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Indecline 09-05-2012 03:12 AM

Just not seeing it
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...90&key=4307396

Rejected and then rejected on appeal. I really am not seeing the "soft" issue that the screeners are seeing. I'd be happy if someone could point out where the issue is? Thanks.

MagnumForce 09-05-2012 03:40 AM

Picking nits again, humor them and sharpen it a tad if you want to get it on.

Holloran Grade 09-05-2012 04:10 AM

Maybe someone is screening at 600x800 and 258 colors.
 
How are you soft at that distance with 36 M.P.?:confused:

Maybe the number boards on the leader?

Ween 09-05-2012 04:43 AM

Something's definitely off in that shot...not as crisp as a telephoto like that should be.

Indecline 09-05-2012 04:55 AM

This was with the 12.1 camera El Roco!

Holloran Grade 09-05-2012 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Indecline (Post 159381)
This was with the 12.1 camera El Roco!

Slumming eh?:twisted:

coaststarlight14 09-05-2012 12:03 PM

I'm just not seeing the clarity like in http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=407954&nseq=1 ...

It may be because the cab is dirty, or i could even go as far as saying it's just a tad overexposed...

Indecline 09-05-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by coaststarlight14 (Post 159389)
I'm just not seeing the clarity like in http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=407954&nseq=1 ...

It may be because the cab is dirty, or i could even go as far as saying it's just a tad overexposed...

Over exposed - that might be it. This one was taken with a different camera - a little more resolution to play with.......

MDH 09-05-2012 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Indecline (Post 159368)
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...90&key=4307396

Rejected and then rejected on appeal. I really am not seeing the "soft" issue that the screeners are seeing. I'd be happy if someone could point out where the issue is? Thanks.

This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on.

I had one I just tried, got rejected for the same reason and after 'fixing' that got dinged for high sun:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...50&key=2347281

It's a perfectly fine shot for anywhere else in the world and the angle & elevation really minimize the sun issue but I guess not for here. Maybe if the 9 hour late train had been 10 or 11 hours late instead I'd have gotten better nose light but I'm just happy to be able to shoot Amtrak in daylight in Toledo. :lol:

Michael

lock4244 09-05-2012 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by MDH (Post 159395)
This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on.

I agree. They like their ballast nice and crispy here.

Mgoldman 09-06-2012 05:18 AM

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Originally Posted by MDH (Post 159395)
This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on. Michael

Buy that man a chicken dinner.

Sharpen the rocks - wonder why they do look a bit soft? Wide open f/stop?

/Mitch

Indecline 09-06-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Mgoldman (Post 159426)
Buy that man a chicken dinner.

Sharpen the rocks - wonder why they do look a bit soft? Wide open f/stop?

/Mitch

I'm not sure why the ballast looks soft. I shot it at F8. I resharpened it, but I'm not sure if I like the results. To be honest, when sharpening, I mainly look at the loco and the adjacent scenery, if any. I never look at the ballast as it's not important to most shots in my opinion. I'm not going to upload it again.

Thanks for all of the help folks.

JimThias 09-06-2012 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Indecline (Post 159432)
To be honest, when sharpening, I mainly look at the loco and the adjacent scenery, if any. I never look at the ballast as it's not important to most shots in my opinion.

Same here. If the number boards are sharp, that's all I care about. It's like a photo of someone's face. As long as the eyes are sharp, then you're good to go (well, most of the time).


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