Old 03-28-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Bad Colour Question.

I'm guessing too much saturation,although it looks fine to me -

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Old 03-28-2014, 05:18 PM   #2
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for a shot from 1969.. tell them to kiss your ass.

Looks pretty darned good to me.

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Old 03-28-2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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Is the locomotive green or BR blue?
If you can, you might tone down the skylights as the brightness distracts the eye from the subject.
Loyd's right, pretty good for '69.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #4
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Back off the green, the platform should be neutral gray. Auto color correct or remove color cast both work fine, one click.
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Unfairly to you, the current ToL24 is a shot of similar vintage, also 1 click away from being fine, and they chose to accept that one.

I think they could be harsher on this. I am glad the shot here was rejected - such an easy fix! - and wish the MS Repp shot had been sent back for its one additional click.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/475414

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Odd how long the site has gone without fixing the thumbnail display in the forums. Well, not odd at all, I suppose, typical level of customer response. Or has no one notified admin and no admin visits the forums?

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Odd how long the site has gone without fixing the thumbnail display in the forums. Well, not odd at all, I suppose, typical level of customer response. Or has no one notified admin and no admin visits the forums?
What are you talking about? The admins are very attentive and respond to emails frequently. They have told us as such...
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Oh, sorry Troy, it has been so long since they popped in to give us that message that I had forgotten all about it.
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So now it's bad cropping -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...74&key=7584288

I have a nasty feeling that this is going to take a while.
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Oh, sorry Troy, it has been so long since they popped in to give us that message that I had forgotten all about it.


yep!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:26 PM   #10
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... and now "underexposed" -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...77&key=9423908
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.. and back to "bad colour" -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...30&key=7964562

That's enough being messed about with.The sad thing is that when (if) accepted,it wont be any different to the ones I've sent in.
Being messed around like this is exactly what keeps people I know from posting images here.
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In my opinion, you are on right track while reducing yellow from earlier version. Just brighten the underexposed version and slightly add saturation. I worked on your first version. Reduced yellow saturation by 30 and (perhaps) red by about 20. Then increased brightness ans overall saturation a bit to come to the following.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:41 AM   #13
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I can't help but think if this was a photo of literally any American passenger train from the late 1960s, it would have been accepted immediately.
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Still "Bad Colour" -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...73&key=6806700

Am I missing something very obvious here ? I've had this image printed in various magazines and books,and not had any comments on the colour before - just what is it that they're seeing and I'm not (maybe other than the fact that it's a foreign loco).
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Still "Bad Colour" -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...73&key=6806700

Am I missing something very obvious here ?
There is a slight green tint to it for me. Maybe that is what they are seeing.
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Reduced the green level and we're back here again -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...14&key=5249997

I have absolutely no idea of what they think is wrong,but I can recognise a hopeless task when I see it.The word "tedious" doesn't even begin to describe all this.
Someone more cynical than myself might even think of letting go and re-submitting in a month or so.
Game over (for now).
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No sense in putting yourself through this with a shot that should have been accepted the first damn time.

Submit once, maybe correct once, then _____ them if it's not accepted. I could print a book of RP rejections that I refused to bend over for them on.. lol



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I can't help but think if this was a photo of literally any American passenger train from the late 1960s, it would have been accepted immediately.
I have to agree with you.
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Reduced the green level and we're back here again -

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...14&key=5249997
They should have hit you with unlevel, too. Seriously, why'd you rotate it CCW from the prior rejection that looked perfect? Oh, and you forgot to clone that thing out on the left that you cloned out in the prior rejection.

I don't see much difference with the color...still looks a tad bit too green.
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I must admit that I didn't do the last submission.Having been totally baffled by the numerous rejections,I let a friend of mine loose with it,hoping for something that I'd missed. Just goes to show - "if you want a job done well,do it yourself" !!
Anyways - given the amount of grief that this image has caused,and still being unable to figure out what it is that they want (despite asking advice on here and on several U.K. railway forums) - I think that I may have found a solution.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/curly42/13555407613/
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