Old 07-30-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Could be taken out of context, but anyway...

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Old 07-31-2011, 12:07 AM   #2
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The whole image is too dark.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:29 AM   #3
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Hi Chris,

I concur with the Screener.

Take a look at your histogram. Virtually all of it is on the left side of center. This image needs quite a dose of brightening. If your original is a raw image, you may be able to get it looking decent, but it will take a hefty movement on the exposure slider in ACR.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:38 AM   #4
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Giving this a shot. I brightened the whole photo a full stop and then selectively brightened the sky another quarter of a stop. I'll see how it goes.
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I believe this is how it looked in reality----and I like it. If you lightened it to gain their acceptance, it would ruin the effect of the mist and low light.

Just my opinion, of course.
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The sky went a bit pinkish on you, and in general it doesn't look good, hard to put a finger on it. I messed with it a bit and had no ideas, it doesn't seem to do well brighter, to my eye. If RP doesn't want a shot with the original level of light, then personal collection.
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Had a go in pse7 in levels layer adjusted output [bottom black slider] to 20, then +5 brightness and +5 contrast, sharpened usm 80/.5/0 and noticed dust spots in sky over loco.

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Had a go in pse7 in levels layer adjusted output [bottom black slider] to 20, then +5 brightness and +5 contrast, sharpened usm 80/.5/0 and noticed dust spots in sky over loco.
Overall looks better, but one suggestion when brightening an image with strong headlights...mask out the headlights to the original brightness. If you compare the two images, the diameter of the light beam has increased and looks a bit too strong.
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Great tip I hadn't even thought about it.
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Those are bizzare semaphores. I have never seen one where a clear indication has the blade at that angle. At least one that's not a train order signal.
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Those are bizzare semaphores. I have never seen one where a clear indication has the blade at that angle. At least one that's not a train order signal.
You've never heard of SP's lower-quadrant blades?

http://www.railfan.com/photoline/photoline_aug2011.php
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You've never heard of SP's lower-quadrant blades?

http://www.railfan.com/photoline/photoline_aug2011.php
No, i'm no from that part of the world.
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