Old 03-06-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi, all,

Certainly not a great shot, and it may never make RP standards. But to improve my understanding I wonder if you think this has too little or too much contrast. (I'm thinking too little since the train doesn't stand out well, but wonder if my thinking is right. And yes, I see that contrast is only one problem I have here.)

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...47&key=9624296
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Too little.

A valuable tool for something like this is to look at the histogram of the image, in whatever software you use to process it.
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Thanks, JR. Yes, the histogram on PSE 12 shows all colors jammed up near the center. That basically what you mean?
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More contrast, play with the levels a little too, looks slightly overexposed.

Then, wait for it...

It may get rejected for bad angle, just because
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Thanks, Troy. Yeah, angle, undersharp, blurry ... anything is possible here.
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Yes, jammed in the middle means poor contrast. The "contract" being referred to is between darks and lights. The histograph shows that graphically, so having it bunched up in center means darks aren't sufficiently darker than the lights, so increase contrast.
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