Old 11-07-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Bad Color on sunset shots.

Both of these were taken around sunset, and both rejected for Bad Color: Not enough color depth or too much color saturation. Any suggestions?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=182773
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=182777
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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The first one looks ok to me except for maybe a slightly tilted horizon and some motion blur.

The second one appears to be heavely filtered with some sort of noise reduction software.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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On the first, the colors look a little flat. Looks like the sun was behind some high clouds or something. Try increasing the saturation (along with the aforementioned rotation) and see what you come up with.

On the second, it looks flat as well. As Eric said, it looks heavily filtered. Increasing the saturation would probably screw this photo up severely. You may have to start back from the beginning and try again to see what you come up with.

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Old 11-08-2005, 03:14 AM   #4
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Not sure, but if you have a feature on your image editor to "warmify or cool" the image colors, that could help.

In this case, I think you might want to "cool off" the colors a bit, that should help bring down the harsh yellow glare from the sun.

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Old 11-08-2005, 11:58 PM   #5
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Looks like too much color saturation. Reduce the saturation about 7% or so, see what that looks like.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:44 AM   #6
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I think in the first shot you should adjust the levels a bit (Add more blue and a bit more green). In the second, the engine appears flat. Maybe add a bit more contrast to it. Also, it looks soft.
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