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abr 11-02-2016 11:40 AM

Color (hue)
I was hoping to get some insight on the following rejection for color (hue):


I wanted to know whether this would be an issue with tinting in the photograph or the scene containing a reddish brown track bed and red trees with the fall colors. Is there a realistic adjustment that can be made to the photo, or is it a goner because of the composition of the scene?

I also had the same reason for rejection for an earlier shot where the foliage was a little greener: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...93&key=4124950

Any advice along those same lines with the second image?

ShortlinesUSA 11-02-2016 12:39 PM

The nose of the locomotive looks very washed out in both photos. Are those noses that badly sun faded? That is what first catches my eye-- the nose on both appear overly bright and washed out. That could be what the screeners are seeing.

abr 11-02-2016 05:17 PM

Thanks for your take on it. The logos on the noses do have the washed out look due to sun fading. There is also a different finish on the front compared to the side which explains why it has that different appearance. For those with experience, would those points be worth raising an appeal?

miningcamper1 11-02-2016 06:54 PM

Sharpen some more and fix the bright spot IMO.

jac_murphy 11-02-2016 09:51 PM

The first one looks overexposed to me (the whole image; not just the glare spot on the nose.) Otherwise, the colour looks OK to me for that time of day. Fixing the overexposure may fix the rejection.


abr 11-02-2016 11:09 PM

Appreciate the feedback and suggestions. I'll make some adjustments and try to resubmit one or both in the near future.

Noct Foamer 11-02-2016 11:24 PM

For tricky light, I've started using an X-rite Color Checker Passport. It's a calibrated card that you photo in the same light as your subject. You use that photo either in CC or with it's supplied software to build a custom color profile that you can then apply to the shots you took at that location. It's very, very accurate. Agree with the advice above on your linked shot.


Kent in SD

wds 11-03-2016 01:56 AM


Originally Posted by miningcamper1 (Post 189719)
Sharpen some more and fix the bright spot IMO.

Thank God! I thought my eyes were getting really bad - okay worse as they're already really bad....

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