Old 09-03-2010, 06:16 AM   #1
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Both rejected for color or saturation. I'm sure it's wrong and every time I adjust it it still doesn't look quite right, but I can't figure out what it is.

Reject 1 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=703504153
Reject 2 - http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=851001&key=0

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Old 09-03-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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Might want to go back and check those reporting marks. The colors are closer in the second shot, so whatever you did out of the first one, do it again, only a little more. Looks like it might be a tad over exposed which could be causing the color issues. Did you shoot RAW?
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:36 AM   #3
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I always forget that "T" since BNSF, UP, NS, most others reporting marks are their acronym...

Anyways I'll keep working on the color, but I've never shot in RAW before and it hasn't been a problem. I shot this through glass which I'm guessing could lead to the problem.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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Got it. Thanks Joe. I hate having just those tiny tweaks to make to get it on. To me it doesn't look any better or worse, just different. But I trust the screeners that it's better.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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I think Joe nailed it, To light kills color. Try darkening highlights but colors will look better letting shadows go dark?
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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Hi Cory,

Does the editing program that you are using have a histogram? If so, take a look. It shows a fair amount of clipping on both ends....meaning that the image has areas that are overexposed and underexposed. If you are working with a raw image, you could recover some of the highlights and lighten up the shadowed areas a bit. The lighting you have here is the kind of situation in which a raw image has definite advantages over a JPEG.

With respect to the rejection for color, I think that overexposure is contributing to the washing out of the colors in this situation.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:14 PM   #7
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Oversaturated in the BLUE range
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Railroad tracks aren't orange, faded red isn't nice and red, and csx blue isn't nuclear. Both images are over saturated.
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Shame the best lighting for that shot is in the wintertime, when the depot isn't open.

The second one is close, but I agree with Travis and Troy. I see over saturation in the blue, and red's. I'm quite familiar with Thurmond, and that blade hasn't been that red since the 50's . I'd fiddle with the color channels some.

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