Old 03-28-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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This shot has me only adding to the reject pile. It has been rejected for bad color a couple times and I don't know which way to go with it. I've added/subtracted saturation, contrast, dark, light, etc. to it and it still doesn't make it. I'm asking for the help of others. Please. While it's not the greatest BNSF shot ever, it's bugging me what I am missing.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=375041028

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Old 03-28-2010, 01:57 PM   #2
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Its the time of year I think, trees without leaves gets me all the time for bad color. Looks like the WB is off for the time of day and it's light to me and if you darken it think it will get in.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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Nice composition and scene, Missabefan. A little tweaking of the color should help this one get accepted. Not sure which way to go with it, but I certainly would make an attempt if I were you.

Not that my reply helped much, but it was more or less to let you know that it's a good pic and with a little adjusting deserves to be in.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:12 PM   #4
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i agree with Jim nice photo, i would just pump up the saturation a bit.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:09 PM   #5
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Group,

Well four rejects later, three for Bad Color and now this latest one

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=385443176

where all I really did was make it a tad darker than the third reject, I will give up on it.
It's just not worth it to try again and the reject bin is pretty full.

Thanks for the nice comments and suggestions in my quest to get this shot accepted.

There will be another train to shoot on another day.

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Old 03-29-2010, 12:31 AM   #6
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Hmmm....put this one away for a week and start over with the original file. The lighting couldn't be any better for this one, and the composition and cropping aren't the issue. There must be something odd you're doing with the processing. Put it away, process a few more pics and then come back to it. Or...you could send the original to a few of us here to give it a shot.
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Is it just me, or are some of the GEVO's looking faded already? I just saw a pair this evening that looked very light/yellowish versus orange.
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I don't know the true colour of the equipment over there but had an in experienced go anyway,upped saturation,adjusted black slider [was clipped], brightness down slightly,contrast up slightly,it looks a bit oversharp on my HD monitor now but i did not sharpen it.Mark.

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Its not bad color, maybe try darkening just a bit, as it seems a tad overexposed.
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Looks oversharpened to me.

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I would think all it would take would be to bump the contrast down a lil... but I guess you did that already... hmm.

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Take a look at this... I totally thought it was going to get in.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1095984122

What on earth is bad color about this shot? Here's another photo that was ACCEPTED from the same place that's WAY overexposed and the colors are really exaggerated:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...d=45525&nseq=9
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Take a look at this... I totally thought it was going to get in.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1095984122

What on earth is bad color about this shot? Here's another photo that was ACCEPTED from the same place that's WAY overexposed and the colors are really exaggerated:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...d=45525&nseq=9
I guess you overlooked this little tidbit:

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This photo has been viewed 578 unique times since being added to the database on January 09, 2004.
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Jesse,
The accepted shot was accepted over 6 years ago. A lot has changed with RP in that time. That aside, I don't see how that is relevant.
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Good work,nice shot.



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Old 03-31-2010, 01:36 AM   #16
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Yes I see that it indeed made it in. Thanks to all who gave a suggestion and/or comment.
Much appreciated.


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