Old 05-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Bad Color - I love this picture

Any help would go a long way. I have posted this 3 times and still can't seem to get the color right.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:30 AM   #2
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Any help would go a long way. I have posted this 3 times and still can't seem to get the color right.
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Doesn't look that bad to me. The headlights and the distortions produced by the hot exhausts are a little distracting.

Maybe it's a little washed out, the shadows suggest it was the middle of the day with the sun overhead. Sometimes "bracket mode" helps with tough situations like this, maybe one of the darker ones would work best. I use bracket a lot when there is uneven lighting across the scene.

I like to use flash on things with interesting mechanical details down in the shadows, like in this case. Works on farm tractors too, I take quite a few of those. Of course like with lots of things it pays to practice first. I don't know how far back you are, but you need to be in close enough. This is another argument for something like the Canon 18-200 or the Tamron 18-270 both with image stabilization, both giving 75 degrees FOV, each about $600. There are cheaper versions of the Tamron at 18-200 and 18-250 without image stabilization.

In the paragraph above I am assuming that you are using a camera with APS C detector. Different lenses apply to cameras with full size detectors.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #3
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GIZMO is so pathetic, someone ban him!

JB, it is good forum practice to post a link to the rejection so we can see the photo exactly as seen by the screener and so we can see the exact rejection reason(s). Especially when there are multiple rejections, we can see all the different attempts, that helps to narrow things down.

Here, the red channel appears a bit too strong, the sky is not as blue as one might expect and the ballast looks a little reddish also. The shot might be a bit oversaturated also, and a bit more contrast. And CW rotation.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:49 AM   #5
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Thank you for the comments. I will give them a try. Troy, you really took the time to make that comment?
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Thank you for the comments. I will give them a try. Troy, you really took the time to make that comment?
I dont think he is referring to you.
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GIZMO is so pathetic, someone ban him!

JB, it is good forum practice to post a link to the rejection so we can see the photo exactly as seen by the screener and so we can see the exact rejection reason(s). Especially when there are multiple rejections, we can see all the different attempts, that helps to narrow things down.

Here, the red channel appears a bit too strong, the sky is not as blue as one might expect and the ballast looks a little reddish also. The shot might be a bit oversaturated also, and a bit more contrast. And CW rotation.
Is GIZMO spam? Seems like he has "An ad for everything".
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