A breif visit to the train yard

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  1. Aloicious

    Aloicious No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So, I stopped at the train yard the other day and thought I'd grab a few, these seemed to be the best ones that I've gone through so far. let me know what you think, C&C is welcome...

    The background feels a little flat here, I might try to bring it out a little more when I get some time...
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    I liked how the train cars just extended into the vanishing point on this one. I got a few from this area that I haven't looked at closely yet too, so there might be a better composition in there somewhere too.
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    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Really awesome!!! Second one is outstanding in composition!!! admirably great :D
     
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    Very nice :thumbup:
    Did you do any post processing?
     
  4. Aloicious

    Aloicious No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks guys.

    the first one needed a little more PP than the second. I had to adjust the background separately from the foreground in that one, it was moderately cloudy so the trains were exposed how I wanted, but that big shadow on the mountains in the back caused some issues (although I like how the shadow on the mountain brings out the train engine so I didn't want to totally remove it), as well as some blown out portions of the snow on the mountain...but I think I can do it a little better than what I got.

    the second one I didn't do much to, slight straightening, I actually de-saturated it just a tiny bit because the sky blue was just overpowering, and removed some vignetting. thats about it.
     
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    I think they are great...especially the second.
     
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    I love the colors in the first photo!
     
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    Nice images; I would suggest trying to reduce the yellow saturation slightly.
     
  8. Aloicious

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    yeah, they were shot just prior to sunset, so it does bring out the yellows a bit, WB wasn't altered in post, but it's actually pretty accurate to what everything was like. I'll have to try selectively lowering the yellow a little and see, I'm at work right now and these monitors suck, so all the colors don't look too great, so I'll have to try it out tomorrow when I have a chance
     
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    I like both but I'll go with the second one.
     
  10. Aloicious

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    So I tried lowering the yellow saturation, and I like the result, thanks for the suggestion Tirediron

    original:
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    lowered yellows:
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  11. Aloicious

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    its a subtle change when you look at it side by side, its more pronounced when you overlay them and switch between the two. but I think is a good improvement.
     
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    I literally can't see the difference between the two...
     

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