Old 02-18-2013, 06:25 AM   #1
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Any suggestions on how to improve the quality of this one?

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #2
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What was your shutter speed on this image? The image looks really soft all around to me. Do you have any other frames that are a little bit sharper?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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It's not that bad. You could lighten the image to show more detail on the pilot. Your plane of focus appears to be around the rear edge of the cab. More sharpening is probably going to work against you because the handrails and edge of the roof are already beginning to look jaggy.
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Looks like you're trying to make an out-of-focus shot sharp... and that's not going to work.

I find that on telemash shots like this, setting the autofocus to "continuous" mode works best, especially if you are zooming out as the train approaches.
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And it's also slightly unlevel.

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Looks like you're trying to make an out-of-focus shot sharp... and that's not going to work.
This was my first thought, too. Unless anotehr frame is in focus, I think this is going to act as a learning tool more than anything else. As someone asked, what were your settings?
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My shutter speed for this one was 1/500th of a second.
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That should have been fine. Were you on auto focus or manual? There's any number of things that couldhave gone wrong.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:35 AM   #9
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The point of focus is on the rear unit, not the front of the leader.

Additionally, the image is too saturated color wise, and there is a shadow on half the nose that you tried to get rid of.

The image maybe fixable if you can crank down the color and sharpen up the front of the lead engine.
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