Old 08-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #1
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Here's the reject:

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It's blurry, yes, but it's a pan shot...so it's going to have some blur. Is it too much, though? I thought the important area was sharp enough, but I may be wrong.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
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The subject is way too blurry for a pan shot. Need to stop the movement way more than that.
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Okay, so is it that much different from this one (shot a few weeks ago)?
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Maybe since it's smaller in the frame?
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okay, so is it that much different from this one (shot a few weeks ago)?
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maybe since it's smaller in the frame?
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To be honest, I don't think the other one should have been accepted either. When 2/3rds of the lead unit is also blurry, it's not aesthetically pleasing.
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[quote=B7BBQ;181013]Okay, so is it that much different from this one (shot a few weeks ago)?
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He has a good point. If his was a "special scheme" it might have made it.

I agree with Freericks though. The standards are flexible if the loco is special.
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What is wrong with a 3/4 wedgie pan? Yes, much of the unit will be blurred, unlike a pan from the side where most of the unit is not blurred. So what? The cab is not blurred, the headlight with its starburst pattern is not blurred. So this is a matter of preference, rather than of technique?
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What is wrong with a 3/4 wedgie pan? Yes, much of the unit will be blurred, unlike a pan from the side where most of the unit is not blurred. So what? The cab is not blurred, the headlight with its starburst pattern is not blurred. So this is a matter of preference, rather than of technique?
Honestly have no argument to counteract you except to say I don't like it - it is not pleasing to the eye. But that is only a matter of preference.
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Esthetically pleasing is in the eye of the viewer. I agree with Janusz. Photo has an order-out-of-chaos quality to it that appeals to me.
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What is wrong with a 3/4 wedgie pan? Yes, much of the unit will be blurred, unlike a pan from the side where most of the unit is not blurred. So what? The cab is not blurred, the headlight with its starburst pattern is not blurred. So this is a matter of preference, rather than of technique?
Exactly! In fact, I actually like a partial blur - implies a great sense of speed.

However - there are a few things going against the shot:

1) The rejection would likely be more accurate if it were "Oversharpened".
I suppose you could say it was so blurry, it became obvious that you needed to oversharpen it to make it "sharp" enough.

2) Your "sharp" sweet spot is a bit too small. Notice the shot referenced has a much wider sweet spot - the full cab and even trucks.

3) Overcast and dreary day is not helping the somewhat less then perfect pan carry it's weight.

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Here's the reject:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...63&key=2931037

It's blurry, yes, but it's a pan shot...so it's going to have some blur. Is it too much, though? I thought the important area was sharp enough, but I may be wrong.
Looks fine to me. Nice shot.
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