Old 03-11-2009, 11:45 PM   #1
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Contrast is not one of my strong points, this was long before I started processing in RAW. Do I need to add more contrast or does it need to be lightened?

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Old 03-12-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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Wayne,

Those shots are tough. It looks like too much shadow/highlight was used to try and save a blown out sky. I hate to say this, but I think they're best saved for your personal collection.

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Not to sound like Jim here, but the first thing that jumped out at me wasn't the contrast, but rather the fact that the photo is leaning noticeably to the right. I'd make a slight CCW rotation to fix that. As for the contrast, it looks a little too "strong" for my eyes. I'd ease off on the contrast a little and try to fix the blown out sky.
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I would also crop out some of the top, so the train isn't centered and you lose the blown out sky.
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Thanks guys, I lightened the contrast and got rid of the blown out sky as best I could and it got in.

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Nice job, Wayne. Guess I was wrong about that. Glad it made it in.

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Nice job, Wayne. Guess I was wrong about that. Glad it made it in.

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Thanks Chris, you were right in one edit I did try to save the blown out sky with Shadow/Highlights.
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