Old 01-28-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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I have never taken night photos before, so I practised on some suburban EMUs in Melbourne. I submitted this one previously and it was rejected for 'Underexposed', so I adjusted the contrast a bit and it got the same rejection again. I edited this one in GIMP from the .jpg version of it but I also have it in RAW which I have not touched. Does anybody have any advice, would this be salvageable?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=263149081

I also had this daytime photo, taken in an enclosed station rejected for Bad Color. Would there be really anything I could do seeing as the yellow lighting probably effected it?
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I looked at your bad colour shot, problem here is artificial lighting and daylight, so select the area with the artificial light, feather the selection then adjust Hue and Saturation until it looks better. see attached screen shot.

Also looked at your night shot, looks a bit dark to me, (do you have a calibrated monitor screen ?) so lightened it using levels 1.27 mid slider., plus moved white end slider in to 25.

See next post for results from the night shot as I don't know how to attache two pictures.

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Here's the monochrome.

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My name is Oscar if you prefer calling me by a name.

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I looked at your bad colour shot, problem here is artificial lighting and daylight, so select the area with the artificial light, feather the selection then adjust Hue and Saturation until it looks better. see attached screen shot.
Thanks for that advice. I'll have to use Photoshop for this I assume.

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Also looked at your night shot, looks a bit dark to me, (do you have a calibrated monitor screen ?)
I'm just using my laptop at the moment (which I was using them to edit them too) so the LCD on that is probably not as good as the monitor on my main machine.
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Hi Oscar,

The 'bad colour' shot could be adjusted in most any image editor provided it allowed selection and adjustment of individual colours, such as PaintShop Pro.

The monochrome has only had levels adjusted, I think nearly all editors allow this.

Photoshop is the best though

I find laptop screens very difficult to edit on as the colours and brightness change depending on screen/eye angle. I prefer to use a CRT monitor, yes I know that's old fashioned

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Here's the monochrome.

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Alan, I like how that conversion looks, but I think it would pop even more in contrast if the white front of the train was a bit whiter.
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I think your right Jim, but I wondered if the front was yellow?


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Old 01-29-2008, 02:11 PM   #8
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Your right, the front is yellow! As can be seen in this previous rejection: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=435966522

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