Old 09-22-2006, 02:35 AM   #1
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First one is fairly straight forward. The locomotive front IS black. I thought I already lightened it more than I should have. Oh, and the unsharpened thing?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290700


The second one I need some experienced advice. The intention of the photo was to include the driver push rods. How should it be cropped to please the RP screeners?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290703



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Old 09-22-2006, 02:53 AM   #2
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First one is fairly straight forward. The locomotive front IS black. I thought I already lightened it more than I should have. Oh, and the unsharpened thing?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290700


The second one I need some experienced advice. The intention of the photo was to include the driver push rods. How should it be cropped to please the RP screeners?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290703



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WOW!! I dont see why they wont accept them thats some good photos
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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First one is fairly straight forward. The locomotive front IS black. I thought I already lightened it more than I should have. Oh, and the unsharpened thing?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290700
I have attached a modified copy of this image that has been sharpened. I am unable to modify this to correct the "too dark" issue as it appears to have been brightened to its fullest extent (even minimal change creates poor contrast).

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The second one I need some experienced advice. The intention of the photo was to include the driver push rods. How should it be cropped to please the RP screeners?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=290703
Not sure which way to go with this one...

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Old 09-22-2006, 04:44 AM   #4
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First one is fairly straight forward. The locomotive front IS black. I thought I already lightened it more than I should have. Oh, and the unsharpened thing?
If I were you, I wouldn't lighten up anymore than it is right now. If you do, you run the risk of realy blowing out everything. The overcast day really adds to that photo. As far as the sharpness issue, it does look a little soft on this end, and you could probably sharpen it with Photoshop. The softness doesn't look too bad, and is probably just a side effect of your resizing.

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The second one I need some experienced advice. The intention of the photo was to include the driver push rods. How should it be cropped to please the RP screeners?
There are a couple of ways you can go about cropping this one. The most logical, in my opinion, would be to add a little more on the right side to include all three drivers. The third has a little bit cut off.

The other option I see is to focus on the engineer doing the servicing, and use a vertical crop for that. It might be something you could try, but I don't know how well it would work out with the original composition.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:53 AM   #5
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First one is fairly straight forward. The locomotive front IS black. I thought I already lightened it more than I should have. Oh, and the unsharpened thing?
Have you thought of trying this photo in B&W?

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There are a couple of ways you can go about cropping this one. The most logical, in my opinion, would be to add a little more on the right side to include all three drivers. The third has a little bit cut off.
If you go this route, I would also crop out the housing on the left. I find it a bit distracting.

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For the first shot i think that it will look cool in B&W with the sharpen of becker.
and for the second shot i think that you need to center the engineer in the shot something like those shots.

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
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Well, I did an auto smart fix on the first picture - that seemed to be enough.
I redid the crop on the driver picture with your suggestons - it looked much better - but was rejected again for poor photo quality. Can't do much about that now.


Revised Hudson http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=159082

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