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Noise and Oversharp?

Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:01 pm

I just had this rejected for: ... ecbbde6a57


Is it really that bad? I understand the underexposed, and can brighten it up. The quality I'm not exactly sure, since I resized to 1200 wide from over 5000 wide. But noise? This was taken with a 5D mark IV, at ISO400 and I did two passes of noise reduction on it, once during RAW conversion and once with Neat Image. Please, where is this noise? I find it hard to see this camera generating much noise at this low ISO (for a full frame). Same with oversharpened. I edited this photo and applied NO sharpening at all. Not before resizing, not after. How can it be oversharpened? It came out sharp and in focus straight out of the camera so I didn't see any need to sharpen. Have we reached a point where an actual sharp, in focus photo is now rejectable? How can I "desharpen" the photo?
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Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:39 pm

It's not noisy, but it looks blurry. I realize this wasn't mentioned in the rejection, but that's what I'm seeing.
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Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:46 pm

I think the main issue that really affects this image is the angle of the sun. Also interested to know the f stop used. Blurry on the back half is what I am seeing. Makes me wonder if it is due to exhaust or from a lack of depth of field.
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Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:24 pm

It was taken at f/9.0. The blurry in the back part is definitely due to exhaust. It can be seen in the original unedited version. The angle of the sun is no ideal, but shouldn't affect noise and sharpness. Technically the sun was still on "my side" although it was definitely approaching centreline angle. It is definitely not worse than the sun on this photo:

I guess I will try and re-edit, and reupload but I wanted to make sure I'm not going crazy because I'm not seeing noise anywhere.
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Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:41 pm

I don't see any noise and I don't think it's under exposed. Matter of opinion I guess. I've seen worse photos accepted.

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