Old 06-19-2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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How about this one, oversharpened:

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Old 06-19-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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Ada has never been that colorful.

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Too much, look at the signals, the heads and cross-members are both quite blue, weirdly so.
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West Virginia is a dull, colorless, depressing area. Please adjust your photos accordingly..

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This is not a nitpick, but just a quirky observation: the placement of the road in the upper corner is quite odd. Just doesn't feel like it should be there, for some reason.

Troy's shot doesn't look any worse than the usual Candyland, PA., shots that get accepted here on a regular basis.
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I noticed the road too. I don't have that road in any of my Ada photos from that angle. Somebody must have needed firewood..

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It's a gondola.
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Yea, ok, candyland in the house
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The rails are red.
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The top right corner is nuked.
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How about this one which got oversharpened:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...80&key=9073984
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It's the moire on the narrow stripes of the PRR, I am guessing. Solution is to deselect that area before sharpening.
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How about this one which got oversharpened:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...80&key=9073984
I'm surprised they didn't hit you with "composition/balance." Why so top heavy? What's going on below that you didn't want to include in the frame?
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I'm surprised they didn't hit you with "composition/balance." Why so top heavy? What's going on below that you didn't want to include in the frame?
Beat me to it, but to add onto what's already been said...what's so 'eye-catching' with the top heavy view vs a more even view?
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Solution is to deselect that area before sharpening.
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Do you have a technique or link to a tutorial that explains how to do this?
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I'm surprised they didn't hit you with "composition/balance." Why so top heavy? What's going on below that you didn't want to include in the frame?
Nothing, a road and some grass
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Nothing, a road and some grass
Personally, I love it as it is. Top heavy gives you the mountains and the house.
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Personally, I love it as it is. Top heavy gives you the mountains and the house.
And bad composition!

Tilting down just a hair would give the shot better overall balance. Even adding pixels to the bottom and leaving the top would go a long way.
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And bad composition!
In your opinion - we'll see what RP says.
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How about this one which got oversharpened:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...80&key=9073984

Too much sky. Move the train up in the frame (add some more of the road back).
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Before submitting, go 100% and analyze the whole frame. That will pick up softness and over sharpening jags. Based on my past experience with this site, that is what the screeners do in their SOP.
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And bad composition!

Tilting down just a hair would give the shot better overall balance. Even adding pixels to the bottom and leaving the top would go a long way.
Here it is right out of the camera, in case you think the foreground is interesting...

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