Old 10-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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i freely admit i've always had issues getting colors correct, its something I always need suggesitons and practice with. that beings said, what do you think should be done to this photo to improve the colors?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...14&key=4487771

and this one I know needs some color work too, even though it was rejected for cropping

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...22&key=3764579
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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Love your Milledgeville shot. Here's my take on it with a similar beat up war bonnet:

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Old 10-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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The branch in the second one bothered me, so I just cropped it out. Not saying it's the "right" crop but at least the branch is gone. Also added a touch more saturation on the loco, and an additional touch more overall, just 'cuz I like a bit of candy every now and then!

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Don't know if this will be helpful or not...

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first one is too yellowy. try temperature slider or yellow channel.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Consider:
- in what world is a sky beige-ish brown like that? late day sun but nonetheless the sky seems completely whack
- what type of agricultural crop goes toward the magenta side of brown?
- does this line use reddish pink ballast?

at the very least, lower saturation

yes, the branch had to go
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Janusz is right. Try pulling the hue slider towards the green side.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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Consider:
- in what world is a sky beige-ish brown like that? late day sun but nonetheless the sky seems completely whack
- what type of agricultural crop goes toward the magenta side of brown?
- does this line use reddish pink ballast?
- It is harvest season, there's probably lots of dust in the air.
- Can't answer for that one, but I did some sampling and the brown looked alright to me...
- BNSF's "pink lady" ballast, which comes from a quarry in Arizona, I believe and is distinctly reddish-pink (somebody correct me if I'm wrong.)

FWIW, I like what Wayne has done with the shot.

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BNSF's "pink lady" ballast, which comes from a quarry in Arizona, I believe and is distinctly reddish-pink.
The ballast from New Berry Springs California is also pink, or red.

It is quarried from a volcanic cinder cone and has the consistency of iron slag.

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In this photo you can see where some ballast brought in by truck from a contractor has been dropped on the New Berry Springs stuff.

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- in what world is a sky beige-ish brown like that? late day sun but nonetheless the sky seems completely whack
I don't find the color of the sky odd at all. I see hues like that all the time. Must be a midwest thing.
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