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Chessie4033 04-24-2005 02:26 PM

Out of Focus?
I don't want to waste anyone's time appealing a photo if it isn't worth it, so I'll ask the opinion of everyone here. Is this photo out of focus?


The train, because it is coming around the bend, is in the heat distortion caused by the locomotives. That is about the only thing I can see. But, I will defer to your opinion on the matter. I just thought it was neat because that was the first time I saw one of the Huntington repaints of a Helm engine.

ssw9662 04-24-2005 02:53 PM

A nice shot, but it is out of focus. The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw the pic was the lack of detail on the nose. The heat distortion has nothing to do with the rejection.

Guilford350 04-24-2005 04:03 PM

The image looks soft to me.

cmherndon 04-24-2005 04:15 PM

Looks soft to me as well. Try sharpening it and see what you come up with.

Chessie4033 04-24-2005 11:54 PM

Thanks for the advice. I'll whip out the original and play around with it some more when I get the chance.

RJSorensen 04-25-2005 01:34 AM

I guess all photographs can use 'some' help but it don't look that bad to me. Sharpening it some will of course help. Did you sharpen it for the first run?

Chessie4033 04-25-2005 03:01 AM


Originally Posted by RJSorensen
Did you sharpen it for the first run?

I think, but I'm not 100% sure. It very easily could have escaped unsharpened. I was editing a large backlog of photos that day.

Ru1056 04-25-2005 07:58 AM

What caught my eye was the glare on the head and ditch lights.


Guilford350 04-25-2005 04:44 PM

John- if you have Photoshop, try an Unsharp Mask of 175%, .5 Radius, and 2 levels.

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