Old 12-31-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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I've never had an opportunity to shoot during a snow storm before, but Wednesday in Flagstaff it was a 2 ft blizzard so I had a chance to shoot waiting for the train.

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The picture actually does look a lot like what it looked at the time. I was thinking going up half an exposure in the RAW to get more light.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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Snow is white and Thats why it got the boot, I shoot snow about 1 to 1.3 + over what the camera wants. Thats a good starting point. I would lighten it up till some of the snow is white.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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Okie, I will resubmit and see. I think it would be awesome if my first snow pic got in.
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I don't see why it won't get in if you lighten it.

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Nice one, wish I had been there with you!
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Definitely lighten and resubmit as the others have said. Also you could probably do some color correction as the whole image looks "blue" to me.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:07 AM   #6
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I lightened it a whole EV step and still got under exposed.

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Needs some pure white in it SOMEWHERE.
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I lightened it a whole EV step and still got under exposed.

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Gotta lighten like we said to white. Mine looked grey like yours did. Looked weird cranked up so much to me. But then again, it got on.
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Greg... just curious, knowing how fast they go through there, and how cold it can be, and how the wind is also killer... were you as miserable as a human being could be when you took that shot?

Anyway, take the guy's advice and lighten it until there is white.
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Greg... just curious, knowing how fast they go through there, and how cold it can be, and how the wind is also killer... were you as miserable as a human being could be when you took that shot?

Anyway, take the guy's advice and lighten it until there is white.
Actually I wasn't to bad off, even though the horns don't blow, the crossing bells ring so I was able to shelter myself from the wind and snow, plus I am a very warm blooded person so cold temps phase me less.

But when the train blew by, it was a bit chilly and all the snow that gets kicked up.

I think though, I was soo happy that I had a chance to get a solid RP candidate shot, I forgot about everything. (The previous two days I was with my friend sight seeing or it was cloudy.)

I got the snow whitened, but they got me for sharpness. That should be an easy fix.

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I looked at the letter boards they looked ok to me.

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Probably too much on the black slider in levels pse7 but the white side is clipping in histogram + slight usm 20%.

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Probably too much on the black slider in levels pse7 but the white side is clipping in histogram + slight usm 20%.
Not bad from down under LOL, Black is a pain in snow all most have to do some shadow lighting to give it some life the add contrast to get it back to a more normal look!
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I got the snow whitened, but they got me for sharpness. That should be an easy fix.



I looked at the letter boards they looked ok to me.
Still needs work, Contrast, sharping.
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Not bad from down under LOL
I can remember snow falling and staying on the ground here about 10 times in my 58 years, one time we even had school cancelled for two days.
Working from histogram helps.
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Agreed congrats worth the effort.
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You guys beat me too it. Thank you to everyone. I like shooting in snow, it's just a lot of photo-shopping.
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Hey, does anyone notice how different that looks from last weeks bullshit?

Check out the glare on the snow by the ditch lights.

That is hard to fake.

P.S. - I can't believe "I" missed out on that thread.
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Hey, does anyone notice how different that looks from last weeks bullshit?

Check out the glare on the snow by the ditch lights.

That is hard to fake.

P.S. - I can't believe "I" missed out on that thread.
Now that you mention it, some comments from you would have been pretty entertaining in that thread.
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Now that you mention it, some comments from you would have been pretty entertaining in that thread.
That thread was as the kids say "off the hook."

I don't know why I missed it.

Perhaps it was because my son was home from school the last two weeks and I was goofing around with him.

I especially liked the ObsCar parallel.
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That thread was as the kids say "off the hook."
Like 10 years ago maybe...
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Like 10 years ago maybe...
So that would make you like 6?
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