Old 10-18-2010, 03:34 AM   #1
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Hi all, first post here

Got this photo rejected, not exactly sure how its blurry...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=865013&key=0

Since the lighting was amazing, I think I can fix it, but any ideas from you guys on where I should go from here?

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:45 AM   #2
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It needs a good dose of sharpening. This can be achieved several ways, depending on what editor you're using.

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:47 AM   #3
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USM 100/.5/0 or something like that? But then it will need to be desaturated I suspect...
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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You may actually get dinged for the lighting next time. In RP cadence, it's backlit to a degree in that the side of the train facing us isn't totally lit. The nose is, yes, but not the side of the train. The color also looks a little off as the blue sky does not seem blue enough. It seems to have a shade of green or yellow mixed in. About the saturation, if anything, it needs slightly more, not less.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:17 PM   #5
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My guess is that no amount of sharpening will help this image.

Unless there is something I don't know about what you are doing, it looks either like a poor camera, bad shooting technique, or poor post processing.

Color looks well strong but I am not on the best monitor for that... Even adjusting in my mind in comparison to other computers I use, I find it hard to understand why Joe says more saturation.
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:12 AM   #6
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My go at it, adjusted levels, contrast, de saturated -20, shadow 5, highlight 10, mid contrast 20, usm 150/.6/0 still needs noise reduction and not sure it's right colourwise yet.

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No offense, Mark, but that does not look right. The contrast is bad, the colors are off and I believe the trees are haloing.
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Agree 100% Joe, the haloing was there already i just made it worse, it is sharper though

Had another try in PSP X2 instead of pse7.

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Maybe the other side of the tracks would solve the back lighting problem?

Can you retake it?
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