Old 01-30-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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I know this isn't everyone's favorite type of shot, but once again, let's look at this as a learning experience for an up-and-coming post processor.

I figured this would get bounced because part of the state house is over-exposed, but it came back with an oversharpened rejection.

I've attached another version in which I bumped up the sharpness in GIMP, perhaps a little too much. Would it be better to select a specific portion of the image to sharpen, perhaps in order to avoid making the sky more grainy? Is this picture just too flawed?

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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You got some noise and possible out-of-focus stuff here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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The fence in the foreground renders this spot unusable.

Additionally, lines tend to look better at an angle, or going around a corner.

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:13 AM   #4
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For years that fence wasn't there... Oh well.

And good point about the angles and corners.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:03 AM   #5
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I disagree about the fence with regards to a night shot here. If it was daytime, you might have some difficulty, but at night, the intrusion of the fence is greatly diminished. I also don't mind the angle that much either.

I think the biggest problem with the shot, and the reason it got rejected, is as you mentioned, the overexposed state house. What you may have to do is take a shot where the dome of the state house is exposed properly, with the rest of the shot dark, and then another exposure when the train comes with the rest of the scene properly exposed and merge the two in Photoshop. Obviously, since you are using film, it's going to be more difficult than just combining to digital shots, but not impossible.

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