Old 11-28-2010, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Backlit on Glint light.

We've all tried out that glint light shot, where the subject being backlit is acceptable...

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But mine was rejected: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=880530&key=0

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The light is weak as is the colors= making just a backlit photo.
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Agreed, weak colors.
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We've all tried out that glint light shot, where the subject being backlit is acceptable...

But mine was rejected: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=880530&key=0

Any Thoughts?
Darks need to be darker (especially the nose) for better contrast, and the saturation boosted for better color.
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I think that may be fixable in post.

HINT: 99% of these glint shots you see on RP are insanely processed to get the colors and contrast right.
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I think that may be fixable in post.

HINT: 99% of these glint shots you see on RP are insanely processed to get the colors and contrast right.
I'll spend a bit of time on it...

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I think that may be fixable in post.

HINT: 99% of these glint shots you see on RP are insanely processed to get the colors and contrast right.
Then I guess this one was in the 1%. I didn't do much at all to it.

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Then I guess this one was in the 1%. I didn't do much at all to it.

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I can tell. The colors are weak and to red, contrast is a bit low. Try reworking it can be better
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There's more interest in the accepted glint. The going away angle works pretty well, especially since the space the train is 'going too' has some pretty insane moody effects with the haze and light working together. The rejected shot in question needs a bit more work. Like above said, some insane processing needs to be done to create that effect on some shots. Others sometimes just don't need too much processing.

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Good point. I'll try and rework it.
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Good point. I'll try and rework it.

I really wouldn't touch it, at least much. The only thing I can see you doing to it is adding a bit more color, otherwise it's an exceptional shot. Well done.

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I really wouldn't touch it, at least much. The only thing I can see you doing to it is adding a bit more color, otherwise it's an exceptional shot. Well done.

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Yeah it is nice and he doesn't need to fix it. Just thinking a bit more yellow and more contrast may help to make a great photo?
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We've all tried out that glint light shot, where the subject being backlit is acceptable...

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But mine was rejected: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=880530&key=0

Any Thoughts?
Others have covered this well, but definitely need to rework the colors and contrast. Your shot lacks real dramatic interest, but instead, just looks like a backlit photo. I see some potential.

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Old 11-29-2010, 01:58 AM   #14
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This is what I have now (attatched)
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This is what I have now (attatched)
Compare that to what you posted in thumbnail form above and tell me if you think yours looks anything like the accepted versions.

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This is what I have now (attatched)
I hope that's a joke
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Hmmmm... yeah that one is far too over saturated.
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My eyes literally hurt. Not trying to be harsh there, just telling you the truth. Way too much brother, way too much.

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Here is a 2 minute job that I think is closer to where you need to be

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Troy's is much better. Still a little yellow for my tastes, but very close.

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Troy's looks better but like Chris said, still too yellow.
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I hope that's a joke
Sorry, just wasn't sure. First attempt at a glint shot..LOL
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Troy's is much better. Still a little yellow for my tastes, but very close.
I just looked at this from work, and it looks nothing like what it does on my laptop, I don't know if my laptop's monitor is off or the one here is.
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Alright, I started with my original and tried to match it best to Troy's. (Thank you, so much!) It's in the queue now, I'll get back here with the results.
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Since we are on the discussion of glint; mine was rejected for underexposed..

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