Old 12-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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I'm confused... the histogram looks ok -- the blacks are beginning to clip...

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Nice shot. If I had to guess, they're saying too much. The sky is really, really white, which makes sense because it's snowing but it almost looks blown out instead of snowy.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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The side of the engines are way too dark. Some of that is from too much contrast, I'd say, but the shot looks a tad underexposed, other than the sky which is blown out. It's probably due in part to shooting a dark subject against the light background. When you get it fixed, it should be a killer shot.
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This is what I came up with. I lessened the contrast and went up on the levels a little bit. I think it gives it more of "snowy" look.

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:04 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!

My upload limit went from 10 to 2 today. Sweet -- Merry Christmas to me!

Will try again tomorrow. Maybe.
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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Still no luck.

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Old 12-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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How about a little more contrast, make it a little brighter, add some saturation and then make it a little less "warm" meaning add some blue to get the sky and ground snow less of a reddish tint.
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Time to let this one go.
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I cranked the brightness so the snow is white not grey. Might be worth a try, the only thing they can do now is ban you.
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That's bad for RP. The database is missing out on a nice picture.
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I wouldn't be so quick to let it go. Your last submission was still heavy on the contrast. The happy ground should be somewhere between that and what Nikos came up with.
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