Old 12-29-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Bad Color: Not enough color depth OR too much color saturation.

When I get a reject with the above reason, I never really know if the problem is linked to the color depth or to the color saturation. I would very much apprecaite if you guys could tell me, based on the attached picture, what the real problem is. Your guidance will, as usual, be very much appreciated.

PS: On my computer, the colors of this picyure do look very natural..(as far as I can remember from 1990)

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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I think it needs a little more color and maybe lay off the brightness just a tad.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #3
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Global adjustments won't do I think. As it is, the window frames are too bright and the sky a weird dark. You need to do selections to brighten the sky, darken the windows and brighten the green sides of the trams.

I find the color issues usually go away when the exposure is correct.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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Same problem and same question for this one.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1075656384

What has to be improved to make it acceptable? Color depth, saturation, both?

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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Again I think if the levels and contrast are right, most color issues go away. And I think that is the first thing to look at.

(Time passes and Dennis works the image)

Daniel, I open the image with the above link and it looks washed out. I download it, open in PS and it looks fine.

Thus I thinking this is a computer/internet/color/gamma issue. Along the lines of PC/Mac, or RGB or sRBG, Adobe 1998, etc.

I am using a Mac BTW.
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Many thanks for your efforts Dennis!

I will have another look at these pictures tomorrow and see what can be done to get them accepted. Now, it's almost time to go to bed on this side of the pond ...

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Old 12-29-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
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Same problem and same question for this one.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1075656384

What has to be improved to make it acceptable? Color depth, saturation, both?

Many thanks for your input,
Daniel
This is a MUCH more interesting scene and compostion than the first reject. Looks a bit too green to me. Also, it needs a little CCW rotation.
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Looks a bit too green to me.
Agreed. Both photos seem to have a bit of a green cast to them, the first more so than the second.

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Making adjustments to get the histogram to look okay, I ended up with this.

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And here we go. Congrats Daniel.

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Yep, but it was not easy !!

Many thanks to all for your help and guidance. I am sure the next "bad color" reject will come soon, so please be ready to help again

Happy New Year to all !!

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