Old 11-02-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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I was hoping to get some insight on the following rejection for color (hue):

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...58&key=8102496

I wanted to know whether this would be an issue with tinting in the photograph or the scene containing a reddish brown track bed and red trees with the fall colors. Is there a realistic adjustment that can be made to the photo, or is it a goner because of the composition of the scene?

I also had the same reason for rejection for an earlier shot where the foliage was a little greener: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...93&key=4124950

Any advice along those same lines with the second image?

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Old 11-02-2016, 12:39 PM   #2
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The nose of the locomotive looks very washed out in both photos. Are those noses that badly sun faded? That is what first catches my eye-- the nose on both appear overly bright and washed out. That could be what the screeners are seeing.
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Old 11-02-2016, 05:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for your take on it. The logos on the noses do have the washed out look due to sun fading. There is also a different finish on the front compared to the side which explains why it has that different appearance. For those with experience, would those points be worth raising an appeal?
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:54 PM   #4
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Sharpen some more and fix the bright spot IMO.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:51 PM   #5
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The first one looks overexposed to me (the whole image; not just the glare spot on the nose.) Otherwise, the colour looks OK to me for that time of day. Fixing the overexposure may fix the rejection.

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Old 11-02-2016, 11:09 PM   #6
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Appreciate the feedback and suggestions. I'll make some adjustments and try to resubmit one or both in the near future.
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Old 11-02-2016, 11:24 PM   #7
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For tricky light, I've started using an X-rite Color Checker Passport. It's a calibrated card that you photo in the same light as your subject. You use that photo either in CC or with it's supplied software to build a custom color profile that you can then apply to the shots you took at that location. It's very, very accurate. Agree with the advice above on your linked shot.

http://xritephoto.com/colorchecker-passport-photo


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Old 11-03-2016, 01:56 AM   #8
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Sharpen some more and fix the bright spot IMO.
Thank God! I thought my eyes were getting really bad - okay worse as they're already really bad....
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