Old 03-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Well, not really... but asking for thoughts on a photo that is in the database. At home the color looked perfect on this old slide scan - but at work it looks red/purple.

I would like to hear what others think? She I re-process and resubmit, or is it right?

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As an aside, if one of the usual suspects feels like posting about "view whoring," I think the last time I linked to a photo in these forums it got another 5 (five) views... so no, that's not the point here.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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A little red cast but probably be easy to fix if you care to do so. Looks alright as is.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Not the worst singer in the choir.

Depends on your personal preferences, how you use your time. Looks like it needs some work with the color cast dropper, although there is only so much one can do with a color shift on a slide.

If you do reopen it, maybe select the sky and do some gaussian blur for the pixellation.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Top of past 24 ...

I guess a combination of everyone wanting to see the outrageous colors plus the 5 views from this forum!
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #5
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Well, not really... but asking for thoughts on a photo that is in the database. At home the color looked perfect on this old slide scan - but at work it looks red/purple.

I would like to hear what others think? She I re-process and resubmit, or is it right?

Image © Charles J Freericks
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As an aside, if one of the usual suspects feels like posting about "view whoring," I think the last time I linked to a photo in these forums it got another 5 (five) views... so no, that's not the point here.
Pffft... everyone knows you're after those 5 extra views, Charles! Was it
not enough you took me out (made my GW #90 shot go #5) just yesterday???

After all, it's much easier to simply "save image location" with a right mouse click and viola:



But I digress... to answer your question, yes, it did look a little purple.

One of the easiest methods I use to check is "auto color". It's like a screener WITH advice, lol.

So - here I simply went "auto color", added 2 steps magenta as a preference as it then looked much better but a little green (I believe the technical term used on RP was "2 pubic hairs" green which I did not like - no one likes green pubic hairs.

THEN... I went to shadows and highlights to bring out some detail in the nose but set the black clipping point to "3" to keep the contrast. I left the highlights but bumped up the shadow detail (same as "Fill"). Last, I went into Levels and slid the slider (highlights) since there was some empty space (image was slightly dark).

Viola: the Sequel:


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Old 03-14-2013, 02:12 AM   #6
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Mitch - you probably really hate me then as I post Ray Wetzel's shots too.

Thanks for the tweak. I think it's right. Uploading new version now.
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Love Ray's shots - didn't realize you were posting them. "Sharky"

Can I send you my shots for posting? Just don't tell me about rejects, lol.

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:20 AM   #8
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Ray gets rejected too... I swear I jump through more hoops there than others. I forwarded your comment on to him, by the way.

He gave me a bunch of slides a couple years back and asked me to post them on occasion when I have a chance.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #9
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Hmmm. Mitch is now Charles imaginary friend?

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Hum.......

Were there no trams and monorails to chase this week?

Sure your photo looks red, but like B&W, that is the way the world looked back then, so why sweat it.

Unless you really were after views and if so, here is #6.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:46 AM   #11
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Sure your photo looks red, but like B&W, that is the way the world looked back then, so why sweat it.




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Old 03-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
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Looking at it further Charles, there are an awful lot of poles in your picture.

So many so, that I am suprised it was even accepted in the first place.

My advice to you - don't rock the boat, or else they might strike this image from the roster and then your view numbers will fall precipitously.

That would be bad - very bad indeed.
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