SNATH
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Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:19 am

Hey guys,

I got this one rejected for dark:

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...ilename=20070929_tonys-pix-127.jpg

Do you think I can save it? Maybe by decreasing contrast?

Thanks.

Tony
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DeltaAVL
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:55 am

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
Do you think I can save it? Maybe by decreasing contrast?

Yeah, that would probably help. Also, this shot could benefit from just a touch of the Shadow/Highlight tool.
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:04 pm

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
Yeah, that would probably help.

Hi, thanks! Here's my new attempt, any better?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/tonys-pix-127b.jpg

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 1):
Also, this shot could benefit from just a touch of the Shadow/Highlight tool.

So, I don't use Photoshop, I use the Gimp. And I don't know whether it has this functionality.

Thanks again for taking the time to write.

Tony
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:11 pm

Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):

Hi, thanks! Here's my new attempt, any better?

Yes, it's a little better.

Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
So, I don't use Photoshop, I use the Gimp. And I don't know whether it has this functionality.

Ah. A shame!

Okay then, I did an edit where I used the Shadow/Highlight tool and adjusted contrast accordingly. Bad thing is that it introduced a little bit of grain, but not much. Still don't know if it's up to acceptable yet though. Maybe we can get some screener input:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j214/future787pilot/cabin_pic_edit.jpg

Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
Thanks again for taking the time to write.

You're welcome!  Smile
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:27 pm

(sorry for the delaying in replying; I've been travelling today; hi from the Bay Area!!!)

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 3):
Yes, it's a little better.

Emphasis on "a little", right?  Smile

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 3):
Okay then, I did an edit where I used the Shadow/Highlight tool and adjusted contrast accordingly.

Yeah, this looks pretty nice. I'll see how I can reproduce this edit with the gimp. Meanwhile, I'll pull my current submission.

Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 3):
Maybe we can get some screener input:

Oh, the elusive screener input...  Smile

Cheers!

Tony
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:57 am

So, I took a chance and left it in... and guess what:


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DeltaAVL, thanks for the feedback.

Tony
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RE: Dark Rejection - Can I Save It?

Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:04 am

Quoting SNATH (Reply 5):
So, I took a chance and left it in... and guess what:

Congratulations, it's a very good photograph.

Quoting SNATH (Reply 5):
DeltaAVL, thanks for the feedback.

You're most welcome! Glad to see it in the database.

[Edited 2007-10-03 18:04:44]
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