mrk25
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Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:49 am

Just wanted to check before wasting screeners and queue time.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c386/mrk25/IMG_3669MRalph.jpg

Many Thanks

Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:09 am

I'm definitely loving this shot, and I don't see anything wrong with it. Of course that's me.

Cheers,
Sebastian
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Fly747
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:30 am

Hi Mark,

nice shot, I like it as well. However I had a similar shot rejected for exposure. It seems a little blown out on the right.

Ivan
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:35 am

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 2):
It seems a little blown out on the right.

I think you're right, a re edit may be in order.

Cheers

Mark
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:14 am

Made some adjustments

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c386/mrk25/IMG_3669MRalph1.jpg

Hopefully a bit better.
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:21 am

I think this one is much better, no distractions this time with a little more detail visible on the nose.
BTW, loved the ANA shot, superb picture.

Ivan
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:36 am

Thanks Ivan,
I didn't expect it to be as popular as it was. Truth is I nearly didn't upload it I was expecting a rejection.
Do you think I should risk this 777 in the queue??.

Regards

Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:01 am

You have to take some risk  Smile I would upload the 777, what's the worst that can happen? As you know, it's not the end of the world if you get a rejection. I'd say go ahead and upload and see what happens in about a week. Best of luck.

Ivan
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:20 am

Ivan

I'll give it a go and see what happens.

Thanks for your input on this.

Regards

Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:59 am

I am glad to hear you are uploading this shot. I love the massive blades and the exhaust as well. Take a chance, I don't think it will be rejected for backlit. I have had some head-ons like this where I felt they might be too dark on the back side, but they had no problem getting in. Good luck.
-Matt
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:46 pm

What a pic!!  thumbsup 
The before washed-out parts now look much better!!

I just love semi-backlit shots.
They often give you a better (if edited in the right manner) feel for the geometry of an aircraft. Reflections on the shadow-side showing the curvatures and all that.
Not to mention the ripples in the exhaust gases!! Mmmmm.....,yummy!!  Smile
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:14 pm

I think shots should be considered in all cases regardless of lighting direction. If a backlit shot looks good and the overall composition and exposure are about right then there should be no grounds for rejection on that element alone.

Good luck with this shot, I think it's dramatic angle with lighting to match.

Martin
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:22 pm

IngemarE, Matt

Thanks for your positive comments, I do feel happier about uploading this now.

Cheers

Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:58 pm

Quoting Tin67 (Reply 11):
I think shots should be considered in all cases regardless of lighting direction. If a backlit shot looks good and the overall composition and exposure are about right then there should be no grounds for rejection on that element alone.

That is 100% precisely our policy. There is no such thing as a "badbacklit" rejection or any reason why backlighting alone is any reason for a rejection. If the quality is sub-standard, it'll be rejected. That's all.

TZ
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ZSOFN
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:37 pm

I can't imagine that 2nd shot getting rejected - it's absolutely stunning! Nice one.
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:57 pm

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 14):
I can't imagine that 2nd shot getting rejected - it's absolutely stunning! Nice one.

We shall see. it's in the queue.
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:06 am

Mark can i ask what changes you made to the second one? Was it a contrast adjustment and/or curves/levels?

Colin
 
mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:52 am

Hi Colin,

The original was RAW, on the first I had increased the exposure on the RAW conversion slightly to try an illuminate the left hand side of the image but on the second I left the exposure as captured. The second had less "Shadow & Highlight" which I used to brighten up the undercarriage. Apart from that a tiny bit of contrast added to make the left hand side of the image less flat looking. Also a bit of USM thrown in for good measure.

Regards

Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:51 am

Well a happy ending to this thread.



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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:26 am

Mark indeed a nice shot and well done on that.
Keep them coming .
Cheers
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mrk25
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:53 am

Thanks Alan,
Hopefully more of the same to come but not this weekend looking at the weather.
Cheers
Mark
 
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RE: Is This A Backlit Rejection?

Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:50 am

And now top 12 of the last 24 hours! Nice work  Wink

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