Old 03-22-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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This shot used the same camera settings and same post processing and was in line with the rejected shot one after another

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I thought this shot

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had a good chance on getting the poor lighting reject, but I still like it anyway.


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Old 03-22-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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Joe --

Even if it is the exact same settings and process, the conditions are different and thus the effect is differnent. The strong blue paint on the LRV and the large amounts of dark shadow in the LRV shot make it hit me as too much contrast straight off.

I would just pull back on the contrast a touch (and maybe lighten a touch).

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Old 03-23-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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Joe,

I can't say that I see terrible contrast issues in the first shot, but I'd tone down the saturation a bit (and brighten the shadows). The incredibly blue sky (which appears way more blue than in the accepted shot) does look odd above the platform which likely caused the bad contrast rejection.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:21 AM   #4
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Joe:

On the first one it'd be nice if you fixed the wide angle distortion too, it's really distracting. I do like the shot overall though.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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I like the shot, Not like you can move back. Wish we had one to ride too.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:05 AM   #6
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Thanks for the dvice, guys. I did go back and work on it a bit, trying to fix the cntrast, then brightening it up a bit. It was canned for Bad Contrast again. I decided I'm happy wit the shot as is. Besides, this is a spot I or a number of other peple can get to soon again. Thanks, again.


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