Old 04-30-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Soft, or did they hit a wrong button...

I'm wondering what your guys assessment of this shot is. It was rejected as being soft, but I'm not seeing it. Could they have simply hit a wrong button, and meant to use a different rejection reason? The more I look at it, I could see them hitting it with the Composition rejection, but not for being soft...

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:14 AM   #2
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right now the nose is TDC so i'd crop left and bottom to get rid of partial track and out of focus ballast, get the nose in rule of thirds and train wrap to right even if obscured by parked cars. Then just add a little sharpening just to say you did and note the changes. if i smart sharpen first in PS i will add a little unsharp mask. lot of times, i don''t get it, and don't think anyone can tell the difference but it is part of that sharp as a tack thing. then hope for the best.

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Old 05-01-2019, 01:55 AM   #3
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Finally a post!!!

Kevin I'm gonna guess they could have hit it for something else as Bob alluded to. But, if you adjust the composition to flow better, then you're stuck with a relatively yawner of a shot because it's gonna be a nose and little else

Sharpness look adequate for me though.

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Old 05-01-2019, 04:44 AM   #4
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I get hit with undersharp rejections all the time. I always sharpen to what looks good to me and sharpen on export but still run into issues. Usually a bit more sharpness and resubmit is good to go, but I really don't have a good eye for what they're looking for in terms of sharpness.

With regard to this shot, it looks fine to me sharpness, if it was mine I'd try and early frame with the nose more head on if you have it. That should show more of the train going into the curve.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:34 PM   #5
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Not the most attractive location. And I always get rid of visible litter.

As for sharpening, you can always sharpen a bit more and see how it looks. You can always go back if it looks like too much.
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