Old 07-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Any ideas on how to fix this one if needed?

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Old 07-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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Maybe they are saying it is a poor channel mix, a poor choice of which colors to make brighter and which to make darker? It looks to me like not enough tonal variation for interesting BW, yet the contrast is fine. If they say bad contrast, another rejection reason that addresses the mix of black and white, then you change the contrast and it is worse.

PS: you seem to have had the sun and clouds lined up so the wrong parts of the scene are in light. Bummer! Maybe you can mess with the channel mix to improve on that.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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I think it looks OK as is. My guess is they just don't want it in B&W. B&W gets fewer clicks for whatever reason, so it has to be something really outstanding to get accepted. For shits and giggles I would adjust the B&W sliders to decrease the dynamic range in the photo. Most of the photo is midtones.
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Thanks for the input. I experimented around with both a colored version and a black and white version. Here's what I came up with:

P.S. I also included an closer up shot of the train.





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I like the color version as-is. Very nice, John!
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While i do like the B&W, the color is the winner!
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Out of the three shots attached, the middle one is the winner! Great shot.
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Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated.
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Image © John Crisanti
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Photograph © John Crisanti


Nice job not only getting the shot in, but getting it on the front page!
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Nice job not only getting the shot in, but getting it on the front page!
Thanks, Joe!
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Awesome photo. Looks so much better in color. It really emphasises the areas of light and shadow (which is supposed to be a B&W thing, isn't it?).
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Awesome photo. Looks so much better in color. It really emphasises the areas of light and shadow (which is supposed to be a B&W thing, isn't it?).
I think the BW is better, and I find it emphasizes more, because to my eye the color variation between ballast and foliage is too strong, it takes away from the light vs shadow. But tastes differ ...
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I like the adjusted B&W the best. Color really isn't essential to this scene. It distracts from the composition. But whatever...
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