Old 08-15-2006, 04:22 AM   #1
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Is this really "Soft"? The number boards look pretty good to my eye's, old as they are.
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Old 08-15-2006, 04:40 AM   #2
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Is this really "Soft"? The number boards look pretty good to my eye's, old as they are.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=278923

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Its a tad to soft and I'd play around with the contrast as well get some shadows to appear where the trucks seem to be blended together. That last part is just a suggestion but yes it is soft.
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In response to both... I've had problems with sweet light in the evening. The photo is soft, I don't know if adjusting the elements of the photo will do any justice though, as in my eyes this appears a very sweet even light with some glow. I love those kinda shots! Though minimal, the photo is soft. Also minimal is the shadows across the tracks, a little distracting, but not too bad.

I'd sharpen slightly and resubmit.

Look at the numbers on the second unit, they are obviously soft. I really like this shot as is (besides the slight softness), but, IMO, I would like a little wider crop. ...but the wider you go, the more shadow you'll have.

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Its a tad to soft and I'd play around with the contrast as well get some shadows to appear where the trucks seem to be blended together. That last part is just a suggestion but yes it is soft.
Andrew was spot on with is suggestion, I had a play with the levels and the improvement to the image was quite remarkable, throw in a little bit of tweak to the sharpening and your image comes up treat.

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The number boards look sharp enough ,
but the rare of the second train look soft ,
it maybe cause by the lighting of the photo .
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Christine's edit looks awesome, and would definitely be acceptable! Thanks Christine!
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The gods have spoken! Go for it!
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:07 PM   #8
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Tweaked the sharpness and lo and behold.........
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=155145
Guess I had better start wearing those glasses

Once again the input gained is invaluable, THANKS

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I would like a little wider crop. ...
I agree Chris. The view of tracks and trains from this position is almost double what you see in the PIC. The issue is poles and wires. The above shot has a wire running just below the bottom crop and a pole just to the right. This is quite a long bridge and you can shoot above, below or between the wires depending on where your standing. Perhaps some day I'll learn how to remove those objects digitaly and get a shot that shows the scene in its entirety.
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Perhaps some day I'll learn how to remove those objects digitaly and get a shot that shows the scene in its entirety.
Be prepared, you're gonna have a lecture one catching history in the now. Check out some of the previous threads about removing objects in PS.
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Be prepared, you're gonna have a lecture one catching history in the now. Check out some of the previous threads about removing objects in PS.
Yeah, I was gonna comment, but there's plenty of other places where I've voiced my opinions on removing objects from shots...
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I'm glad that I only said "perhaps some day" I'm not that photographically talented anyways so I think it's safe to say my photo's will be secure from to much digital manipulation
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Found this in the Photo Submission Guidelines:

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The purpose of our website is to display genuine, authentic photographs of trains and railroad related scenes. Bearing this in mind, digital manipulation of photographs (beyond standard post-processing techniques such as levelling, sharpening, dust removal, etc.) is not permitted on photographs submitted to RailPictures.Net.
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Christine's edit looks awesome, and would definitely be acceptable! Thanks Christine!
I'm blushing
Now if I could only translate that into my photos I'd be happy.

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Tweaked the sharpness and lo and behold.........
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=155145
Guess I had better start wearing those glasses

Once again the input gained is invaluable, THANKS
Glad it made it into the database.
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