Old 07-26-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Sky looks splotchy, and the noise is evident in the black on the locomotives. The ballast looks pretty bad too. Did you go crazy with the noise reduction? Everything looks soft, and bland.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #3
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Did you use Shadow/highlight tool? looks that you use it, if so, give it less highlight and increase the contrast. But i'm afraid the noise will still being a problem, I guess.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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It's also leaning to the left. Or either Texas is on a grade.
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Too much noise and needs straightening.
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:28 AM   #6
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It looks like you shot that through a dirty window.

And yes, it is leaning.

Time to archive it and move on.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:35 AM   #7
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TJ, Somehow, I get the impression that you're just a troll.
Just my personal feeling.

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:51 AM   #8
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Face it, some images will never make it. All the advice in the world won't help.

So why lead someone on? Why not just be more plainspoken, instead of doling out the techno mumbo-jumbo that serves only one purpose?

I know there are members here with some very advanced PS programs, and those individuals are giving the advice they give, from their experience working with those programs.

But what if the photographer, who is asking for advice, only has Picasa3 to work with? They will never be able to institute those changes needed to make the image more presentable to the screener.

Use Picasa3 to straighten an image, and some of the sharpen goes away. Resharpen, and you have oversharpened. It's a nightmare!

It would help a bit if the person requesting assistance also includes what photo-shop tools he/she has accessible to him/herself. Then the instruction given, would coincide with the tools available.

If something looks like dog poop, smells like dog poop and tastes like dog poop...It sure as hell isn't a banana split.

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The photo needs contrast. TJFarmer reminds me of MikeB for posting its all crap now post's BTW he is banned now.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:09 PM   #10
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The sky is where you can see the pixelation the most.

If you are shooting on a bright clear day like this, have the ISO at 100 or 200.

That will get rid of some of the pixelation assuming you have a camera that shoots 10 Mega Pixels or more.

The way to avoid straitening the image is to learn to hold the camera strait. (Although I still find I need to turn images slightly on occasion.)

However, and this is a big however,

I think your photo spot is not all that interesting.

You have that big fence on the left and the rather obtrusive power lines on the right.

Is there anywhere else that has a clearer view, or you can look under the lines without the fence?

Also the contrast is bad and the image has a washed out look to it.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:32 PM   #11
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unfortunately that fence runs for several miles on both sides of the bridge I am on, due to this location being close to the airport. (Fence prevents the trains from getting picked up by Airport Radar) I'll just ditch it as a photo location. I have heard several opinions that its not a great location. Besides I think i tried to fix a picture that was cloud f'ed in the first place. It just had the best available light of the three shots I got there. Thanks for the opinions everyone
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I think your photo spot is not all that interesting.

You have that big fence on the left and the rather obtrusive power lines on the right.

Is there anywhere else that has a clearer view, or you can look under the lines without the fence?
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unfortunately that fence runs for several miles on both sides of the bridge I am on, due to this location being close to the airport. (Fence prevents the trains from getting picked up by Airport Radar) I'll just ditch it as a photo location. I have heard several opinions that its not a great location. Besides I think i tried to fix a picture that was cloud f'ed in the first place. It just had the best available light of the three shots I got there. Thanks for the opinions everyone
I disagree with El Roco. This is a basic wedgie. Does anything take away from that? The view of the train is totally clear. The fence, it is just something trackside. Could easily be a row of foliage. Doesn't obstruct, doesn't have much of a presence, doesn't take away because it is so minor. Just stuff trackside. The power lines, well, a matter of taste. I personally don't much care for ultra-flat land shots (of course, when you live where it is ultra flat, what are you going to do?). The power lines break things up on the right side some, instead of just having an expanse of plowed field. Obtrusive? They are not so big, a complementary presence rather than a dominant one. In fact, I'd prefer a location moving back some, so you can get in the power support that lurks just off the current frame to the right. Would fill the space on the right margin a bit more.

Just another sense of taste. If you are going to make a basic wedgie, put *something* in it other than the train. A power line serves just fine.
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I didn't pay attention to the fence until it was pointed out to. The location could work just fine given a better shot.
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Well "it could work" sure, but as ya' all can tell, "I" am not a big fan of the 3/4 wedgie.

Sure I have posted them, but I try to bring something else to the scene like another train, some nice clouds or flowers or some good landscape.

Course the 3/4 wedgie is totally called for when you get something unusual like this:

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The photo needs contrast. TJFarmer reminds me of MikeB for posting its all crap now post's BTW he is banned now.
Atleast Mike had a few pictures of his own on the site, this TJ character has nothing atleast that I have found. Wonder if its Dan hiding under a different name since he got kicked off his failbook group lolololol.
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Atleast Mike had a few pictures of his own on the site, this TJ character has nothing atleast that I have found. Wonder if its Dan hiding under a different name since he got kicked off his failbook group lolololol.
Mike could back up his words with his photography. Still interested to see what TJ has to offer.
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Atleast Mike had a few pictures of his own on the site, this TJ character has nothing atleast that I have found. Wonder if its Dan hiding under a different name since he got kicked off his failbook group lolololol.
So true, Well I will give tjf the benefit of not jumping on that band wagon yet
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