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Old 07-05-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
ddavies
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Look at your images before you bother to submit, please. Any time I have a back-side lit (sun lights the side, but not the nose), I very carefully select the nose of the engine and increase the brightness and contrast (just a little ~10-20). This is the same as dodging a print in the darkroom.

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Look at the fifth picture down. It is very backlit, but with proper exposure on the nose, it has been improved to where you might not even notice, if I didn't tell you.

And while you are at it correcting the nose exposure, you can crop out some of the grass at the bottom. Extra sky does not bother anywhere near as much as wasted room below the train - notice how all of my images are cropped very close to the train.
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