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    Among other reasons (yes, I see the halos), this picture was rejected for an unspecified "digital manipulation" - what might that be? There is none...
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    And while this one was accepted, I received the following comment:
    "Checked Night Shot and Special Scheme category for you. Please be more careful next time or we may start rejecting your photos."
    This was taken at 6:30, well after sunrise - not really a night shot. I can't find any "Special Scheme Category" when uploading - what does that refer to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    Among other reasons (yes, I see the halos), this picture was rejected for an unspecified "digital manipulation" - what might that be? There is none...
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    And while this one was accepted, I received the following comment:
    "Checked Night Shot and Special Scheme category for you. Please be more careful next time or we may start rejecting your photos."
    This was taken at 6:30, well after sunrise - not really a night shot. I can't find any "Special Scheme Category" when uploading - what does that refer to?

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    The digital manipulation one would probably be because of the halos.

    No idea why the night category was added onto the second shot. But there is a “special scheme” checkbox you need to tick for special liveries like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meeshboi View Post
    No idea why the night category was added onto the second shot. But there is a “special scheme” checkbox you need to tick for special liveries like this.
    Oh, that.... Yes, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    Among other reasons (yes, I see the halos), this picture was rejected for an unspecified "digital manipulation" - what might that be? There is none...
    The sky has been edited in such a way that it has been replaced by a single block of color. This is considered manipulation, whether intentional or not.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    This was taken at 6:30, well after sunrise - not really a night shot.
    Quote Originally Posted by meeshboi View Post
    No idea why the night category was added onto the second shot.
    You both might want to read the upload guidelines then. "2.2 Categories - Night Shots This category should apply for photos taken at dawn, dusk and night. For Dusk and Dawn photos these should show a red-orange glow and long shadows." That is clearly the case here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowwa View Post
    The sky has been edited in such a way that it has been replaced by a single block of color.
    Not actually the case here, but I get the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    Not actually the case here, but I get the idea.
    Yes, actually the case here. Care to explain how this effect was achieved?

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    The halos notwithstanding, the only way to get the sky a single, uniform block of color like that is through bad editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowwa View Post
    Yes, actually the case here.
    Umm, no, quite simply. That's a false allegation. Nothing was "replaced". So no "manipulation" as such.

    Care to explain how this effect was achieved?
    A rather uniform blue sky to begin with and the "Average" softening effect in PS as a means to reduce noise. Won't be using that again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    Umm, no, quite simply. That's a false allegation. Nothing was "replaced". So no "manipulation" as such.

    A rather uniform blue sky to begin with and the "Average" softening effect in PS as a means to reduce noise.
    Not a false allegation, we just have a different definition of manipulation. Your use of the 'averaging' effect causes the sky to become a single uniform color, in effect replacing - or manipulating - the original sky.


    Quote Originally Posted by dfu View Post
    Won't be using that again...
    A good idea indeed.

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