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1976Nole 09-17-2013 02:35 PM

I'm on the Bad Color Train
 
I've tried this one a couple of times -- don't know which side of the "Or" I'm on. In the first submission, I agree I probably oversaturated the sky -- particularly when I looked using another monitor. On second submission, I stuck with original scan (K64 original) and just sharpened it a little. So is this a lack of color depth or too much saturation?

First Submission: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=1939014

Second Submission: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=1086114

Thanks!

Indecline 09-17-2013 02:46 PM

Your whites are not white - I see magenta on my system.

bigbassloyd 09-17-2013 02:54 PM

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Depending on your editing software, you can shift away from magenta, or reduce the red channel.

Here's a rough idea on where to head with the photo, edited on a very plain program (irfanview) that I have here at work.

http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...4&d=1379429627

Loyd L.

magicman_841 09-17-2013 03:00 PM

Bad cropping is up next.

1976Nole 09-17-2013 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 170261)
Depending on your editing software, you can shift away from magenta, or reduce the red channel.

Here's a rough idea on where to head with the photo, edited on a very plain program (irfanview) that I have here at work.

http://forums.railpictures.net/attac...4&d=1379429627

Loyd L.

Thanks Loyd! -- I'll work on that later today.

1976Nole 09-17-2013 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magicman_841 (Post 170262)
Bad cropping is up next.

What do you think the cropping issue will be? There's not much I can do as this is straight from the slide.

Thanks!

Joe the Photog 09-17-2013 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1976Nole (Post 170264)
What do you think the cropping issue will be? There's not much I can do as this is straight from the slide.

It's a bit in your face and the train is cut off in the frame.

1976Nole 09-17-2013 06:25 PM

Thanks for the input Joe. I agree it's an "In your face" photo -- But I've always liked those.
I corrected the white (Thanks Lloyd!) and re-submitted (haven't heard back yet). Hopefully they will like it.

magicman_841 09-17-2013 07:10 PM

The train is centered and cut-off on the left side.

Not much you can do at this point.

1976Nole 09-18-2013 02:52 AM

Well, the third submission failed for the same reason. I don't think I'm too saturated, so it must be color depth. I really appreciate everyone's advice and would appreciate your input on this submission. I would really like to win the color battle then address the cropping issue when I cross that bridge.

Third Submission: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...09&key=3184405

Thanks!

Indecline 09-18-2013 03:43 AM

On my calibrated monitor the snow is still red, the whites on the loco still are not white. In Photoshop you might try selective color to reduce the overall magenta cast. Maybe you could rescan the slide and pay attention to the settings on the scanner. I like to use auto-while balance with my Vue-scan software.

Once you fix the color - maybe just a touch saturation or curves tool.

DS

1976Nole 09-18-2013 04:02 AM

Thanks DS -- this time I went back to the photo and did the white correction on the snow instead of the locomotive (probably should have done that first). I noticed an improvement on the snow and on the locomotive's greens and whites. It's been a year since I tried to post something like this and it seems they've become much more stringent in this area. I've posted some that wouldn't make the cut now!

Thanks!

1976Nole 09-18-2013 12:07 PM

It made it!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=451706

Thanks everyone!

JimThias 09-18-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1976Nole (Post 170293)

I was going to suggest that if you did a fix like Loyd's to add a little more saturation to make the green on the loco and the red on the barn pop. Looks like you did that anyway. :)


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