Old 07-16-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Ok... I get this is a little soft. Yeah, I can probably sharpen it a bit, but there are mitigating circumstances. I would expect a little understanding on the technical difficulties of shootin at F22 on a birght and sunny day at ISO 50 to capture motion blur on a train swaying side to side. Sometimes "soft" is the best that can be done under the circumstances. I still like this shot a lot. I've seen night shots and other even less sharp accepted. Don't get it.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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The blurry nameplate on the loco is the problem IMO. If you have an Adobe product, i.e. PSE or LR or PS, try doing some selective sharpening on the nameplate. Try sharpening using the Motion Blur feature.

The car railing from which you were on is sharp so the engine must have been rocking slightly when you took the picture. Good Luck too! Its a cool picture!
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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I do agree.....

I will see what I can do. I like the photo too much to give up on it. You are correct. I was standing, rather crouching, outside the rear of the coach. Both were swaying pretty good, but I was anchored to the coach. I have some sharp ones, but those were at a much faster shutter speed, so the lanscape isn't blurred. Though nice, they just don't have the effect this one has.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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Aside from the overall soft appearance of the photo, the empty sky on the left really detracts from the feel of the photo.

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Aside from the overall soft appearance of the photo, the empty sky on the left really detracts from the feel of the photo.

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Maybe you are just feeling empty..... Heritage Unit withdrawal maybe..... We seem to be getting quite a few up here in PA.
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I'm the last person you'll see excited over a certain type of locomotive

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This is why you make multiple exposures and fix it in post...
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Oh, I have plenty of exposures. Ill be spending a little time in Adobe tonight.
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This is why you make multiple exposures and fix it in post...
That is what is known as a fake.

Save illustrations for another site.

As for technical difficulties - admin does not seem to care about that, only the final result which in this case is justified. That's what makes a good pan /pace or pacing shot so impressive - that they are very hard to get perfect. And very easy to fake. Might as well put "Z28 SS" on your six cylinder Camaro.

The difficulty is not in shooting at f/22 nor ISO 50 (what camera are you using?), but rather, getting a sharp image of a moving train in motion that sways while shooting at a low shutter speed. If you do not like shooting at f/22 and ISO 50, get a neutral density filter.

Nice shot - would be killer if you could go even wider, or fisheye and eliminate the passenger car railings.

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That is what is known as a fake.

Save illustrations for another site.
Dont be so naive...
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Dont be so naive...
I didn't say it doesn't happen (nor gets the same degree of screening as does levelness), I was simply trying to discourage it.

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