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trainboysd40 08-27-2008 07:54 AM

What think ye?
Before you say anything about the blue....
When I opened the RAW file, I added +5 vibrance and +10 saturation. I then set the blue slider's saturation to -20 because it looked so ridiculously blue.
Anyways, the photo which wasn't actually edited as much as usual.

ottergoose 08-27-2008 08:03 AM

I wish the exposure had been for longer, I'd like to see the streaks going from one end to the other.

trainboysd40 08-27-2008 09:40 AM

Aw, but that means I'd have to bring a tripod and set up and blah blah blah :p
Edit: Problem with that is I like the solidity of the, er, 'trains', and having an exposure much longer than a second or two would make them very transparent indeed.

DRGW5371 08-27-2008 12:53 PM

I like it alot. The other thing I would have done differently is lengthened the exposure for a bit. I think it's worth a shot at upload, it's a very interesting photo.

trainboysd40 08-27-2008 07:51 PM

Funny how these things work.
Today I was on that same overpass, shooting the other way down the line to where a wreck occurred.
Keep watching for my photos, if they make it on!

alan-crotty 08-27-2008 08:40 PM


Did you have your camrea white balance set to tungsten?

That partly would account for the vivid blue in the sky.


trainboysd40 08-27-2008 09:19 PM

Camera white balance is for mortals, I shoot RAW.

alan-crotty 08-27-2008 09:44 PM


So what was the colour temperature indicated in your raw conversion?

By the way, raw is a word, not an abbreviation RAW :-D


JimThias 08-27-2008 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by alan-crotty

By the way, raw is a word, not an abbreviation RAW :-D


Semantics!! :lol: :-P


(note capitalization)

alan-crotty 08-27-2008 09:58 PM

Thanks Jim,

I thought you'd spot that one :D :wink:


WKUrailfan 08-27-2008 11:20 PM

the first thing i see is the median between the two tracks, thats really all I see. Maybe throw a 70-200 on your camera and work the repetition of the poles and the signals down the line? the compression will make the lights really pop.

chris crook 08-28-2008 01:05 AM

I verrily think there be too much gravel.

CG_F45 08-28-2008 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by trainboysd40
Camera white balance is for mortals, I shoot RAW.

I'm sorry, but that is just a great quote! :grin:


Matt, I do indeed like the shot... but I am not sure about the cropping...attached is what I would do.

Again...nice shot; great idea!

khalucha 08-28-2008 01:47 AM

I think I see what he is stating. If you zoom in past the first set of light poles to give you like a tunnel effect.

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