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Krzysztof Dobrzanski
10-13-2005, 03:49 PM
I posted this photo: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=174197 and it was rejected for cropping (it wasn't cropped at all). Then I posted this one: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=174204 and the result was similar. How do you think should I correct it?

Frederick
10-13-2005, 08:10 PM
Cropping generally means how the photo is framed. The train isn't the most prominent thing in the picture... too much dead space.

Joe the Photog
10-13-2005, 08:30 PM
How are the screeners supposed to know that a shot wasn't cropped bdly, it was just framed poorly?


Joe

NicTrain35
10-13-2005, 09:08 PM
Cropping means that there is too much wasted space in the picture. If you crop your shot anymore, it may get too pixely. Nice shot, but that may be one best saved for the personal collection. I could be wrong. Some others will probably be able to help you more.

busyEMT
10-13-2005, 10:24 PM
Cropping generally means how the photo is framed. The train isn't the most prominent thing in the picture... too much dead space.
I think, generally, framing is what a photographer uses to border a the subject of a photo: [photoid=45587] the trees provide left and right hand edges which frame the subject. [photoid=65439] adds interesting and related material to take up the deadspace. Cropping is usually noted as a processing step to remove parts of a photograph.

Krzysztof, in my view, you don't need to show the whole tree just right of center. I would also cut off the foreground shadowed area. This will allow you to tighten up the sides. You could almost crop up to the last car of the train on the left; and, upto the blue pipe on the right. I like the brightness of the engine and the house against the green of the foliage.