Old 11-09-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:27 AM   #2
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Not quite sure what the focal point is here
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:33 AM   #3
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Not a fan of purposely making a present day shot look old..

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Old 11-09-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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oversharpened, look at the haloing around the poles! sky looks very poor
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:51 AM   #5
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That late 80's Grand Marquis just kills it for me
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:32 AM   #6
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My scanner sux. I'll review the settings on it and see if there's anything I can do.

Loyd - not trying to make it look old other than framing the streetcar, Rexall sign, and Grand Marquis.

This picture looks great on my slide projector - 5 feet wide!
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:17 PM   #7
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Needs CCW rotation and some contrast work. I'm not a huge fan of the placement of the street car, but if you can fix the IQ as well as the rotation, etc., it;'s probably a go.
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:49 PM   #8
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I do have some room to adjust the crop....maybe 10% all around.

It's really frustrating to see a razor sharp slide projected on a huge screen and I can't even get a 4X6 inch scan to look decent.

I'll play with it later tonight.
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I'm curious, is this straight off the scan, or did you do some work on it? Because the sharpening is not even close and I wonder whether you have a setting in the scanning software that you need to turn off, and control it yourself in post.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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Loyd - not trying to make it look old other than framing the streetcar, Rexall sign, and Grand Marquis.
It appeared that you did some photoshop work on the color cast, noise, etc to give it an older feel. My apologies. Work on the scanner settings lol

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No I had to do major sharpening in PSE just to get it to look reasonably sharp. Out of the scanner, it was totally blurry. Maybe the scanner is messed up I dunno. I will double check the settings. Maybe the film I used (Ektachrome VS) is particularly poor for scanning.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #12
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:31 AM   #13
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Color is kind of crappy on the bus/thing, also you have a cat support beam blocking the Rexall sign. I think it could be done better, can you re-shoot? Looks like a great "sunday morning" place
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Can you elaborate on the "crappy color?" Perhaps that could be fixed.

I honestly did not even see that support when I was taking the shot, but yes, that is unfortunate. There were cars buzzing by. Actually there was some jackass idling in a parking spot exactly where I had wanted to stand.

manual focus, 100mm fixed lens. one shot only.

I'm not the perfectionist type......I like to wander around and check out new places. someday I may head up there again for one reason or another. you can take the train from downtown Chicago all the way to Kenosha. hop on the streetcar, grab lunch, streetcar back to train, etc. It'd be an all day affair.
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The orange on that thing is all over the place, do you not see that?
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the sun is hitting the streetcar like dead-on from the side....I guess that's why it looks darker on the back. I dunno. How would I fix that?
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This was taken in Kenosha? I didn't know they were running street cars there. I live only twenty minutes away. Learn something new everyday or I don't get out enough.

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the sun is hitting the streetcar like dead-on from the side....I guess that's why it looks darker on the back. I dunno. How would I fix that?
A bit bright by just a bit, Take it down some and see if the colors work better for you.
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