Old 02-01-2007, 01:32 AM   #1
BR549
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 68
Default Sharpening Suggestions please

Had the oppurtunity to take a shot from atop the Hudson River swingbridge in Albany, NY at CSX's Lab Tower. The shot was rejected account needed sharpening. I attemtped to sharpen the image the best I could and got rejected again. Any ideas or suggestions please? Thanks in advance.

www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=332701 <-- 1st attempt

www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=332805 <-- 2nd attempt
BR549 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 02:14 AM   #2
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

Tough one. The screener may have said both blur and sharpening because the source of the problem is unclear. You may have some motion blur on the engine - the knuckle and front look a bit soft - in that case nothing to be done but reshoot. It's not bad, it's just not quite there. I'd play around with it some more if you can. And see what others say.
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #3
BR549
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 68
Default thanks for the advice

I was afraid you were going to say that. But you're right. I just don't know when I'll ever get the chance to get to that vantage point again. Thanks for the reply anyhow. I'll keep trying.
BR549 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
bah
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 10
Default

I can't notice a difference between the two after sharpening. Different angle than what we normally see.
bah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 08:21 PM   #5
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BR549
I was afraid you were going to say that. But you're right. I just don't know when I'll ever get the chance to get to that vantage point again.

That is always so frustrating! I've got more than a few like that in my collection.
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
Save The Wave
trainchaser.us
 
Save The Wave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Evansville IN
Posts: 357
Send a message via MSN to Save The Wave
Default

It appears to me the camera mis-focused,or you used too long of an exposure, leaving the engine slightly blurry. Even if it were spot on though, don't see that angle getting accepted. Too much of the engine covered up.
__________________
You give me a golf cart, a 12 pack and a lake, I'll show you how to have fun all day - Comedian Greg Hahn

The good, the bad and the ugly. My railpics
Save The Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 10:40 PM   #7
EdM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 52
Default

my best guess is camera shake .. One of the few times when only a higher shutter speed, not a tripod, will fix the problem (bet the bridge was shaking).. rule of thumb as I stated elsewhere, shutter speed should be at least as fast as the lens focal length.. Looking at the photo, one cannot find one area, foreground or background that is sharp, hence either camera shake or dirty lens. Again, a guess, but I suspect, a good one. EdM Might also be an inexpensive camera (low pixel count), in that case it is the best that can be done.. btw, I would KILL to get up there...great location, shot framed by bridge, etc etc.. great shot..

Last edited by EdM; 02-02-2007 at 10:52 PM.
EdM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.