ranger703
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Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:33 pm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/amwaluk/PPBXET270308.jpg

13 Days in the queue,passed initial screening,then viewed by numerous screeners who eventually passed it to Johan(ie the head screeners). On day 14 it was finally rejected for DARK! Any ideas on how a night shot can be DARK? If I lighten it any further the nav lights will get totally blown out!

Any chance for this at all?

For the record it is a PA38 carrying out a long approach into Inverness from overhead the city.

Regards

Andy
 
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:12 pm

I can't comment on the 'DARK,' but I will say it is a very nice shot. I've never been able to pull off one of those. The smoke/ steam looks great too!
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:39 pm



Quoting Ranger703 (Thread starter):
13 Days in the queue,passed initial screening,then viewed by numerous screeners who eventually passed it to Johan(ie the head screeners). On day 14 it was finally rejected for DARK! Any ideas on how a night shot can be DARK? If I lighten it any further the nav lights will get totally blown out!

I dunno what to say... but it is a STUNNING shot!!! Can I ask what your equipment and settings were on this shot? It's a beauty!

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EZEIZA
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:17 pm

Stunning shot!!!! rejecting it for dark (?!) or for any reason is a mistake an a loss for the site IMO. Did you appeal?

regards  Smile
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ranger703
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:21 pm

Thanks for the comments.

Canon 20D
Sigma 15-30mm EXDG

F8
45sec
ISO100
0step
Pattern Mode
Manual Setting
Auto WB

Tripod mounted.

Weather was gin clear,still conditions at shooting location and an outside air temperature of minus 2 celsius.

Andy
 
ranger703
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:23 pm



Quoting EZEIZA (Reply 3):
Did you appeal?

You cannot appeal a Head Screener decision!

Andy
 
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acontador
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:47 pm

Hi Andy,

Not much I can really add to what the Headscreeners have told you through their email, but at least I can tell you that your picture was indeed reviewed by many screeners in addition to the headteam, so you can be sure this was not a 'one-man' decision.
This type of lightstreaks-shots work (for the site) when they are part of an airport scene. Unfortunately, in your case what should be the airport scene is - you guessed it - dark. Don't know really if you can rework the picture, but I would guess it will be very difficult to improve drastically such an underexposed nightshot.
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ISOB
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:41 pm

Look if it works for you:
http://www.tygodnik-sasiedzi.pl/PPBXET270308copy.jpg
It may be even brighter but we would need to use some software to reduce the noise. Anyway, I must confess that even then the photo would not be accepted although I like it.
Was it taken in RAW mode?
Merlin
 
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:51 pm



Quoting Acontador (Reply 6):
This type of lightstreaks-shots work (for the site) when they are part of an airport scene. Unfortunately, in your case what should be the airport scene is - you guessed it - dark.

Is what your saying that the dark rejection is incorrect and it should of been a motive rejection? If this was the reason then the need for this thread would not exist as the motive could not be changed.

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Fly747
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:35 am



Quoting Jid (Reply 8):
Is what your saying that the dark rejection is incorrect and it should of been a motive rejection?

No, Andres is saying that the shot would work okay motive wise if the approach lights (or whatever it is) weren't so dark. Right?

Ivan
 
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RE: Dark Rejection!

Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:10 pm



Quoting Ranger703 (Reply 5):
You cannot appeal a Head Screener decision!

did not know that  Smile

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 9):
No, Andres is saying that the shot would work okay motive wise if the approach lights (or whatever it is) weren't so dark. Right?

That's what I understood too.

still awesome shot a.net worthy or not  Smile
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