Old 06-16-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hi Team,

This picture has been rejected yesterday and today with the reason "overexposed".

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I have mentioned to the Screener that the glint on the bunker is due to the fact that the loco has been freshly painted and that it was perfectly clean. The rest of the picture does not seem to be overexposed. Your input and opinion will, as usual, be highly appreciated.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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That glare certainly isnt helping you and you cant fix that in post...
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Great shot of a narrow gauge Beyer Garratt. If you've taken the photo in RAW, you should be able to adjust the exposure manually. I would take it back about -0.75.
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Great shot of a narrow gauge Beyer Garratt. If you've taken the photo in RAW, you should be able to adjust the exposure manually. I would take it back about -0.75.
Michael,

This is a scan, so there is certainly not much I can do to save this one. However, I will scan it again and try to avoid to have the glint on the loco.

Thanks to all for your input.
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Daniel, if this image means a lot to you, then it might be worth it to fix the glare in photoshop. It's really quite easy to do if you're savvy with the clone tool.
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Daniel, if this image means a lot to you, then it might be worth it to fix the glare in photoshop. It's really quite easy to do if you're savvy with the clone tool.
Jim,

That's a good idea! I will try this. Thanks,

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Daniel, if this image means a lot to you, then it might be worth it to fix the glare in photoshop. It's really quite easy to do if you're savvy with the clone tool.
Thanks Jim !!

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you could have done a better job... you lost some detail there
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haha...looks like you use more than the clone tool...maybe a can of spray paint?

I suppose if I hadn't seen the before image, it might not look as odd to me. Regardless, it looks better "painted" than with all that glare.
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I'm surprised you even mentioned using the clone tool to him, its effective for glare, but there was SO MUCH on that shot, I would not even have attempted it. Its pretty badly executed too.
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Daniel,

in answer to the ID question in your caption, it's probably Randfontein Estates Gold Mines R10. REGM had several Garratts, most painted red but R9 and R10 were blue in the specified time frame, with R9 being a bit darker than R10.

It's probably on a test run, as in service it had striped driver tyres and gold pinstriping on the bunkers.
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Daniel,

in answer to the ID question in your caption, it's probably Randfontein Estates Gold Mines R10. REGM had several Garratts, most painted red but R9 and R10 were blue in the specified time frame, with R9 being a bit darker than R10.

It's probably on a test run, as in service it had striped driver tyres and gold pinstriping on the bunkers.
Many thanks John!

In the meantime, I have received another mail from a South African enthusiast confirming what you are saying.

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I'm surprised you even mentioned using the clone tool to him, its effective for glare, but there was SO MUCH on that shot, I would not even have attempted it. Its pretty badly executed too.
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I'm surprised you even mentioned using the clone tool to him, its effective for glare, but there was SO MUCH on that shot, I would not even have attempted it. Its pretty badly executed too.
Well, I mentioned it with the idea of using it conservatively to tone down the glare, not completely paint over it. I probably would have set the opacity at 25% to start and go from there. As the glare was reduced, it may have looked more acceptable (instead of completely removing it).
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That is one thing that really bugs me about RP, they ask for perfection beyond reality. The original image had more character with the glare, and the detail of the dented metal. The loco in the touch-up is no longer the real deal. I would rather see what the loco really looks like, not what RP wants it to look like.
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