Old 10-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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I have here a reject, rejected 5x for "bad color." I have tried every which way to fix it, but with no luck. It looked fine to me in the beginning--maybe, I don't have an eye for color that some of you have. All suggestions and criticisms appreciated!!

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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It seems to be very purple.

If you have a raw image, move the tent towards the yellow end a bit and that should cancel out the purple.

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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Way too blue or even purple as Greg said. An easy fix. Also, reporting marks are wrong. (CSXT)
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #4
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I tried reducing the blue/purple cast you mentioned, but got rejection #6. Where do I go from here?

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Old 10-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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Looks fine to me now. Of course I apparently don't have an eye for color either, at least according to the ridiculous screening standards placed on "common" power these days.
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It's a bit yellow on my screen. It might be the light working against you.
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It's a bit yellow on my screen. It might be the light working against you.
Same here. Way to yellow cast.
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I wouldn't say it is way to yellow, It looks like LATE afternoon sun, which it is, tone back a little and you should be good on that.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:39 PM   #9
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=813561738

I gave it another try, and am still "missing the mark" somehow. It seems as though I am more or less "beating around the bush," trying to hit that exact "pocket," where the color is just right. The bottom line to me is: What exactly are the screeners looking for? My wife took a look at the pic and, through her eyes, could see no problems with the color.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:43 PM   #10
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The second one is worse, it needs slightly less red and blue channel
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I am not familiar with the colour of these units, so in PSE 7 under enhance tab selected remove colour cast then clicked middle of the first wagon behind locos this is the result.

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I'll give it a try, Mark, and see what happens!! Thanks guys for all the help!! I'll keep working at it.
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Old 10-23-2010, 05:21 AM   #13
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Rejected again!!! This time for "bad cropping." Why didn't they say so in the first place before I went to all the trouble to correct "bad color" issues, etc? Does anyone have any explanations as to why it was rejected for "bad cropping?"

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Old 10-23-2010, 12:25 PM   #14
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Less on the left and the side. You also still have a weird color cast. I'm not even sure which way to go for it, its just off, others'll help.
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