mattbna
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'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:22 am

Maybe I'm just missing something here, but I had a photo rejected a little while ago for being 'dark' - and it was uploaded in the 'dark' category...

The photo was taken at dawn and the sun is about to rise on the other side of the aircraft - of course the aircraft is going to be dark.

Any ideas as to why this happened would be appeciated...


http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ig/20060313_china-ramp-upload2.jpg


Thanks,
Matt

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draigonair
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:34 am

Hey

Nice photo. It does seem a bit dark...as in you need to lighten it up a bit with an editng program as it seems its a bit underexposed! Just brighten her up and she will be good to go!

cheers

Nick
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jumbojim747
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:48 am

I agree with Nick it is a little dark needs some lighting up and reupload.
Also i think it needs a touch of contrast .
Lovely shot.
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mattbna
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting Draigonair (Reply 1):
Nice photo. It does seem a bit dark...as in you need to lighten it up a bit with an editng program as it seems its a bit underexposed! Just brighten her up and she will be good to go!

The photo was captured in raw and that is what the scene looked like at the time - which is the reason it was uploaded in the 'dark' category. If I brighten the aircraft then I would be manipulating the photo to look like something that it was not.

I thought this is what the dark/dusk/dawn category was for? Why would I make a dark aircraft that looked dark at the time (because the sun had not come up yet) brighter? Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?


Thanks,
Matt

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timdegroot
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:15 am

Hi Matt

Yes it does look too dark, the aircraft sorta blends in with the surroundings. The argument 'but that's what it looked' like is not valid for a.net, for the same reason we probably don't accept nightshots in cases where there is no floodlight on the aircraft.

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eadster
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:23 am

Personally, I don't think it has the quality Anet are after.

But thats just my opinion!

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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:03 am

Well, I think that's a beautiful image. I like the broad sky and the deserted feeling on the ramp - outside of the subject there isn't an object in sight. Never mind.

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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:15 am

its funny ive had a few similar rejections and felt the same way and said the same words and have now come to accept it. A.net has broken my wild spirit  Wink.
 
eadster
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:19 am

Quoting Sulman (Reply 6):
Well, I think that's a beautiful image

I think that too, its great. But just have a feeling it will or would go for quality.

Quoting Pauara (Reply 7):
A.net has broken my wild spirit

Anet does that to me too!
 
JeffM
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting Mattbna (Thread starter):
of course the aircraft is going to be dark.

but it doesn't have to be under exposed.

Quoting Pauara (Reply 7):
A.net has broken my wild spirit

oh brother...
 
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:05 pm

I like it, the pic sort of captures the essence of the ramp early in the morning. Cold, not much moving, but already working in full swing to start the day.

Nice shot.
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RE: 'Dark' Photo Rejected For Being 'dark'?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:54 pm

Jeff hit it full on, the shot is underexposed.

A meter is helpful in such situations  Smile

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