Old 07-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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Here is the pic rejected for blurry I can see poor light but not so much blurry I just like how the light is hanging in the air and the back drop of coors field but of course I do I'm a rookies fan but what are your thoughts on this one?

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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It's not blurry, it's back focused. Look at the tender, it is in focus rather than the front of the locomotive. Can you fix it? Dunno.

Besides that reject, there are some lighting and compositional or cropping shortcomings and it needs some CCW rotation.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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It's not blurry, it's back focused. Look at the tender, it is in focus rather than the front of the locomotive. Can you fix it? Dunno.

Besides that reject, there are some lighting and compositional or cropping shortcomings and it needs some CCW rotation.
Yup - Troy nailed it.

Since the focus is the primary issue, and since it's not tooooo bad, you could try more sharpening, or if you can figure out how, selective sharpening only on the left side of the image to avoid artifacts on the rights side.

Too bad you can't reshoot that one. Next time focus on the what everyone else will be - the nose, rather then the scene. You can do this by focusing on the nose and then hold that focus and recompose, or if you camera has selective focus areas, select the main subject (the nose, numberboards, ect). Another suggestion would be to use a higher numbered aperture setting for better depth of focus (the higher the number the greater the depth of field). Instead of 3.5 or 5.6, maybe try 6.3 or f 8 or higher.

Good thing you recorded it nice and sharp in your mind - must have been quite a site!

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I like the headlight beam effect and in addition to the sharpening suggested by Mitch, I'd also maybe try to tone down the blown out sky selectively. I wouldn't tone down the whole image, as it will decrease the appealing effect of the beam.

Good luck! Nice catch.

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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Thanks my guess would be that I hit the arrows on the back of my camera and moved the focus point to the right causing it to foucus on the tender instead of the locomotive. I tend to do this a lot when waiting to take a shot but usually catch it before I shot but I must have missed it this time. I do have another that maybe in better foucus in close to the same place I think I will give it a try and see if maybe it will work. The only thing about it is the wheels are some what blurred because as I snapped the shot she slipped and I was using a somewhat long shutter.
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Do you have your camera set to focus on all of the points? Might be better to preset the point you want to use, and leave it in the center one as a standard position.
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Do you have your camera set to focus on all of the points? Might be better to preset the point you want to use, and leave it in the center one as a standard position.
I have it set to focus on only one point of my choosing which is almost always the center. I have a D 90 it has if I recall right 11 focus points and it can be set to to use all of them but I don't use that. What I think happened is I accidently had one of the boxes to the right slected causing it to foucus on the tender.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
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My accepted 844 shot from this year
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Those 2 shots are very similar
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Archive it and move on.


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Old 07-26-2010, 03:54 AM   #12
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The accepted one is terrific.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:34 AM   #13
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1020940444

Well here was try number two on the downtown evening picture of the 844 think I should sharpen it and resubmit
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The accepted one is terrific.
Thank You much
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