Old 11-06-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Is this photo really that flat?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...46&key=7695305

The yellow rail and the red switch stand target look saturated enough and the engine is a dull flat brown which is correct.

If I were to turn up the saturation any more it would look like it was shot on Velvia film

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Old 11-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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If you can in your editor, reduce the blue channel and that should fix it.

Still a cool shot either way.

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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Really nice vintage SOO!

Reducing blue makes the sky ugly.

Funny the screeners aren't bothered by a particular photographer who submits radioactive color all the time
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Loyd - I did reduce the blue channel to about 68% and I think reducing it any more would make the sky ugly as MC1 said.

Oh well...so be it.

I've started a long term project in that I am scanning *every* slide I ever shot...and hopefully I'll live long enough to do so

So far I have all of 1964 done....and a lot more to do! I shot my first Kodachrome in April of 1964 and finally went digital 3 years ago. I have about 200,000 slides stashed away so it will take a while to scan and enhance them.

As I scan these slides I am trying to post the better ones. Maybe I'll actually join the 21st century and get a cell phone so I can have a Flickr account...they told me no cell phone, no Flickr.

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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Maybe I'll actually join the 21st century and get a cell phone so I can have a Flickr account...they told me no cell phone, no Flickr.
Why not get a low-bucks prepaid Tracfone?
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Who told you no cell phone, no flickr? If you have an internet connection - and obviously you do - what stops you from getting a flickr account? Is that some artificial restriction they introduced?
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No idea what correct is for that paint scheme, but here's a reduction in blue, with a small increase of red. I'm not seeing the sky issues (except for some noise which could be removed easily).



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Loyd, the blacks now look green. I think all they're asking is to juice it up a little.

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Thanks Loyd - but to my eyes it looks rather greenish, as Chris Z mentioned. I did increase the overall saturation a bit and re-submitted it. We'll see .

JRMDC - when I tried to sign up for a Flickr account it said a cell phone # is required...I entered my land line number and it said 'not a cell phone number'. I think this is so they can do a 'two-factor' log in. I don't know why they won't accept a land line, but then it is Yahoo...

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Loyd, the blacks now look green. I think all they're asking is to juice it up a little.

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Then the dirty blacks will bias towards purple. There's too much blue, and I'm not sure just juicing it will do it.

Wish I was around to shoot the good ol days of railroading, but I'm thankful I don't have to fight a battle on every shot to present them.. lol

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JRMDC - when I tried to sign up for a Flickr account it said a cell phone # is required...I entered my land line number and it said 'not a cell phone number'. I think this is so they can do a 'two-factor' log in. I don't know why they won't accept a land line, but then it is Yahoo...

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Thanks. I guess I got mine longer ago. Or, I don't remember putting in that number.
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I did re-submit the Soo Line photo with the saturation turned up and it was accepted. I guess I'll just have to increase the saturation on these older slides - they were all shot on Kodachrome II film which was less saturated than newer films. I guess people are more used to bright gaudy colors these days .

---> MC1 - I thought about a TracFone, but it is still another expense I just don't need right now! Money is tight so I need to save what I can.

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---> MC1 - I thought about a TracFone, but it is still another expense I just don't need right now! Money is tight so I need to save what I can.

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There must be some sort of workaround to this.

-Dump the landline? (I would dump Verizon in a nanosecond, but that's my @#$%ing slow ISP as well.)

-Use a relative's cell #?

-Get just one Tracfone card and leave it dormant after that?

Any ideas, Forum?
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