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Conrail6707 04-28-2005 07:22 PM

I just got this rejection. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=119422

Doesn't look blurry to me. :confused:

busyEMT 04-28-2005 07:28 PM

Needs a touch of Unsharpen Mask (USM). Look to the number boards for an idea.

kooi2017 04-28-2005 07:55 PM

It does seem a bit soft to me. It could easliy be corrected with a bit of sharpening. There's a program you can download for free called neat image that is great at touching up soft, slightly out of focus, or grainy shots.
www.neatimage.com if you want to check it out.
It's a very nicely composed shot, and with a little bit of touch up it should be accepted no problem.

RJSorensen 04-28-2005 09:01 PM

I have this happen to me . . . the time between the focus lock and the picture being taken is enough with fast moving trains or slow shots that you get out of the 'sharp' zone some.

Conrail6707 04-28-2005 09:48 PM

I tried two more times:

Blurry (again)

Too much grain

busyEMT 04-28-2005 09:52 PM

Chalk this one up to camera movement blur. If the pic is soft, there is a good chance you can sharpen it enough. But if the shutter speed allows for a blurry picture, you can't fix that on the computer.

The more you sharpen, the grainier it will get.

oltmannd 04-29-2005 01:27 PM

I agree with the "camera shook" diagnosis. Might look OK on a 4x6 print, but it's too visible here. If you're racked out that far on the tele, you gotta have shutter speed north of 1/500th or otherwise have a rock solid support.

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