I recently had a rejection for "dark":
I agree with the reject, because at the time of shooting, it was indeed getting darker (only a couple rays of late afternoon sunshine were shining through the trees). I have a similar one already in the database (from another angle), but I like this angle as well (that was my reasoning for trying to get this in as well, besides the fact that it is preserved and that there are only a few in the database with this registration)
Can it be saved? I don't know what to do now (i.e. how to improve?). Is it allowed to make it a little bit lighter (although it was not really that way when I took the shot), or is that called "bad manipulation"? I also think that there is a risk to make it more grainy, if I try to lighten it...
Thanks and regards,