Old 01-02-2011, 03:46 AM   #1
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Any tips on the contrast. Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:04 AM   #2
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Levels in pse7 working to histogram slight contrast 20% sharpen .6/30/0 usm.

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That's way too much, the sky looks very unnatural in your revision.
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Yes too much, how's this without the contrast, just levels and sharpening.

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Too much sharpening, you can see it in the sky
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I think Mark gives the OP a good starting point. However, I think the shot is unlevel a bit, I'm not a big fan of the composition and there is probably RP-defined foreground cluter in the shot.
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personally i think it looks good, but who am i to point that out, i've only got 1 pic on rp.net~!
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I like Mark's 2nd stab at it but would crop the bottom off halfway between the base of the station wall and where it is presently. I don't find the "foreground clutter" distracting in this shot (if it were a chain link fence, then yeah I probably would) and any sharpening issues in this downsized version might not present themselves much in the full 1024X683~ version.
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Upon review, it appears the engines are travelling away from you (no headlights). If so would you happen to have a later shot where there is less open space between them and the station/platform? Might help the composition a bit...
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Yes too much, how's this without the contrast, just levels and sharpening.
I like that edit. Contrast looks the most realistic.

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I like Mark's 2nd stab at it but would crop the bottom off halfway between the base of the station wall and where it is presently. I don't find the "foreground clutter" distracting in this shot (if it were a chain link fence, then yeah I probably would) and any sharpening issues in this downsized version might not present themselves much in the full 1024X683~ version.
Agreed. Way too much on the bottom. Surprised there was not a bad composition there. Also concur in that the foreground really isn't that distracting. The power is nice, too.

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Old 01-03-2011, 03:39 AM   #11
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All, thanks for the input. I decided to go back to the RAW file and start over. Let me know what you think.
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All, thanks for the input. I decided to go back to the RAW file and start over. Let me know what you think.
Now there's a red color cast to it.
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Dialed down the red.
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