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billblum832
01-16-2005, 12:10 AM
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=83629

"Bad Cropping" was the rationale given....

Problem is, that's nearly the full original frame-- only a small bit was cropped from the right-hand side because of the junk car that was sitting there..


Suggestions would be welcomed.

Chris Starnes
01-16-2005, 02:51 AM
Bill,

I do not see a huge issue with the cropping of that shot. I do see the image as being soft (undersharpened) and somewhat grainy. Maybe try a re-scan.

Thanks

billblum832
01-16-2005, 03:09 AM
Can't do much about the grain, it was Kodachrome 200, which tends towards golfball sized grains in my experience.


I'll try a rescan on a different scanner, as I'm stuck with a flatbed+transparancy adapter at the moment.

Thanks for the comment.

julioeddie
01-16-2005, 05:38 AM
What do means BAD MOTIVE ?

billblum832
01-16-2005, 07:48 AM
2nd try: rescanned, cleaned it up a bit....
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Reason for Rejection: needs to be closer to 1024x768 or 800x600...thanks!
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=83846
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"Hmmmm," he thinks, "maybe I'm nearly there...."

3rd try: back into rescanning, paint shop pro...
adjusted the crop a bit.
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Reason for Rejection: Too much grain
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=83859
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Oh well....

No way to capture some of this stuff on gray gloomy days without high speed film, and dealing with the ensuing grain. ( for the record, the guy next to me that day had his Nikon F4 freeze up. )

cmherndon
01-16-2005, 08:36 AM
Bill, try using NeatImage to get rid of any grain/noise in your shots. You'd be surprised at the results. I use it every now and then and it works wonders for shots that have too much grain. You can download the program for FREE at www.neatimage.com

billblum832
01-16-2005, 02:51 PM
Bill, try using NeatImage to get rid of any grain/noise in your shots.

Thanks for the link....

After calibration, I gave it a whirl--- and it got totally thrown off by the flying snow in the 3rd image.