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Michael Link 04-02-2013 02:26 AM

Rejected Photo Bad Color
Whats the deal? Its black and white.

Joe the Photog 04-02-2013 02:30 AM

Looks like you used a green filter on the shot, either on the lens or in post processing. It's also leaning CW, you got the number wrong and forgot to include the reporting marks.

Michael Link 04-02-2013 02:33 AM

I also thought it was leaning slightly, also I don't know the reporting marks of this train. Thanks for the number too can't believe I missed that. I did put a green filter on it. Post Processing.

JRMDC 04-02-2013 02:40 AM

It's not a very interesting BW, it looks grayscale, and in general poorly done. First of all, BW is generally not successful without some B. You need black, you don't have it. You need W also, white. Second, BW is about contrast, and what you have is a train and a surprisingly monotonal surrounding. If you can't do something - remix - to get the background have some tonal variety, crop it down so the background is reduced as a share of the frame.

Not a fan, sorry to be harsh, but I have nothing positive to say about this one. Yes, also unlevel, as Joe said.

nikos1 04-02-2013 02:44 AM

Great power but poor choice of location and bad processing. You should have found somewhere with light on the nose. If not opted for a more side on angle to demphasize the dark nose. The green b&w conversion is awful, black and white is supposed to be just that, no color. As J said it does not make a particularly interesting black and white shot even if done right.

nikos1 04-02-2013 02:50 AM

This is about the best it will get and it still wont get on

Joe the Photog 04-02-2013 02:57 AM

I could possibly see it getting on if the OP can start with the original and go from there. Lose the green filter, work on the contrast and use the shadow and highlight tool to open up that nose. It's a long shot, but it's possible.

JimThias 04-02-2013 03:14 AM


Originally Posted by Michael Link (Post 165189)
Whats the deal? Its black and white.


Originally Posted by Michael Link (Post 165192)
I did put a green filter on it. Post Processing.

Wait, is it black and white or is it black, green and white?


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