Old 07-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hello all, got a bad color/ contrast.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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Too much saturation, if you have photoshop, go into hue/satuation, choose the blue and cyan channels and reduce saturation until it looks normal... totally fixable

Something like this:



In my edit believe it or not, I removed 100% of the blue channel and 15% of the cyan channel, try to selectively remove it from everywhere except the mountains
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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Maybe lighten the exposure a bit first, then adjust the saturation as Troy noted. Also, if you have an earlier frame with the power just a bit back use it and crop out those branches invading the upper right, they are unsettling to look at. God luck!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #4
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Maybe lighten the exposure a bit first, then adjust the saturation as Troy noted.
I think the exposure is fine

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Also, if you have an earlier frame with the power just a bit back use it and crop out those branches invading the upper right, they are unsettling to look at. God luck!
Or he can just fix it in post like the rest of us do.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:18 AM   #5
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I think the exposure is fine
Yeah, looked at it again and it may very well be. Perhaps it might just be that mass of dark water in front that gave me the impression it was underexposed.

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Or he can just fix it in post like the rest of us do.
Maybe, but they've already seen it. I know we've been through this discussion before ("photographer on the hill" post a while back, among others) but I still get the feeling they don't like it, so why take chances at getting their hackles raised unnecessarily. The version you attached looks a lot better.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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The image quality of the lead loco looks a big funky. A soft look to it but not necessarily blurry.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:42 AM   #7
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Original looks good too me, saturation looks good for a crystal clear day like that.
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Original looks good too me, saturation looks good for a crystal clear day like that.
The sky is glowing radioactive blue in the original.
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