Old 08-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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I'm new here and I just tried uploading my first picture this past weekend, Both times were rejected. The first time was due to bad color and the second time was for to much noise. So I'm wondering if anybody could help me with a suggestion on how to fix it. (if possible)
Thanks for any help in advance.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=310139660
Here is the first attempt

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=407739&key=0
Here is the second attempt
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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Interesting units, but for these photos in question, they're just too dark for my tastes. Not much you can do about the lighting...
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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I'm new here and I just tried uploading my first picture this past weekend, Both times were rejected. The first time was due to bad color and the second time was for to much noise. So I'm wondering if anybody could help me with a suggestion on how to fix it. (if possible)
The main problem here is that it's not a sunny day. The lighting is therefore insufficient, and, unfortunately, there's not much you can do about that. The best thing you can do is try again on a nicer day.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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The main problem here is that it's not a sunny day. The lighting is therefore insufficient, and, unfortunately, there's not much you can do about that. The best thing you can do is try again on a nicer day.
Yes, as Ween stated there isn't much he could do about the lighting. Thanks for re-stating his point though with another post!
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:48 AM   #5
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The lighting isn't the best. Try again when the light is better or when the sun is in your favor.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:49 AM   #6
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Interesting units, but for these photos in question, they're just too dark for my tastes. Not much you can do about the lighting...
Oops. Guess I didn't see someone had already helped. My bad.
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The lighting isn't the best. Try again when the light is better or when the sun is in your favor.
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I'll check with my dad first.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:40 PM   #9
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You should probably shoot on day when the sun is better. The lighting isn't the best.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:22 PM   #10
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yeah, the lighting is a bit low contrast, nothing that can be done about that!
cant change a cloudy day..

but IMO the main problem is simply the color balance, its way off.
both versions linked above are too blue.

here is my attempt at balancing it:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...chaos/kory.jpg

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That actually looks quite good. If I were the OP, I would try resubmitting with similar color to that and see what happens. It's a unique shot and I like it.
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Nice work, Scot!

I suspect it still does not get in; it's not very sharp and the light isn't great. We'll see.
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Nice work, Scot!

I suspect it still does not get in; it's not very sharp and the light isn't great. We'll see.
I pulled it into IRFanView to see what sharpening +1 does. At this point the quality is diminishing. Noticeable on the side of the locomotive on the right and the trees above it. Too bad, it's really unique material in the shot.
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I don't know if this has been said yet or not, but the lighting isn't the best in the rejected shots. I'd suggest waiting for a sunny day.




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I don't know if this has been said yet or not, but the lighting isn't the best in the rejected shots. I'd suggest waiting for a sunny day.




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Rumor has it, the lighting wasn't very good that day.
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yeah, the lighting is a bit low contrast, nothing that can be done about that!
cant change a cloudy day..

but IMO the main problem is simply the color balance, its way off.
both versions linked above are too blue.

here is my attempt at balancing it:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u...chaos/kory.jpg

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Thats a great improvement over the old image, Nice job!
Thanks everybody for all the informative answers.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:34 AM   #18
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Unfortunately, it's cloudy in coastal Alaska more often then it's sunny, plus most people are in Skagway for only one day, so the go back again option may not be there.

If the original image has enough pixels, I'd give it Scot's treatment and try again. It's an interesting consist.

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