Old 01-24-2012, 11:42 PM   #51
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blurry/undersharpened also
According to them, it's now OVERsharpened.

Still unlevel.

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more CW or CCW?
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #52
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it needs to go ccw
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #53
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I'd say rotate it CCW about 1.2 degrees.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:16 AM   #54
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(I'm referring to the posted rejection right before your latest one)
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As of the last reject, I rotated it 1.0 from the original. Adding 1.2 more?, even off the second to last would make it 1.9. I will try it, what the heck. I dont see the oversharpened.
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The verticals all look pretty level on this last one. Instead of sharpening, it looks a lot better with more contrast.

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I do wish they were more flexible on the cut-off of the rear of the train. Here, the last two cars, maybe the last three cars, contribute nothing. I'd rather see them cropped, and some of the sky, and strengthen the impact of the power and reflection. My sense is that most people feel strongly about having the trailing train cut off naturally; I agree only partially and I think that is too strict a principle, it should be overriden more often.
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I do wish they were more flexible on the cut-off of the rear of the train. Here, the last two cars, maybe the last three cars, contribute nothing. I'd rather see them cropped, and some of the sky, and strengthen the impact of the power and reflection. My sense is that most people feel strongly about having the trailing train cut off naturally; I agree only partially and I think that is too strict a principle, it should be overriden more often.
I feel the same way on this photo. I only left them on because people see to frown apon "cutting off the end of the train". This lens is kind of soft at the corners, and it shows here.
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I do wish they were more flexible on the cut-off of the rear of the train. Here, the last two cars, maybe the last three cars, contribute nothing. I'd rather see them cropped, and some of the sky, and strengthen the impact of the power and reflection. My sense is that most people feel strongly about having the trailing train cut off naturally; I agree only partially and I think that is too strict a principle, it should be overriden more often.
I'd overlook the cut off cars on a crop if that meant the nose of the loco wasn't touching the utility tower. Why'd you let that happen, Troy? You really don't have an earlier frame to work with?
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I'd overlook the cut off cars on a crop if that meant the nose of the loco wasn't touching the utility tower. Why'd you let that happen, Troy? You really don't have an earlier frame to work with?
I do, it's not as close to the tower as I would have liked.
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I do, it's not as close to the tower as I would have liked.
Machine-gunning with the 5D sucks, doesn't it. I've been using my 60D more often because of the faster frame rate. I'm really OCD about the perfect placement of a train in the scene.
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Machine-gunning with the 5D sucks, doesn't it.
Yea, that's one of the few things about the 5d that blows. But with my 40d, the 17-40 is not as wide as I like.
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I do it sniper style. 1 click, one kill.

Of course I dont have a choice with the XS..

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I do it sniper style. 1 click, one kill.

Of course I dont have a choice with the XS..

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When using the 5D, it's generally one click for me. But it's just so tempting to machine-gun with the faster frame rate of the 60D.
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With a 40D I will go to the crutch of machine gunning (which I couldn't do on my XT as well). The problem with this technique is that I find I get the train before the spot I want it and after the spot I want it. I also instinctually tend to panic and zoom out too wide.

While my saying this is sort of like an alcoholic saying drinking is bad, I have to say Loyd's system seems smarter to me.
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I started over and submitted a earlier frame.
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Looks great, Troy... Is that a fake Eifell Tower?
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Looks great, Troy... Is that a fake Eifell Tower?
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Good choice, Troy. I like seeing the train clear of the tower.
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...I have to say Loyd's system seems smarter to me.
In theory, yes. But then you get someone like me with an itchy trigger finger and I either push the shutter too soon or too late (too late has happened more often, which then results in me dropping F-bombs ).
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That's good one, Troy.
I clearly lost that argument over there. But I guess it's better than the same 2 or 3 people arguing over the merits of film vs digital, or ex-lax versus metamucil or whatever they mostly discuss.
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I clearly lost that argument over there. But I guess it's better than the same 2 or 3 people arguing over the merits of film vs digital, or ex-lax versus metamucil or whatever they mostly discuss.
I remember making fun of age... when I was 19. Just another folly of youth. Can't say I did it in my thirties.
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I remember making fun of age... when I was 19. Just another folly of youth. Can't say I did it in my thirties.
You know what, they are pretty quick to throw jabs too. Especially Howard. They are all uber stubborn and I chose to highlight that by making the "blue hair" comment. It's their list and they can do what they want. It's kind of taken a life of it's own at this point, the story of the naked pictures email from the psycho AOL chick made it worth it for me.
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