 it was finally rejected for DARK! Any ideas on how a night shot can be DARK? If I lighten it any further the nav lights will get totally blown out!

I dunno what to say... but it is a STUNNING shot!!! Can I ask what your equipment and settings were on this shot? It's a beauty!

- Greg


User currently onlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Stunning shot!!!! rejecting it for dark (?!) or for any reason is a mistake an a loss for the site IMO. Did you appeal?

regards  Smile



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User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Thanks for the comments.

Canon 20D
Sigma 15-30mm EXDG

F8
45sec
ISO100
0step
Pattern Mode
Manual Setting
Auto WB

Tripod mounted.

Weather was gin clear,still conditions at shooting location and an outside air temperature of minus 2 celsius.

Andy


User currently offlineRanger703 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2571 times:



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 3):
Did you appeal?

You cannot appeal a Head Screener decision!

Andy


User currently offlineAcontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
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Hi Andy,

Not much I can really add to what the Headscreeners have told you through their email, but at least I can tell you that your picture was indeed reviewed by many screeners in addition to the headteam, so you can be sure this was not a 'one-man' decision.
This type of lightstreaks-shots work (for the site) when they are part of an airport scene. Unfortunately, in your case what should be the airport scene is - you guessed it - dark. Don't know really if you can rework the picture, but I would guess it will be very difficult to improve drastically such an underexposed nightshot.



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User currently offlineISOB From Poland, joined Jan 2008, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2517 times:

Look if it works for you:
http://www.tygodnik-sasiedzi.pl/PPBXET270308copy.jpg
It may be even brighter but we would need to use some software to reduce the noise. Anyway, I must confess that even then the photo would not be accepted although I like it.
Was it taken in RAW mode?



Merlin
User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2509 times:



Quoting Acontador (Reply 6):
This type of lightstreaks-shots work (for the site) when they are part of an airport scene. Unfortunately, in your case what should be the airport scene is - you guessed it - dark.

Is what your saying that the dark rejection is incorrect and it should of been a motive rejection? If this was the reason then the need for this thread would not exist as the motive could not be changed.

Jid



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2403 times:



Quoting Jid (Reply 8):
Is what your saying that the dark rejection is incorrect and it should of been a motive rejection?

No, Andres is saying that the shot would work okay motive wise if the approach lights (or whatever it is) weren't so dark. Right?

Ivan



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User currently onlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4967 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 2377 times:



Quoting Ranger703 (Reply 5):
You cannot appeal a Head Screener decision!

did not know that  Smile

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 9):
No, Andres is saying that the shot would work okay motive wise if the approach lights (or whatever it is) weren't so dark. Right?

That's what I understood too.

still awesome shot a.net worthy or not  Smile



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