Old 06-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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Any chance at fixing this and getting it in the database? It got rejected for being too soft but I thought I probably over-sharpened it.

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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its not focused, no amount of sharpening is going to help this one out.

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I disagree, a quick sharpening and the softness is corrected.
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Of course now it appears jaggy. The if you resubmit the photo it will probably get hit with high sun next anyways.
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Of course now it appears jaggy. The if you resubmit the photo it will probably get hit with high sun next anyways.
What settings did you use to get that result (I assume you used unsharp mask)?

Maybe? It was shot a little after 9am. Stupid late spring sun. Haha.
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Is that the only location you took a shot at? I'm thinking there had to be a better spot somewhere with better sun, less of an upward angle, no odd placement of the crossbucks and maybe better focusing.
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Is that the only location you took a shot at? I'm thinking there had to be a better spot somewhere with better sun, less of an upward angle, no odd placement of the crossbucks and maybe better focusing.
Not at that location. It was a weird location. You either had to shoot it from an angle or get side swiped by the train.
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A 12 o'clock shot right down the nose without any light on the side of the engine has usually no chance, whatever sharpness is applied.
Next time I would go for a different place along the line and later or earlier in the day.
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Not at that location. It was a weird location. You either had to shoot it from an angle or get side swiped by the train.
If that's the case then...why were you there? Why not shoot from a better spot?
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Assuming you can get it cleaned up and focused, it will probably be rejected for high sun, bad angle and foreground obstructions.

You cannot see the wheels because they are in the shadows, or behind the dirt.

In my opinion this is not a good place to shoot from.

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