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bnsfnut4924
04-19-2007, 07:22 AM
This just got rejected partly for bad cropping. I was wondering how should I crop this? This is cropped from the origninal image, so should I put more space in or take some out, and from where?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=362798
Thanks.

Ween
04-19-2007, 07:36 AM
This shot violates "The Rule of Thirds." The subject (BNSF 2836) is smack dab in the middle of the shot, a general no-no. Put the train on more of a 1/3 line; you can do this by cutting off some of the left and the bottom. Or go vertical. Good luck!

bnsfnut4924
04-19-2007, 07:37 AM
Thanks for the suggestion Ween, I'll give it a try.

bnsfnut4924
04-19-2007, 08:49 AM
I was thinking about it, and started wondering, could I use the original image?
or is there too much dead space?

JRMDC
04-19-2007, 11:21 AM
Way too much dead space in the uncropped, in my view.

Also, for next time, it is too bad you cut off part of the crane/lift thing in the intermodal yard - it would make a nice 2nd element in the picture.