Old 12-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default "poor image quality"?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=3488438 Did the judges loose their glasses or something?
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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No, something is not right with that image. Not sure what. Looks foggy or something.
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No, something is not right with that image. Not sure what. Looks foggy or something.
Probably heat...it was pushing 90degrees that day.
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wonder if its possible you had condensation on the lens if it was in a cold car?
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No, something is not right with that image. Not sure what. Looks foggy or something.
Probably the 4mp, $85 camera he used to take the pic.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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Woops, forgot to Sharpen the heck out of it.
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Nice colors. More sharpening will help. A quick trip thru Photoshop gave me this:
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Sharpening isn't the only image. Do you have a frame in which the train isn't cut off?
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Sharpening isn't the only image. Do you have a frame in which the train isn't cut off?
Wasn't there an extensive conversation on Facebook about this photo yesterday?

And didn't everyone there conclude that the image had "issues," then the OP got defensive and all hell broke loose?
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Looks foggy, bad cropping and the image overall seems very small.
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Is that a blimp on the right side next to those poles?
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Probably the 4mp, $85 camera he used to take the pic.
Or cell phone...

Rejection is accurate.
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Wasn't there an extensive conversation on Facebook about this photo yesterday?

And didn't everyone there conclude that the image had "issues," then the OP got defensive and all hell broke loose?
Yeah, pretty much,
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photographers, rail photographers in particular, are the most cantankerous sort of people!
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I had thought the OP actually became very willing to listen and wanted to improve his work - and as that thread went bye-bye, figured I'd lend advice here.
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The op saw the error of his ways, some other idiot went on an Internet censorship rant and all hell broke lose. The horse is already glue, no need to still beat it.
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The op saw the error of his ways, some other idiot went on an Internet censorship rant and all hell broke lose. The horse is already glue, no need to still beat it.
OMG,

As much as I hate to say it, I agree with Brent on something.
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Wasn't there an extensive conversation on Facebook about this photo yesterday?
Woops, guess I shouldn't have made a comment about the $85 camera on that FB thread. All hell broke loose after that, and it seems to have led to a bunch of other random posts about point and shoots vs. DSLRs.
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I deleted that conversation just because as you put it "All Hell broke loose", and the original train of thought was derailed (yes the puns here are intentional!). I am willing to learn whenever I get constructive criticism, not just plain out "Oh this sucks, what a terrible photo,etc". If someone is going to say that, at least give advice on how to improve it.
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I deleted that conversation just because as you put it "All Hell broke loose", and the original train of thought was derailed (yes the puns here are intentional!). I am willing to learn whenever I get constructive criticism, not just plain out "Oh this sucks, what a terrible photo,etc". If someone is going to say that, at least give advice on how to improve it.
But deleting out takes all the fun out of it.

Forum drama is what I am interested in, and railfans seem to be easy fodder.
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But deleting out takes all the fun out of it.

Forum drama is what I am interested in, and railfans seem to be easy fodder.
Really? I never would have guessed.

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Probably the 4mp, $85 camera he used to take the pic.
This. Not much you can do, unfortunately.

Get a better camera. No need for the expensive pro stuff. A nice, recent Point & Shoot is totally capable of taking RP-worthy photos.
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This. Not much you can do, unfortunately.

Get a better camera. No need for the expensive pro stuff. A nice, recent Point & Shoot is totally capable of taking RP-worthy photos.
That is definitely true. I've had a DSLR for about a year and a half now, but I have a couple of dozen shots on rp taken with the $250 or so point and shoot that I was using prior to that.

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