Old 08-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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I am seeking some guidance on this one. I get that it isn't in line with the rule of thirds, but I didn't want to crop out the signal on the left thinking added to the overall scene. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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I get that it isn't in line with the rule of thirds, but I didn't want to crop out the signal on the left thinking added to the overall scene. Any suggestions?
Do you have a later frame where the train is further to the left? If not, the signal is going to have to go to fall in line with what RP likes. You'll probably have to crop a lot off the top and bottom as well and I doubt you have the pixels left to do that. The Image Quality already looks to be suffering.
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What's going on with the blur on the right side of the screen? The light pole is especially noticeable.
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That is an excellent question. I wish I could tell you haha.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #5
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Try this:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/JMCphoto.jpg

The signal at bottom left doesn't contribute that much:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../JMCphoto2.jpg

If you want to keep the signal, crop to give it more space at bottom and left, if you have enough in your frame to do it.

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Too much sky, but the real problem is the image quality. Its unacceptable bad.
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Do you have a later frame where the train is further to the left? If not, the signal is going to have to go to fall in line with what RP likes. You'll probably have to crop a lot off the top and bottom as well and I doubt you have the pixels left to do that. The Image Quality already looks to be suffering.
I have a couple, but as Loyd would say, I was fornicated by a cloud.
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Thanks Bob. I'm going to give your advice a shot tonight.
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Too much sky, but the real problem is the image quality. Its unacceptable bad.
Well John, thanks for the comment. Perhaps your idea of unacceptable bad and the new RP standard of unacceptable bad just might differ enough that it'll make it in. Perhaps I can throw a watercolor filter on it for good measure
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Well John, thanks for the comment. Perhaps your idea of unacceptable bad and the new RP standard of unacceptable bad just might differ enough that it'll make it in. Perhaps I can throw a watercolor filter on it for good measure
I agree with John, the IQ of the shot looks weird on this end. My first thought was that it was a film scan.

At any rate, JMC, regardless of whether John (or I) are correct, what's with the (to my ear) sarcasm? This forum provides feedback. Sometimes it isn't what you want to hear, but there is no malicious intent.
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What's wrong with a little bit of sarcasm? I have definitely seen worse exchanges here, and mine was just smart ass, not malicious.

Perhaps I come from a different school of thought...where one just doesn't say "you're chewed up". Its more like "okay you're chewed up, but here's what we can do to fix it and move forward". Aren't these forums about learning as well?

When you say there is no malicious intent, you go out on a limb speaking for everyone. I have definitely seen jokesters and otherwise that like to push buttons. Perhaps it could just be folks that don't know how to address other people in a decent manner. One never quite knows on the other end of a computer screen.

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Perhaps I come from a different school of thought...where one just doesn't say "you're chewed up". Its more like "okay you're chewed up, but here's what we can do to fix it and move forward". Aren't these forums about learning as well?
I would of thought the sentiment "improve image quality" would have been self explanatory after the comment "image quality is unacceptable bad."

Direct and to the point... do they teach that in the Army or is that just a Navy thing?

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What's wrong with a little bit of sarcasm? I have definitely seen worse exchanges here, and mine was just smart ass, not malicious.
You seemed peeved. Apologies if you were not.

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It's a forum, and it should be clear to anyone that no one can speak for everyone. But I've been around the forum quite a bit over the years and have seen many photographers get lots and lots of help. Sure there can be a sharp tongue around her, but I will say again that none or extremely little of what goes on here is malicious, based on my years of observation and participation. To the point, yes. Sharped tongued? Oh yeah, sometimes. Do people sometimes not want to hear it, or don't expect that - gulp! - the screeners might be right, or that their photos aren't as good as they thought? Oh yeah, it happens.
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