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Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:11 am

Hi all,

Had this one rejected for over-exposed and colour this morning.....


Now colour I can see as when I put it in the queue it appeared to have a slight yellow/green cast, although I thought it may scrape through. But over-exposure I just can't see. The sun reflecting off the fuselage and tail is quite normal for the Etihad gold colour, and due to the nature of the scheme it does reflect more light and play tricks with one's eyes. It may just be me but I'm not convinced about the over-exposure. Opinions please?

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:12 am

Wow! I don't understand why it was rejected! It's a great photo!
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Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:30 am

Morning Karl,
I hope you are keeping well.
The first thing I noticed was the greenish cast. As for the over-exposure, I see it along the length of the fuselage, just below the windows.
My favourite spot up there. I must make the effort and visit it again soon.

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:37 am

Thanks Phil, nice to hear from you.

I see the cast (slightly yellow/green by the look of it) but that's not really an issue. Easily rectified. The over-exposure, in my view, is simply a line of sunflash under the windows on the forward fuselage - if this aircraft were white it'd be more obvious and I'm sure sunflash does not equate to underexposure.


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Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:26 pm

Just to point out what I'm getting at (and of course not taking anything away from the photographer's image - just an example)...

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As you can see the excess light on the fuselage and tail is caused by sun-flash and is more evident on this scheme than on Etihad's. I still may be wrong here but the over-exposure rejection seems a little harsh if caused by natural circumstances.


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Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:11 pm

Hi Karl.

I too would have marked this one as being overexposed - according to the strict A.net criteria. I know what you mean about the highlights, but it is just that little bit too much. The lower left portion of the tail is also a little 'hot', as they say.

Is the original jpeg or RAW? Obviously rectifiable if in RAW, but even in jpeg I would be happy to have a look at the original, as there may be a way to sort that out enough to get it through (a little trick a certain Professor Webb showed me!).

Let me know.

All the best.

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:13 pm

For me the reflection just kills the shot and overexposure was probably used as a way to highlight that problem. It's K64 sideshooting 101, avoiding the glare Smile

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Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks guys.

Thing is though I see many images with glare here. I always avoid it and out in the field this picture nearly got deleted for the sun-flash but on screen it looked OK. I guess the gold hides it more than on a white aircraft. I've rectified it (I think) and removed the cast - should be OK now hopefully.....

I actually have a shot taken moments before with no sun-flash (which originally was my choice for upload) but this one seemed somehow 'nicer'. If this fails I'll try that one, as it will require far less Photoshop work.




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