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Old 03-13-2018, 02:36 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Reinhard View Post
I got two consecutive rejections:

7:00 PM EST - 1st undersharpened:

8:00 PM EST - 2nd too much noise:

Obviously the same screener. I have resharpened the second image fractional and very moderately (no catenary sharpening). What to do?

Trailing tender in front, could that be the main issue?
I'd re-work the original either the RAW file or original image, make sure everything is sharp from the handrails to the carriages. Keep an eye on your noise and make sure your sharpening doesn't give it the noisy look.

Unsure of your software, but I'd use the smart sharpen option as opposed to USM or some other preset that may result in unnecessary noise. According to your EXIF, you're shooting with Nikon SLRs, so quality/noise shouldn't be a major issue.
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