Day of Firsts: East Lansing

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Day of Firsts: East Lansing

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Today was a day of firsts. Not only did I railfan the Flint/Plymouth Subdivisions for the first time today, but today is the day that I officially switched over to RAW shooting. I only say 3 trains (and didn't even get to shoot the third one because D708 surprised me), but I think the results are far better than my old format.

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Thoughts on the new format?

EDIT: I changed out the second image due to the first one being grainy. And yes, the conductor's side cab window was originally like that in the photo. It was not a product of shoddy editing.
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The 2nd picture looks grainy too me
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AARR wrote:The 2nd picture looks grainy too me
It does to me too. I'm not sure why it's coming out like that, but I'm trying to figure out how to fix it.
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I thought you may be trying to artistically convey a message :lol:
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AARR wrote:The 2nd picture looks grainy too me
It does to me too. I'm not sure why it's coming out like that, but I'm trying to figure out how to fix it.
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AARR wrote:I thought you may be trying to artistically convey a message :lol:
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AARR wrote:The 2nd picture looks grainy too me
It does to me too. I'm not sure why it's coming out like that, but I'm trying to figure out how to fix it.
Well, whatever it was, it was lost in translation! :D

The nearest I can figure is that it was something I did during RAW editing that is making it come out slightly grainy. Might just be that I need to use a different image.
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The first shot is KILLER!!
The 2nd shot looks like too much shadow was removed and too much clarity added during editing. It's not a bad look - more rustic - but if that wasn't the look you were going for I can see why it would be annoying.
On a related note, it's nice to see the colors popping in East Lansing! :)
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Todd_F wrote:The first shot is KILLER!!
Why, thank you :D
Todd_F wrote:The 2nd shot looks like too much shadow was removed and too much clarity added during editing. It's not a bad look - more rustic - but if that wasn't the look you were going for I can see why it would be annoying.

I have to say that as a photo editing newbie, I'm impressed that you picked up on what I did to that photo. Clarity was up to 90 and I really brought the shadows out because I made the stupid mistake of going to the other side of the tracks and the sun was on the other side. I probably brought it out more than I needed to because I had set my laptop screen brightness to its lowest setting, so everything looked off.
Todd_F wrote:On a related note, it's nice to see the colors popping in East Lansing! :)
I didn't even notice until I started working on the image in Photoshop's RAW Editor. I've been looking forward to some fall and winter shots now that I have my own camera, so bring on the colors! :lol:

Thanks for the feedback!
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