Old 03-17-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I had this shot rejected for two reasons:

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Can someone tell me where the sensor dust is, I really can't see it. And as for the blurry reason, I'm totally lost, everything looks sharp that is supposed to be sharp.

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Old 03-17-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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The sensor dust is in between the two radiator fans near the right of the locomotive. It's pretty sharp, except for the handrails on the very front.

What kills it for me is the distracting pole that couldn't of been positioned any worse.

I'd let this one go simply due to the pole. Good attempt, nonetheless.

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Old 03-17-2010, 01:14 AM   #3
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You can clone out the pole and the sensor dust fairly easily
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I found three dust spots. I reduced the gamma of the shot overall to find them, and then did adjustments on the spots to make them more visible for you.

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Thanks for the help, I guess I just didn't know what I was looking for. I'll get rid of the dust spots, but I think the pole's going to have to stay.
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The sensor dust is in between the two radiator fans near the right of the locomotive. It's pretty sharp, except for the handrails on the very front.

What kills it for me is the distracting pole that couldn't of been positioned any worse.

I'd let this one go simply due to the pole. Good attempt, nonetheless.

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Funny, I didn't see the pole. The white buildings and the cut off loco bothered me more.

But lately every picture I have suggested should be in the personal gets on RP!

So get rid of the spots, sharpen it, I bet it gets in!
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Funny, I didn't see the pole. The white buildings and the cut off loco bothered me more.
Different tastes. For me the buildings help make the picture, they keep it from being just another "roster pan" with dull background.

Too bad about the pole. Can you go back and stand a few yards to the left?
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Thanks for all the help guys. I didn't find the pole to be too distracting, and the bit of downtown was kind of the purpose for taking it as I did.
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Thanks for all the help guys. I didn't find the pole to be too distracting, and the bit of downtown was kind of the purpose for taking it as I did.
Yep. To me, the blurred pole and buildings add to the shot. You need something to blur in a pan shot other than the ballast. The pole could have been placed somewhere else, but if I had seen the shot before others commented on the pole, I doubt it would have stood out for me. Nicely done!
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Funny, I didn't see the pole. The white buildings and the cut off loco bothered me more.

But lately every picture I have suggested should be in the personal gets on RP!

So get rid of the spots, sharpen it, I bet it gets in!
I now guarantee my commenting will result in acceptance...

I will be charging for my services soon...$200 per shot or so, somewhere in there I think.

BTW, congrats on getting in Todd!

PS Thanks for bringing back up the 9313 shot Jim. Great to see it again. Man, that is outstanding stuff!
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PS Thanks for bringing back up the 9313 shot Jim. Great to see it again. Man, that is outstanding stuff!
It's good to have cruise control and a friend in the passenger seat to take the wheel when you're driving and want to take a pacing shot.
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I just knew you were a crazy red eye dog...
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