Old 11-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Shot an FRA Geometry train yesterday. Sun was out (full dark shadow) but there was a marine layer over the mountains behind the train (in front of me) that took the color out of the sky (aka fog).

Also, the engine was quite faded.

Got two bad color rejections on it. (I think the first rejection is actually better color-wise - but thought I'd ask for help as sometimes you lose sight of these things.)

First rejection --

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...60&key=8766997

Second rejection --

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...06&key=7166399

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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The color of the giant white pole eye sore sticking out of the engine appears too warm. I suggest an increase in the blue channel.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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The cooler I go the more it looks from another planet though.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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The second one is better than the first, but it's still just a tad warm to me. Maybe a color temp adjustment during the raw conversion? ]

Or maybe you should nuke it with saturation. Also turn that pole into a tree, and make some nuclear fall foliage. That'll make it RP-able in a heartbeat.

I honestly don't see the small color issue worthy of a rejection.

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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The pole is the nature of living in an urban area, unfortunately. That spot is about the only open section there. There are poles between the photographer and the train if one walks north at all, cars to the south, and then about seven miles of eight foot tall fences after that.

I hear you - and in the old days might have cloned it out. These days I let what really is be - even though I know it's not-optimal.

I will try a tad bluer... and thank you for the help. Not that important a pic anyway... just fun to see the FRA cars.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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You were correct, Big Bass Loyd.

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[quote=Freericks;160928]You were correct, Big Bass Loyd.

Where is the fall foliage you were supposed to put in?

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You were correct, Big Bass Loyd.

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Glad you got it on.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #9
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You were correct, Big Bass Loyd.

Where is the fall foliage you were supposed to put in?

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Somewhere in Maine, I suppose.

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