Old 11-30-2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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Rejected for being cloudy... well, yes, but it's also foggy and with snow on the ground, so I thought that would add extra merit to the shot?

I also did some B&W edits of this shot, but I haven't submitted them yet.
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Maybe one of these might stand a better chance?
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:09 PM   #2
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I may see them making it if the snow was still falling. Also, are these converted to B&W or is the color just muted due to the fog? Either way, I don't see it making RP

I've been wrong before though
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J, can you up the contrast a bit? I suspect they are too soft, but it might be worth a little more playing around with your photo processor.
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I may see them making it if the snow was still falling. Also, are these converted to B&W or is the color just muted due to the fog? Either way, I don't see it making RP

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The two B&W edits were done in Photoshop.
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J, can you up the contrast a bit? I suspect they are too soft, but it might be worth a little more playing around with your photo processor.
The submission had its color enhanced a bit from the original photo, since the colors were muted as-is. I knew this one would be hard to work with.
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Old 12-01-2020, 04:18 AM   #5
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I think it needs to be in color. I basically fiddled with gamma, saturation and color balance 'til I liked what I saw. Good enough for me to save, anyway! Two versions, lighter and a bit darkerL
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I agree with keeping it in color.
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Old 12-02-2020, 10:37 PM   #7
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Cloudy? On a foggy day - that's crazy. Maybe you can wait and reshoot on a sunny foggy day?

Rejections as such can be quite frustrating!

I would side with Miningcamper on his thoughts - a more accurate rejection might have been "low /poor contrast". Then again, that is typically what you get shooting through dense fog. I like the shot - I'd go the route of Miningcamper, but perhaps cut and paste a copy and then blend accordingly. Or selectively, to suit what your eyes saw with the apparent obligatory tweak to make it perhaps more aesthetically appealing.

Fog shots can be tricky - I put together an album on RP for reference:

https://www.railpictures.net/album/465/

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Good album, Mitch. Well worth a bookmark!
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Cloudy? On a foggy day - that's crazy. Maybe you can wait and reshoot on a sunny foggy day?

Rejections as such can be quite frustrating!

I would side with Miningcamper on his thoughts - a more accurate rejection might have been "low /poor contrast". Then again, that is typically what you get shooting through dense fog. I like the shot - I'd go the route of Miningcamper, but perhaps cut and paste a copy and then blend accordingly. Or selectively, to suit what your eyes saw with the apparent obligatory tweak to make it perhaps more aesthetically appealing.

Fog shots can be tricky - I put together an album on RP for reference:

https://www.railpictures.net/album/465/

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Nice album to put together.

First thing I thought was to recrop to 1200 x 800 instead of 900 or even a little less, and that is reinforced looking at the album. too much grey sky??
If the original had more width, I recrop with more horizontal.

Album aside looking at daily fare, fog shots are not that common, either not submitted or members found out they are a harder take.

There is a little something going on with headlights???, I still like the shots, the way the train fades into background.

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...and you passed by one of mine, smile, not a lot of views anyway

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I faved it, but one question- why not delete the litter??? It just takes a few seconds!
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I faved it, but one question- why not delete the litter??? It just takes a few seconds!
Yeah, perfect candidates for content aware.
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