Old 04-11-2010, 05:17 AM   #1
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Wonder what others think of this one, if I sharpen anymore I think it will be to much, the locomotive in the distance is a little soft but that's the depth of field,

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Old 04-11-2010, 05:32 AM   #2
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It's a little soft, yeah.
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More of a "poor depth of field" issue than anything. Drop the shutter speed down next time to increase the aperature. That provides better sharpness with multiple objects in close focus. As my old photography teacher used to say "Use the sunny f/16 rule". Of course, he seldom shot moving objects like trains, but my suggestion stands in the event the subject is moving slow or not moving at all.
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It's a matter of compositional preference. I would use an even larger f-stop (more wide open) to render the distant unit out of focus if it were me. Having everything in the frame tack sharp shouldn't always be the objective. I like the shot, though.
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #5
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It's a matter of compositional preference. I would use an even larger f-stop (more wide open) to render the distant unit out of focus if it were me. Having everything in the frame tack sharp shouldn't always be the objective. I like the shot, though.
He's using F5, he likely cant go much higher... without knowing more about his lens
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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Wonder what others think of this one, if I sharpen anymore I think it will be to much, the locomotive in the distance is a little soft but that's the depth of field,

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=801455&key=0

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Hi Bill,

Actually I think one technique you could try is local contrast adjustment. In this example I used unsharp mask settings of 20/60/0 and the difference in noticable. Hopefully it would look even better using the original image.



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