Old 09-14-2017, 02:07 PM   #126
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Also, what the heck is this???

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Old 09-14-2017, 03:37 PM   #127
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:48 PM   #128
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A headscratcher indeed.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:54 PM   #129
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The BEST railroad photos on the net ! What else ???
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:00 PM   #130
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What's so awful about it?

I could see David P. Morgan of Trains using that one. They once featured a catch of 4 trains at once on Horseshoe Curve.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:05 PM   #131
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What's so awful about it?

I could see David P. Morgan of Trains using that one. They once featured a catch of 4 trains at once on Horseshoe Curve.
Nothing is particularly "awful" about it, but by RP standards this should have been rejected for blurry, going away, cloudy, maybe composition, etc etc.
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:16 AM   #132
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What's so awful about it?

I could see David P. Morgan of Trains using that one. They once featured a catch of 4 trains at once on Horseshoe Curve.
I think it's pretty awful. Deservant of this thread.

Horrible lighting, not particular interesting subject matter or framing or cropping, blurry (look at the number boards on the trailing unit). It's junk.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:13 PM   #133
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Anyone else think this is level?

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Old 09-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #134
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Nope. And there is some serious blurring in the top left...
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:29 PM   #135
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Not even close to level.

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Old 09-19-2017, 05:36 PM   #136
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Unlevel, blurry, and foreground obstruction. Why the hell didn't he capture the locomotive in the clearing???

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Here's the EXIF that RP is showing:

ApertureFNumber f/4.5
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ExposureTime 1/640
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Flash 16
FocalLength 18/1

I'm scratching my head as to why the image appears so blurry. 1/640th should have stopped the action nicely, as long as the camera was being held reasonably still. Even a cheap kit lens these days should produce better results than that. I also wonder why it was shot at f/4.5 in what appears to be bright sun? Just looking at it, I'd be thinking 1/640th @ f/8, 200 ISO. It may have been shot in some sort of auto-exposure mode.

With regard to Jim's comment about the foreground obstruction, that's clearly an experience thing. The more experience a person has, the more they learn to actually see and evaluate the details in the viewfinder vs. just pointing and releasing the shutter. I probably would have shot a burst here, in order to get the rods up or down. On a steam engine, the least pleasing position for the side-rods is completely centered. I pretty much delete all such frames unless I have nothing else.

Overall, I am guessing that this was a grab-shot.....hastily pointed and shot. I think that theory would explain a lot.
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Here's the EXIF that RP is showing:

ApertureFNumber f/4.5
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ExposureTime 1/640
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Flash 16
FocalLength 18/1

I'm scratching my head as to why the image appears so blurry. 1/640th should have stopped the action nicely, as long as the camera was being held reasonably still. Even a cheap kit lens these days should produce better results than that. I also wonder why it was shot at f/4.5 in what appears to be bright sun? Just looking at it, I'd be thinking 1/640th @ f/8, 200 ISO. It may have been shot in some sort of auto-exposure mode.
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I was also there when this was shot and the settings you suggested are pretty close to what I used. The lighting was essentially perfect at the time so the only reason that exif would make sense is if it was just taken on auto. But you are right, as the 1/640 doesn't make sense why it is so blurry.
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Looks like a good ol fashioned F-up on the focus IMO

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Looks like a good ol fashioned F-up on the focus IMO

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That's a another good possibility. Some folks either elect to use the camera's dynamic focusing functions, or use it because that's the default and they never learned how to use single-point AF. It's not a bad option when photographing aircraft in flight, but when shooting trains or other things on the ground, there are just too many possible things that the AF could lock onto.
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Here are three comically bad ones I've been meaning to post for a few weeks (apologize if someone else already got them):

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Here are three comically bad ones I've been meaning to post for a few weeks (apologize if someone else already got them):

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I seem to be missing what makes these "comically bad" The third one may have some bad color issues but not as bad as some earlier in this thread.
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Wow, that really sucks for that photographer, because it's a nice location. Real missed opportunity. But yeah, it's unlevel and blurry. Or OOF on the left frame, not sure what happened there. It's happened to all of us at some point. But it got on. Amazing what scrutiny some pics get and others don't.
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Amazing what scrutiny some pics get and others don't.
Screening on a smartphone?
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I think the whole image is out of focus. Not sure why you would do it here but at night I often prefocus and then put it on manual. If you nudge focus ring slightly or even move camera around too much it will be messed up. Likewise if you take a manual focus just prior and forget to return to auto. Nikon auto focus standard is not to shoot unless focus is confirmed but that can be over ridden, not sure about Canon if there is an over ride. But if we only focus(smile) on counts and favorites then it did OK.

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A little lighthearted to see this at the top. Bob
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Wow, that really sucks for that photographer, because it's a nice location. Real missed opportunity. But yeah, it's unlevel and blurry. Or OOF on the left frame, not sure what happened there. It's happened to all of us at some point. But it got on. Amazing what scrutiny some pics get and others don't.
Here's the thing..... I'm not sure why the photographer didn't catch it...or why he hasn't pulled it down in favor of another frame, assuming he shot any. My goal when I submit is to make it easy for the screener to say yes. I can't tell you how many images I've pulled out of the queue for a tweak or two after I saw what they looked like in RP format. In my mind, I'm the screener who's opinion matters most.
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Here's the thing..... I'm not sure why the photographer didn't catch it...or why he hasn't pulled it down in favor of another frame, assuming he shot any. My goal when I submit is to make it easy for the screener to say yes. I can't tell you how many images I've pulled out of the queue for a tweak or two after I saw what they looked like in RP format. In my mind, I'm the screener who's opinion matters most.
I'm guilty of submitting shots which I borked the exposure or focus on too, i'm sure most of us have done it at some point. I'm not saying he should have submitted it or not, probably shouldnt have, but i'm saying it sucked it happened. You have to assume he doesn't have another usable frame.
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A little lighthearted to see this at the top. Bob
I think this is one of those cases where people click on it out of pure curiosity. I don't know why the author couldn't have shot it at a time with proper lighting though.
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What in lens distortion?
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