Old 09-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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Rejected and then rejected on appeal. I really am not seeing the "soft" issue that the screeners are seeing. I'd be happy if someone could point out where the issue is? Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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Picking nits again, humor them and sharpen it a tad if you want to get it on.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Talking Maybe someone is screening at 600x800 and 258 colors.

How are you soft at that distance with 36 M.P.?

Maybe the number boards on the leader?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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Something's definitely off in that shot...not as crisp as a telephoto like that should be.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:55 AM   #5
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This was with the 12.1 camera El Roco!
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #6
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This was with the 12.1 camera El Roco!
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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I'm just not seeing the clarity like in http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=407954&nseq=1 ...

It may be because the cab is dirty, or i could even go as far as saying it's just a tad overexposed...
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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I'm just not seeing the clarity like in http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=407954&nseq=1 ...

It may be because the cab is dirty, or i could even go as far as saying it's just a tad overexposed...
Over exposed - that might be it. This one was taken with a different camera - a little more resolution to play with.......
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Rejected and then rejected on appeal. I really am not seeing the "soft" issue that the screeners are seeing. I'd be happy if someone could point out where the issue is? Thanks.
This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on.

I had one I just tried, got rejected for the same reason and after 'fixing' that got dinged for high sun:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...50&key=2347281

It's a perfectly fine shot for anywhere else in the world and the angle & elevation really minimize the sun issue but I guess not for here. Maybe if the 9 hour late train had been 10 or 11 hours late instead I'd have gotten better nose light but I'm just happy to be able to shoot Amtrak in daylight in Toledo.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on.
I agree. They like their ballast nice and crispy here.
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This may sound stupid because everything else looks fine but the ballast looks soft - and I've found from experience they seem to like sharp rocks. As already suggested, a little sharpening should get it on. Michael
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Sharpen the rocks - wonder why they do look a bit soft? Wide open f/stop?

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Buy that man a chicken dinner.

Sharpen the rocks - wonder why they do look a bit soft? Wide open f/stop?

/Mitch
I'm not sure why the ballast looks soft. I shot it at F8. I resharpened it, but I'm not sure if I like the results. To be honest, when sharpening, I mainly look at the loco and the adjacent scenery, if any. I never look at the ballast as it's not important to most shots in my opinion. I'm not going to upload it again.

Thanks for all of the help folks.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:47 PM   #13
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To be honest, when sharpening, I mainly look at the loco and the adjacent scenery, if any. I never look at the ballast as it's not important to most shots in my opinion.
Same here. If the number boards are sharp, that's all I care about. It's like a photo of someone's face. As long as the eyes are sharp, then you're good to go (well, most of the time).
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