Old 04-11-2011, 04:24 AM   #1
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I am just not seeing it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:47 AM   #2
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I don't see the grainy, per say... but there is something harsh about the edges and pale-quality of the orange. Is it possible it's slightly over sharpened?

I'm actually not saying it is - I'm trying to figure out why it hits me as being slightly brittle.
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
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You think the color might be too cold - on the blue side?

I was trying to catch the green of the background without getting that ugly over saturated look on the orange.
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looks maybe oversharpened? the ballast looks real contrasty.
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On this one I don't actually like all the heat distortion. It does also look over sharpened.
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On this one I don't actually like all the heat distortion.
I dont see any heat distortion. Exhaust distortion yes...
Looks a little hot/red to me?
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It also looks overexposed to me. I don't see the grain but it definitely looks a little off to me.
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I notice a little bit of grain in the BNSF logo on the nose or perhaps that is just the result of over sharpening the image.

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I dont see any heat distortion. Exhaust distortion yes...
This is too funny.

When dealing with the top of a diesel locomotive, are heat distortion and exhaust distortion the not same thing?

Perhaps Jim would rather we say:

The heat distortion coming from the diesel exhaust.

Thanks - I would agree that the image is too exposed and over sharp.
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On this one I don't actually like all the heat distortion.
Just so you know, heat distortion is a big thing with me and I do it a lot.

I will set the shot up to get that effect, so it is not by accident.

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I'm trying to figure out why it hits me as being slightly brittle.
That was the best crit and I tried to figure out how to get rid of that.

I just went back to the RAW image and started over - but I really didn't do much.

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This seems to be a hard spot due to the light and those rocks that reflect a bunch of light back.

I will need to see if that happens in the summer too.

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I just went back to the RAW image and started over - but I really didn't do much.
Yeah... sometimes you just have to realize that you've overdone the postprocessing... happens to me all the time. Well done, sir.
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Maybe its just the size of the detail ( how far away it is ) At 1024 wide you only have so much to work with, Make a new crop closer or farther away?
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Maybe its just the size of the detail ( how far away it is ) At 1024 wide you only have so much to work with, Make a new crop closer or farther away?
With this particular image I am actually quite close to the train.

Yes, I am using a 100mm-400mm lens but that is more for the optical effect because the focal length is only 275mm.

My cropping of this image was to format it to fit the Site, rather than to use only part of the frame for the finished image.
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