Old 05-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Appreciate any suggestions on this one.

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Probably too much contrast. But that blown out white signal box right in the middle is doing you no favors. The side of the freight house by the lamp is blown out also. Can you recover either of those?

Interesting shot from perhaps my favorite RR spot.
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I would have to agree with Janusz on this one. But, if the photo nazi's don't approve, keep it. This is a really nice picture.
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Thanks guys, I have color version as well. I know it needs leveled a bit. Think the same goes for that as well?
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Well I finally got the contrast correct, now the cropping?

Any ideas? I wanted the CSX on the shed to show to give credit where it's due rather than cut it off.
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I'd say take some off of the top and right (not all of the way to the CSX logo, but close). That should do it. I really like it, although I prefer the color version.
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Well I finally got the contrast correct, now the cropping?

Any ideas? I wanted the CSX on the shed to show to give credit where it's due rather than cut it off.
Yup, top and right. Or rather, top and whatever else makes it work. The main issue is that most of the compositional action is in the bottom half.
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I'd say take some off of the top and right (not all of the way to the CSX logo, but close). That should do it. I really like it, although I prefer the color version.
Something like this?

I would have gone for the color version if the train had come about 10 minutes prior but it was only going 25 mph and I had lost most of the light.
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I liked the color version much better. I knocked down the saturation in that horrid yellow light on the building, though. Here's my version:

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I like the color a little better also, and I like what Ron did with the yellow, but I prefer the darker versions I see in the BW to the color. So here is my take, shift the tones down with the middle slider in levels and knock down the signal box a bit further.

Interesting that the color versions don't have light bleed around the lamps that the BW does.

EDIT: hmm, it doesn't look much darker than Ron's version here. For some reason it looks darker in PSE9. I'm done messing with it, though.
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Alright well the b/w got nixed for noise now... I'll try the color. Thanks for the input guys
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