Old 04-30-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Hi all, need some help with this one.

First it got underexposed, so I lighten it a bit, now it got bad contrast:

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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Needs more contrast. Was the train shaded by the clouds? Everything looks shaded, but I see blue sky up there.
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Yes, it sure is a cloudy scene, but a very nice shot regardless. Maybe, a look like this may help.


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Here is my quick attempt, although it looks more like an oil painting than a photograph

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
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I increased the contrast a bit and it got underexposed again:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=283646595

Perhaps time to let it go now.
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Go back on a sunny day. Neat location.
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The histogram showed that it was overexposed. Decrease exposure or increase gamma to bring that in line. It still is a neat shot and I still think it has a good chance of getting in.

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I decided to give it a last try by deselecting the sky and change the levels for the rest of the pic, but now it got bad cropping:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=927566&key=0

A bit to much foreground?
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little off the bottom. little off the top. make the dimensions 3X5. they don't like oddball dimensions.
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little off the bottom. little off the top. make the dimensions 3X5. they don't like oddball dimensions.
Actually, they don't mind "oddball" dimensions at all, as long as, generally speaking in my observation, they are between 2:3 and 4:5, vertical or horizontal. This shot at 1024x711, certainly fits. If anything, 3:5 is wider than 2:3 and would tend to do poorly here. Maybe you meant 3.5x5?

I agree about a "little off the bottom."
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I guess my point was the photo needs to be cropped, but don't go wider than 3X5.

I don't see that many 4X5, but hey, you've been around a lot longer than I have.
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My thoughts were that there is too much sky. It makes up nearly half the photo.

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I don't see that many 4X5, but hey, you've been around a lot longer than I have.
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Heres my go at it although I think Chris nailed it, too bad about the clouds love the mountains.

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Got the bad cropping fixed but now they gave it horizon unlevel:

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Yep, it needs CW rotation.

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I don't see that many 4X5, but hey, you've been around a lot longer than I have.
I have quite a few 4x5 images on RP, both in vertical and horizontal formats. So they DO accept them.
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