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CSXRailfanNS 01-31-2010 11:47 PM

Would any of these work?
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2805320...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2805320...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2805320...n/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2805320...n/photostream/


Please let me know! And possibly what I can do to improve them if they have a chance!

Joe the Photog 01-31-2010 11:50 PM

#4 is close to being a winner, IMO. But you need to do a few things to it. Working from the original, it needs more sharpening. With the selective focus, the lettering on the sign needs to be tack sharp. The color on the CSX nose needs to pop out more too. I like the sign proclaiming it as NS track, but the nose is decidly CSX.

#2 is close as well, but needs cropping. I also think 2 and 4 are too similiar and thus chose the latter one.

CSXRailfanNS 01-31-2010 11:55 PM

Thanks Joe! I wasn't sure if they would accept something like that! Sweet! I'll have to definitely give it a try! Yeah the line is owned by NS but CSX comes by also.

JimThias 02-01-2010 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 109068)
#4 is close to being a winner, IMO. But you need to do a few things to it. Working from the original, it needs more sharpening. With the selective focus, the lettering on the sign needs to be tack sharp. The color on the CSX nose needs to pop out more too. I like the sign proclaiming it as NS track, but the nose is decidly CSX.

Not to mention the train is parked ("stalled vehicle"). :D

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 12:29 AM

Lol it's not stalled. It's sitting in idle, cause it's cold of course. It loaded like the day before this was taken.

Joe the Photog 02-01-2010 12:54 AM

[photoid=214379]

..........

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 12:59 AM

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=776870&key=0

Joe the Photog 02-01-2010 01:03 AM

It doesn't look like you did any corrective work to the shot. In fact, without looking at the Flickr version again, it looks darker now than it did. It needs some wrok, sharpening, shadows/highlights, saturation...

Joe the Photog 02-01-2010 01:05 AM

I'd try to give it some work ahead of the wrok.

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 01:30 AM

Ahead of the what?

Joe the Photog 02-01-2010 02:02 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Try something like this working down from the original...

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 02:16 AM

May I ask how you did that?

Dennis A. Livesey 02-01-2010 02:25 AM

Looks good Joe. Sun like yours would help of course.

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 02:31 AM

Little help please? lol

Walter S 02-01-2010 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSXRailfanNS (Post 109099)
Little help please? lol

I dont understand, you are getting alot of help. Just be patient, people are not on the forums all hours of the day.

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 03:07 AM

Walter, I just would expect the next post to be the help. Sorry. My bad.

Chase55671 02-01-2010 04:52 AM

I can see you're still pushing for quick responses. Not sure how many times people have to tell you to calm down. Joe has covered your questions pretty good, so I won't add much, other than the fact that I highly suggest following the advice suggested by regular contributors, as their advice is generally spot-on.

Chase

rathman11 02-01-2010 01:29 PM

I think what CSXRailfan is looking for is a how-to in Photoshop or whichever image editing software Joe used.

Joe the Photog 02-01-2010 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSXRailfanNS (Post 109096)
May I ask how you did that?

Simple process in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0, but should work in whatever you have. I added some unsharp mask (you could simply sharpen it; I ent that route for a long time in post) then I played around wsith shadows and highlights until it lookd right to me. Then I added a little saturation to make the yellow pop out a little.

This is not certain to get this shot into the database. I liked it when I saw it and thought it could use a little work. Others are not commenting on the shot entirely leading me to think I may be in the minority.

Dennis A. Livesey 02-01-2010 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey (Post 109098)
Looks good Joe. Sun like yours would help of course.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 109153)
Others are not commenting on the shot entirely leading me to think I may be in the minority.

Hello! Over here!

I like the shot and I think Joe's approach is a good one.

CSXRailfanNS 02-01-2010 11:47 PM

Exactly what rathman said...

Joe, thanks for the help. That's all I really needed was how you did it in Photoshop. Since you're one I see regularly I will say now I have Photoshop.

Chase. I already said my bad. I understand. That's just the way I am. Thanks.

JimThias 02-01-2010 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSXRailfanNS (Post 109072)
Lol it's not stalled. It's sitting in idle, cause it's cold of course. It loaded like the day before this was taken.

Huh? Of course it is. My comment was a play on words...tongue in cheak...just having a little fun.


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