Old 07-21-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default I need some help.

I uploaded a couple of shots and they both got rejected and I was wondering if you guys thought that they might get on with some adjustments.

The first one was not accepted because they said it was saved with to much compression.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...1&key=66673653

The second one was rejected on Not enough color depth or too much color saturation.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=834749&key=0

Also I only have two uploads per day and I didn't do anything that would get uploads taken away.

Any help would be great!
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #2
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I don't want to turn this into an equipment-bashing thread, but I think a large part of your problem with image quality and coloring is your 4mp camera. I'm not saying that you can't get a shot accepted with that, but it's going to be a bigger challenge to get the image quality up to par for today's standards on RP.
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I dont think the first one is that bad, could use some sharpening. What kind of camera are you using, is it a P&S. Quality may be an issue here.

The second one is way too BLUE, needs to have color corrected, it is really bad. Also what's with the unlit block signal there?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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The UP shot is nice.

I think the rejection reason is a bit vague in statement. You have to know the effects of compression to understand what the rejection refers to. And I'm not sure it actually is a compression /resolution issue.

The photo seems slightly hazy or opaque and soft.

Try brightening it. Best bet would be with "levels" and finding a true white point though simply boosting the brightness may work. Try to sharpen it a bit as well but don't over sharpen.

As for the second - seems obvious. Looks like photos I used to get back from Ritz Camera when they didn't change the solution often enough. It's got a bluish /green cast to it. Play around with it in either "levels" or "color balance" and remove some excess blue /green.

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Well I must admit that my camera is pretty bad but I now have a new one that is 8 mega pixals and is really nice. The signal was there to add interest to the to the picture. I am really excited to start taking pictures with it! I really want to get better at taking photos and I am trying to improve composition and all that. I also must say that your back ground can make a huge difference to how your picture looks.
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Well I must admit that my camera is pretty bad but I now have a new one that is 8 mega pixals and is really nice. The signal was there to add interest to the to the picture. I am really excited to start taking pictures with it!
The first shot with the bridge is really nice. You should redo that with your 8mp camera.

I lived in Tulsa back in '96 and I really loved the area. One thing I didn't get to do much at all was railfan, so I'd love to see more pics from that area. Good luck!
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I will do my best. That is so neat that you used to live around here! Muskogee is about and hour from Tulsa and I go there quit a bit. I will try to get some pics on RP so you can see them BTY I know this is off topic but how do you get the little picture on your profile? Thank you guys so much for your help!
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Also what's with the unlit block signal there?
FYI block signals on the UP don't light up until the lead locomotives get past them. Why I have no clue
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FYI block signals on the UP don't light up until the lead locomotives get past them. Why I have no clue
Approach lit, You have to have a train in the block, So as soon as it hits the joint they light. Then some are lit when lined up, Its to save power and calls out for burned out bulbs, I find them to be a pain in the ass.
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I noted in your comments that you stated only six GP40-2s were built.

There were thousands built.
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Yeah, what Charles ^^ said.
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I will do my best. That is so neat that you used to live around here! Muskogee is about and hour from Tulsa and I go there quit a bit.
Have you ever been to the Lazy Fisherman, just south of Bixby at the 64/Memorial split? The BEST catfish anywhere!
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Second shot has alot of grain on the plow. What ISO were you set at?

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I am sorry about the mistake on the GP40-2s I was looking at the wrong paragraph. Thanks for correcting me I have never been to the catfish house but I have seen it and have heard that it is good. My iso was at 50 so honestly I can't understand the grain.
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I can't understand the grain.
You can getting that in post processing like if you lighten the shadows, It you adjust the exposer a lot.
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