PHOTO: Harvester Sunrise: Lighting Rejection

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RonBailey
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:10AM
This image was rejected for lighting.  How should I "improve" it before resubmitting?


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I'm assuming the blown out sky is the issue, so maybe I should cropp out the sky which would also move the harvester above the logo?


Link to full-sized image: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13325283/CornSilageHarvest_5022_watermarked.jpg

(Edited on 2012-09-21 10:36:27 by donald_gruener)
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:24AM
You had an option to re-submit?
esp_imaging
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:46AM
I think the foreground is too contrasty. I assume that the blown sky is not recoverable?

FWIW, focus is slightly too far forward, it needed more focus differential if you were wanting to make the stubble the focus point, as it is the harvester is the most obvious subject element but it's slightly soft.
kelvinjay
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:04AM
Agreed, the focus on the harvester doesn't look great. There's noise in the pale trees too. The blacks in the crop shadows look to be rather blocked up and there's obviously a large blown out area with no detail.

It's hard to say what is possible without having the raw file to play with but I'd be surprised if this could be rescued and given the relatively common subject, and even if it could be saved I doubt it will sell much.
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