Old 03-30-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Question Soft/undersharpened help needed

This was hit. Should I selectively sharpen the lead engine only? The amount of snow seems to make everything soft.

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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looks like the whole scene could use a little bit of USM.

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Old 03-30-2014, 11:01 PM   #3
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looks like the whole scene could use a little bit of USM.

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Well that's fixed. Now it is bad color. What tweaks would you folks recommend for this?

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There's a slight tinge of purple in the scene. Maybe warm the color temp up a few degrees, or slightly boost the red channel, and reduce the blue channel.

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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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I haven't posted regularly here in a few years so I guess a couple screw ups were inevitable, given the luck I always seem to have.

As for the shot this thread actually is about, to my eyes it's easily good enough to be acceptable as is. Would be shocked if it didn't get on eventually.
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What Loyd said.

In general, if I am processing a snow scene, I try to remember to take a look at either Remove Color Cast, clicking the dropper on an area of snow, or I try Color Autocorrect. Snow should be white in most cases.
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Thanks fellas. I will give it a go with some color correction and try again.
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Applied a color filter and that was the trick!

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Thanks for the guidance!

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atta boy.

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I was going to suggest giving the scene a distinct blue cast so it looks like it was shot through a bus window.

Seems stuff like that is in vogue nowadays.
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I was going to suggest giving the scene a distinct blue cast so it looks like it was shot through a bus window.
Great analogy...gotta remember that one.
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Applied a color filter and that was the trick!

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Thanks for the guidance!

Still not working. Here it is:

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Well I am on a hot streak with the screeners! Since this shot I have gone 4 for 4 on submissions and my pan shot at Strasburg made it after an appeal too! Maybe I should go play the lottery.
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Well I am on a hot streak with the screeners! Since this shot I have gone 4 for 4 on submissions and my pan shot at Strasburg made it after an appeal too! Maybe I should go play the lottery.
And then you were corrected, thanked people for the correction, but didn't actually change your remarks to incorporate the correction.

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And, to boot, you copied my shot!

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Well, OK, not at all, but I found the similar position of the tank car rather striking.

PS: how does the thumbnail on my shot work but not on yours?
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And then you were corrected, thanked people for the correction, but didn't actually change your remarks to incorporate the correction.
Thanks J! I was to giddy to notice and thanks for the comment on my Sandpatch shot

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