Old 12-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Looks a little green maybe?
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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Decently close, considering how bad the lighting is for photography there. I'd suggest some work on the green as well.

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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It was actually yellow channel, not green. The only green in the shot was the doors, which you can barely see. I also boosted some red and did selective + white end levels on the sky.
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Can I get your thoughts on whether or not any of these are worth re-working or appealing? I have tried a couple of them multiple times.

This one got cropping twice, I actually liked the first one as-is (there is a funny backstory to this one)

This one got unlevel and unsharp first, I used some photoshop shennanigans to fix the level issue and sharpened, then it got underexposed and undersharpened When a train is that far away, you can only get the details so sharp.



Contrast first, underexposed second.
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Congrats. I really like this shot.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:35 AM   #6
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1st one: Why did you cut off the train?
2nd: I like it, but I agree it is underexposed.
3rd: Don't you already have 15 shots of this train in better lighting? Why would you want this one on?
4th: Can't see it.
5th: Already on.
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