Old 12-25-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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If I sharpen this anymore, it will kill the quality. And it wasn't all that good to start of with.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Looks like a missed focus to me. I would try a re-shoot instead of sharpening it into focus.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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Looks like a missed focus to me. I would try a re-shoot instead of sharpening it into focus.
Yeah, I had to level it and that combined with the resizing decreased the quality.
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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What photo editor are you using? It looks like whatever you're using for resizing/rotating could be killing the image quality. If you can get it leveled without having to hurt the image quality too much you may be able to get it accepted. Also, if you could I'd recrop to show a little more of the train to the left. You may have to show more sky/ballast as well to avoid a "bad size" rejection (RP generally frowns upon anything wider than the standard 2x3 aspect ratio).
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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What photo editor are you using?
Paint.net. Is Lightroom free?
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Free trial, not a free program.
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Paint.net. Is Lightroom free?
If $$ is a priority, give Photoshop Elements a try. Pretty cheap, relatively speaking, and can do most anything you'll need to do.
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I can attest to Photoshop Elements. Like Mr. Pick said, it is cheaper than other Adobe software, yet it gets everything I need done.
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If $$ is REALLY a priority, go for GIMP. Free download, and fairly powerful. It's what I use, and I find it to be more than adequate.

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I doubt that particular photo or any photo from that exact same spot/ angle / location would make RP

Ther wires, trees and red building behind the locomotive are all bad strikes IMHO

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I concur with Tom.

As far as edit software goes, I use GIMP 2; which is a free download and is pretty good.
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Lightroom is powerful and depending on if you are a student or not, you can get it discounted. If your workflow in photography is limited to just shooting railroad material, it's probably not worth the money.
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Looks slighty OOF.
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I agree with coborn35, it is OOF. Also, I doubt it would get on because of the placement of the subject with respect to the rule of thirds. The locomotive is too high in the photo and there's too much dead space in the foreground.
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exif data says it was shot with a focal length of 18mm at f9 - the dof is huge with those parameters. Only 1/320 shutter, might be motion blur rather than a missed focus.
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The far right edge ballast is sharp, the portion along the train isn't. I call it a misfocus.

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The train looks squished. The ratio is 1024X625. It should be closer to 1024X683. Give the train a little more head room.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:34 PM   #18
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So many responses on one of my worst pictures.
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