Old 01-14-2009, 05:41 PM   #1
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How would you correct this photo? Is problem in oversaturation, low color depth or both? I don't know much about post-processing, so I'll welcome any suggestions.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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I'm assuming that the paint on the engine is blue and white? With that in mind, I think the major issue is a red color cast to the photo . . .

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Old 01-15-2009, 12:02 AM   #3
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Well, no. The white balance is OK, sodium lamps shine their exact yellow and 560 EMU is shown in pale blue & grey livery as it's siblings are direct sunlight like in these photos:
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I agree with Jon. The shot has a red color cast to it. Either apply a cooling filter to it or play around with the color balance a bit.

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I tried to reduce red in two ways (see attachments). Is it better now?
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Well, no. The white balance is OK, sodium lamps shine their exact yellow
I think sodium colors is what they don't like, you need to make it look like daylight. Ok thats better but it is hard to tell, try it.
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I tried #2 of my post above and got just PEQ: http://railpictures.net/viewreject.p...&key=328456412

Should I appeal it as first version didn't get this reason? Or should I try just another edit with sodium colours bleached to white?
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I tried #2 of my post above and got just PEQ: http://railpictures.net/viewreject.p...&key=328456412

Should I appeal it as first version didn't get this reason? Or should I try just another edit with sodium colours bleached to white?
You did fix the color but some photos just aren't for rpnet. Sometimes you will get a screener that will give you every rejection reason but usually you get one at a time.
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You did fix the color but some photos just aren't for rpnet.
After PEQ at another try, I admit it's case of my pic. But then I'd like to know how to do good photo of similar situation. I thought it over and came to these ideas:

- buy and use lens hood to prevent stuff like glow in top right corner
- shoot at dusk with some ambient light left to get clear horizon line and more detail in dark areas

If you have any thouhts/comments/suggestions, please tell them to me.

The shot was taken with 50mm/1.7 lens stopped down to f/16 (if I remember correctly) in ~60s exposure to ISO100 film. In attachment is scaled down uncropped scan.
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After PEQ at another try, I admit it's case of my pic. But then I'd like to know how to do good photo of similar situation. I thought it over and came to these ideas:

- buy and use lens hood to prevent stuff like glow in top right corner
- shoot at dusk with some ambient light left to get clear horizon line and more detail in dark areas

If you have any thouhts/comments/suggestions, please tell them to me.

The shot was taken with 50mm/1.7 lens stopped down to f/16 (if I remember correctly) in ~60s exposure to ISO100 film. In attachment is scaled down uncropped scan.
I would like to see a more interesting background, maybe a human interest, or a foreground subject of interest.
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