Old 09-27-2010, 04:54 AM   #1
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:01 AM   #2
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It's hot - ie; too much red.

Lower the temperature (remove the red /yellow), and you should be cool.

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Mitch.
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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Not to be an a-hole, but that shot needs to be sharpened and is leaning to the left. It's also cropped too tight. Just my opinion. The shot made it in the database, which may be all that matters to you.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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Its already been through two full un sharp masks.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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Look at the number boards for starters.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:53 PM   #7
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I feel like that is because of the getting a tad light burned there. The arrowhead and logo look sharp, to me at least.
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If that needs sharpening than I need my eyes checked.

Jagged lines are not what one wants in a shot.

And the reason why the numberboards look like that is because the exposure and light bursts...

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Old 09-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #9
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I'm not seeing as much sharpness on the engines and trucks as I'd expect, but I suppose that's subjective. The bad cropping might be subjective, too. The unlevel flag pole and building are not.
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Theres no flag pole in the shot... It may need a tad CW rotation.
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:46 PM   #11
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Sorry I misspoke. But I think you're smart enough to figure out what I meant. The shot is unlevel.
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Let me weigh in: I think it is reasonably sharp. Joe, what you are seeing is the light bleeing through on the number boards to make them appear to be unsharp, look there are also some halos around all the light sources.

I agree that it could be leveled some. I also would have played with the white balance to make it look less yellow, but that's just me.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:17 PM   #13
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Ah you bunch of night time rookies..

The shot is decently sharp. The numberboard issue is due to what Troy suggested up there.

The shot could have been sharper, but judging from my experience with the camera he used, One (or more) of three things could have happened:

1. The mirror moves pretty violently when you start the exposure on the XS. This can introduce slight blur in shots under 30 seconds (due to the relative brightness of the lighting, it shows up more in shorter exposures) I always use live view on night shots, which gets the mirror out of the way before you start the exposure. It's easier to manually focus at night with live view, if there's enough light on something in the scene, or a light source.

2. If he used the stock 18-55 IS lens; if you do not turn off the IS it introduces some shift when the exposure is started, which shows up in longer exposures (over 1 second). Never use IS for night shots.

3. A little bit of wind may have slightly nudged the body.

Of course it could have been a basic "didn't focus perfect" issue too.

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