Old 04-24-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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I don't want to waste anyone's time appealing a photo if it isn't worth it, so I'll ask the opinion of everyone here. Is this photo out of focus?

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The train, because it is coming around the bend, is in the heat distortion caused by the locomotives. That is about the only thing I can see. But, I will defer to your opinion on the matter. I just thought it was neat because that was the first time I saw one of the Huntington repaints of a Helm engine.
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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A nice shot, but it is out of focus. The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw the pic was the lack of detail on the nose. The heat distortion has nothing to do with the rejection.
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The image looks soft to me.
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Looks soft to me as well. Try sharpening it and see what you come up with.
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Thanks for the advice. I'll whip out the original and play around with it some more when I get the chance.
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I guess all photographs can use 'some' help but it don't look that bad to me. Sharpening it some will of course help. Did you sharpen it for the first run?
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Did you sharpen it for the first run?
I think, but I'm not 100% sure. It very easily could have escaped unsharpened. I was editing a large backlog of photos that day.
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What caught my eye was the glare on the head and ditch lights.

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John- if you have Photoshop, try an Unsharp Mask of 175%, .5 Radius, and 2 levels.
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