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Northern Limits
12-27-2006, 04:20 AM
The rejection gives two ends of the spectrum, and I really don't understand what the screener is trying to tell me. Any one have an interpretation for me?
The color is close to the original. I did change the colors to the cool side a little in order to make the whites whiter.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=319479

Drewster
12-27-2006, 04:42 AM
too much orangish hue, and even if, there is a LOT of Noise and it's really pixelated

Ween
12-27-2006, 05:17 AM
Yeah, I don't think fixing the color's gonna help. It's got alot of noise and it's blurry...

alan-crotty
12-27-2006, 07:29 AM
Good Morning Jim,

Your shot has a colour cast, Yellow/Red.

A simple adjustment in your photo editor will fix this.

Use the colour sampler tool to measure the colour in the near white of the snow and the near black of the shadows. The adjust the individual colours in the Levels dialogue to set to neutral. You whites will be as pure as the driven snow :lol:

The links below may be helpful:

http://www.timothyarmes.com/thoughts/colourcorrection.php

http://www.eddietapp.com/PDFs/ccmethod_cs.pdf

Also to image is very noisy, try using something like neatimage,

http://www.neatimage.com/index.html

but don't overdo the de-noising as it will soften the image.

I have attached a colour corrected version of you phot, I haven't de-noised it as the file size is very small and the result would be poor.


Alan

PS,

For some reason my colour corrections do not apear as good in the uploaded file? Perhaps it's the compresion.

Also forgot to say that the original phot is not of the best quality, so even with the adjustments may not make onto the dbase. :grin:

Alan

Northern Limits
12-27-2006, 02:39 PM
Your shot has a colour cast, Yellow/Red.

I have attached a colour corrected version of you phot, I haven't de-noised it as the file size is very small and the result would be poor.

Alan

Wow, that is quite a difference. I had a polarizer filter on, which may work in the summer, but it does put an unwanted tint on snow pictures.

As for the noise - I will try rescanning the picture. The locomotive is in need of a new paint job - the old speckled paint creates its own scanning noise. Notice the rust behind the cab?
There is also a slight motion blur on the train, so I will try improving this picture for the experience and leave it at that.

Thanks for the help.

scottychaos
12-28-2006, 12:31 PM
Reason(s) for Rejection:
- Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation.


yes, that reason for rejection gives "both ends of the spectrum"..but I think its supposed to do that..its a "general rejection for color" message that the screeners can just pick froma list..the screnner didnt type that in by hand, he just picked it from a list of "reasons for rejections", it means "this photo has not enough color depth OR too much color saturation..it could be either."

Scot

trainboysd40
12-29-2006, 08:39 PM
For what it's worth, even though the photo itself has a bit of blur and kind of ruins the photo a bit, I still really love the composition, colours, and location. :)

Northern Limits
12-29-2006, 11:38 PM
For what it's worth, even though the photo itself has a bit of blur and kind of ruins the photo a bit, I still really love the composition, colours, and location. :)

Thanks. I really like the picture as well. Since taking it I have aquired a better camera. So when the sun is shining, and maybe even some fresh snow on the trees, I'll try this one again. 8-)