Old 04-11-2005, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default Locomotive Exhaust = Too Soft?

I recently submitted a few photos in which the locomotive exhaust resulted in the photos being rejected as too soft. I think locomotive exhaust in some photos can effectively show how hard the locomotive is working to pull a heavy load, but I can see why they might be seen as soft even if the foreground is sharp. Is there any way I can sharpen the background behind the exhaust in these photos, or are they unable to be saved? Let me know what you think! Thanks!!

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Old 04-11-2005, 05:12 AM   #2
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the locomotive exhaust resulted in the photos being rejected as too soft. I think locomotive exhaust in some photos can effectively show how hard the locomotive is working to pull a heavy load, but I can see why they might be seen as soft even if the foreground is sharp.
Yes, it can show how hard a locomotive is pulling. However, the photos are slightly out of focus to begin with. The exhaust isn't doing a thing to them.
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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I just can't seem to capture good exhaust (i.e. heat). I guess it's time for better glass...
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:01 PM   #4
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The picture itself is soft, it almost looks like a photo illustration at first glance. Try sharpening the whole picture.

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Old 04-11-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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The exhaust is better contrasted by a sharp picture:

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