flyboyseven
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Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.

Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:17 pm

It seems as thoug this is a little bit of a difficult thing some times(deciding if something is dark that is). And I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction.

I had this shot regected for category. I had selected dark, but that does not seem to be what it is.
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd69/flyboyseven/CFPCO_CYQQ_092707_6.jpg
I have re uploaded it this time without dark selected, but I am unsure if that is what should happen

Cheers,
Graham
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psyops
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RE: Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.

Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:34 pm

Not dark.

Check the meaning of the dark category linked from the upload page - that should give you the answer.
 
topgun3
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RE: Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.

Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:02 pm

I used to make the same mistake.

Dark is not determined by the "feel" of the picture (eg. dark clouds, in a shadow, etc.), but more a function of the Sun.

If the picture was taken after sunset or before sunrise...it is considered dark. Everything else is not Dark.

hope this helps.

Mark K.
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RE: Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.

Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:32 am

The photo has a red colour cast... If you use Photoshop, press Autocolor and it looks a lot lighter too.

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bubbles
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RE: Dark Or Not Dark, That Is The Question.

Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:55 am

Hi

For such shot, 'DARK' should not be selected.

By the way, the overall quality of this image isn't good. It looks to me blurry, oversharpened, and also of a bit JPEG compression. Slight CCW rotation may be needed.

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