Old 09-12-2009, 01:46 PM   #1
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Hello,
I got stuck at this pic, and have no idea how to improve it to fit within the requirements.

My first attemp was:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=132126398

Then the second:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1245368692

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Old 09-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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Jozsef, this looks like a simple white balance issue, as I'm seeing a yellowish green hue overall. Even if you fix it though, it's a pretty bad shot, quality wise. It's VERY noisy and it looks like it was taken with a camera phone! Very poor quality, it also looks like it's leaning to the left

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #3
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You sure don't sugar coat anything do ya, Ben?! Heh..

I have to agree with Ben on this one though. Save it for the personal collection. I see a lot of distractions in the image that have my eyes going all over the place.

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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I've started again from the original image based on your hints, and I think the result came out much better, but I'll keep it in my own gallery.



Ben, quality issues with that camera was the reason what kept me away from photographing for 2-3 years, until I was able to get good equipment, the sad part is that camera costed back in 2003 like an entry level dslr nowadays.

Thank you for your help.

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Old 09-13-2009, 02:16 PM   #5
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I think that it has a chance but it's still a long way to go.
1) I guess the reject is for strong yelow color cast by sodium lamps. You should correct it somewhat so that grass looks more green than yellow without introducing another color casts (green, red or purple)
2) your cropping is too loose. You wanted to emphasize the action but all the surroundings (half-lit crane - ain't it EDK 300?, dim catenary support, empty grass foreground, cars to the right) actually take attention from it. Use some tighter crops. I've done two examples and I like more the one that keeps whole crane arm.
3) sky got way too noisy when I tried to do anything with the colours. If it was my picture, I'd selectively denoise it before doing anything else.

Good luck and link it here if it gets in!
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