Old 02-16-2006, 02:50 AM   #1
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Usually for my digital photos, the "poor image quality" is due either to the fact its under sharpened or oversharpened. But for this rejection I can't tell...what do you think I should do to fix it? I did sharpend it in PS using the Unsharp Mask at (Amount = 95), (Radius = 1.0), and (Threshold = 3 levels).

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Old 02-16-2006, 03:08 AM   #2
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The foreground is blurry, yet the train is in focus. The only thing you could of done is set the camera on the highest F. Stop so that you have a large depth of field. What you could do is cheat by selecting the foreground in Photochop and just sharpening that.
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:24 PM   #3
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Maybe they just mean the train is too small.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:02 PM   #4
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Wouldn't that be "Subject too far away" and not "poor image quality".

If the foreground was in focus it would distract away from the train. After thinking about the rejection, I thought that it could be the glint. I could be wrong. I still can't figure it out though.
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I am not sure what in this photos makes it poor quality. Maybe the cropping. But to the blurry foreground - in focus train, it can be done in an appealing fashion. And from what I can see, this photo isn't blurred in the foreground. It may be a touch soft, but the water is partially frozen and there is mud exposed. The plants are fuzzy and dead.

Blurry does not work well in a roster shot or other technical type of photo. Yet in a landscape or wide shot, it can add character to the composition.
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Wouldn't that be "Subject too far away" and not "poor image quality".

If the foreground was in focus it would distract away from the train. After thinking about the rejection, I thought that it could be the glint. I could be wrong. I still can't figure it out though.
Maybe it was "going away from the camera."
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #7
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Maybe it was "going away from the camera."
The cabcar was leading the train south (towards the camera) so technically it can't be a going away shot although it looks like one. :-/

Any ideas what I should do to the shot before resubmitting to improve the "quality"?
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Well, you could always appeal it and ask if there are any specific problems you could correct. I don't see any obvious problems with quality.
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IMO this would be nice shot in summer, when the foreground plants are greener.
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Ok, you use PS. IMO you are too harsh on the unsharp mask. Especially on the radius. A little under on the amount.
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Thanks for all the input guys and gal , I appreciate it. After looking the photo over I decided to darken it a little (it seemed a bit overexposed) and resharpened it.

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I am glad it made it. Congratulations.
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Great shot Andrew.....glad it finally made it as well, even if it is a deezul
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