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chench1536 07-30-2011 10:53 PM

Expose me to this...
 
Could be taken out of context, but anyway...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=244869094

Any thoughts?

Holloran Grade 07-31-2011 12:07 AM

The whole image is too dark.

KevinM 07-31-2011 12:29 AM

Hi Chris,

I concur with the Screener.

Take a look at your histogram. Virtually all of it is on the left side of center. This image needs quite a dose of brightening. If your original is a raw image, you may be able to get it looking decent, but it will take a hefty movement on the exposure slider in ACR.

Ron Flanary 07-31-2011 12:36 AM

I believe this is how it looked in reality----and I like it. If you lightened it to gain their acceptance, it would ruin the effect of the mist and low light.

Just my opinion, of course.

chench1536 07-31-2011 12:38 AM

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Giving this a shot. I brightened the whole photo a full stop and then selectively brightened the sky another quarter of a stop. I'll see how it goes.

JRMDC 07-31-2011 01:39 AM

The sky went a bit pinkish on you, and in general it doesn't look good, hard to put a finger on it. I messed with it a bit and had no ideas, it doesn't seem to do well brighter, to my eye. If RP doesn't want a shot with the original level of light, then personal collection.

mark woody 07-31-2011 01:58 AM

Had a go in pse7 in levels layer adjusted output [bottom black slider] to 20, then +5 brightness and +5 contrast, sharpened usm 80/.5/0 and noticed dust spots in sky over loco.

JimThias 07-31-2011 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mark woody (Post 140406)
Had a go in pse7 in levels layer adjusted output [bottom black slider] to 20, then +5 brightness and +5 contrast, sharpened usm 80/.5/0 and noticed dust spots in sky over loco.

Overall looks better, but one suggestion when brightening an image with strong headlights...mask out the headlights to the original brightness. If you compare the two images, the diameter of the light beam has increased and looks a bit too strong.

mark woody 07-31-2011 10:41 AM

Great tip I hadn't even thought about it.

troy12n 07-31-2011 03:29 PM

Those are bizzare semaphores. I have never seen one where a clear indication has the blade at that angle. At least one that's not a train order signal.

DWHonan 07-31-2011 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 140416)
Those are bizzare semaphores. I have never seen one where a clear indication has the blade at that angle. At least one that's not a train order signal.

You've never heard of SP's lower-quadrant blades?

http://www.railfan.com/photoline/photoline_aug2011.php

troy12n 07-31-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DWHonan (Post 140419)
You've never heard of SP's lower-quadrant blades?

http://www.railfan.com/photoline/photoline_aug2011.php

No, i'm no from that part of the world.


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