Old 12-04-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
chuckman
Senior Member
 
chuckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 294
Default Underexposed help

Here it is! Not sure where to go from here...if it got any brighter I think the fog and the sky would be blown out as would be the parts of the signals in Silver.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=611341782

Any advice?

Charlie
__________________
"One thing you can surely depend on with crossing gates-you can't depend on them!" -Conrail Signal Maintainer

My photos on flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53728467@N08/
chuckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

There are ways to make parts of the image brighter without making other parts brighter. For the attached I went to Levels and shifted the middle slider a bit, which changes the middle of the tonality range, in this case a bit brighter, but not the top or bottom, not the whites or blacks.

I think it is fine either way, but if RP wants a change, then that is what has to be done for RP.

Nice shot, by the way!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 5764b.jpg (228.6 KB, 94 views)
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots

Last edited by JRMDC; 12-04-2011 at 01:48 PM.
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
Joe the Photog
Senior Member
 
Joe the Photog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 7,910
Default

I think the train itself is too dark. It's real close though. I would keep tweaking it a little.
__________________
Joe the Photog Dot Com
Joe the Photog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
Ron Flanary
Senior Member
 
Ron Flanary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Posts: 1,327
Default



I messed around with it and came up with this. I do like the image though...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg RFEdit.jpg (237.7 KB, 190 views)

Last edited by Ron Flanary; 12-04-2011 at 04:10 PM.
Ron Flanary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
chuckman
Senior Member
 
chuckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 294
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Flanary View Post


I messed around with it and came up with this. I do like the image though...
Thanks...it looks good and I'll work on it with your rendition in mind. I think part of the problem is that the screener doesn't realize how filthy the engine is...looks black in some parts.
__________________
"One thing you can surely depend on with crossing gates-you can't depend on them!" -Conrail Signal Maintainer

My photos on flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53728467@N08/
chuckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
chuckman
Senior Member
 
chuckman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Western New York
Posts: 294
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRMDC View Post
There are ways to make parts of the image brighter without making other parts brighter. For the attached I went to Levels and shifted the middle slider a bit, which changes the middle of the tonality range, in this case a bit brighter, but not the top or bottom, not the whites or blacks.

I think it is fine either way, but if RP wants a change, then that is what has to be done for RP.

Nice shot, by the way!
Thanks...I'll try brightening the train itself with the free select.

Charlie
__________________
"One thing you can surely depend on with crossing gates-you can't depend on them!" -Conrail Signal Maintainer

My photos on flickr...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53728467@N08/
chuckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #7
Mr. Pick
Senior Member
 
Mr. Pick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 662
Default

Hope it makes it, that's a great shot.
Mr. Pick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #8
adickson
Senior Member
 
adickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central NC
Posts: 236
Default

Fantastic shot! I personally like the first initial rejection. I am familiar with how dirty engines can get. Especially older engines in the winter with regards to slobbering etc. I wonder if the screeners have any experience? With that aside I have messed with it in photoshop. If you "auto adjust" the levels..the image doesn't change....so you must have that pretty close! haha The only improvement I saw was with adjusting curves to try to pull some more color off the engines. However, too much adjustment really messes with the fog. Keep tinkering
adickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
troy12n
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 5,333
Default

For what it's worth, I like it
troy12n is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.