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need2foam 11-22-2019 04:08 PM

Big Boy cropping ideas
 
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I took this shot of 4014 earlier this week. I had the lens poked under the fence on a viaduct in an attempt to get the power lines out of the frame. I've tried cropping a couple of different ways. I'm curious if members have other ideas for cropping it or if I should just keep it as a good memory from chasing Big Boy. Thanks. 1/500 f8 ISO500 200mm

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bigbassloyd 11-22-2019 05:26 PM

I believe this one will be a memory for you. Perhaps a vertical 5:4 crop would produce a slightly better result, but verticals are generally poorly received here even when accepted. If you do attempt another crop though, make sure you rotate it around 1.5 degrees CCW before doing so.

Loyd L.

need2foam 11-22-2019 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd (Post 196039)
I believe this one will be a memory for you. Perhaps a vertical 5:4 crop would produce a slightly better result, but verticals are generally poorly received here even when accepted. If you do attempt another crop though, make sure you rotate it around 1.5 degrees CCW before doing so.

Loyd L.

Thanks a lot for taking a look, Loyd. I will straighten it and then put it in my file of good memories. Cloudy skies all day for the 4014 festivities in Kansas earlier this week. Sounds like it is dumping snow on Big Boy in western Kansas today so it could make for some more interesting shots if there is anyone out there chasing it.

RobJor 11-22-2019 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by need2foam (Post 196040)
Thanks a lot for taking a look, Loyd. I will straighten it and then put it in my file of good memories. Cloudy skies all day for the 4014 festivities in Kansas earlier this week. Sounds like it is dumping snow on Big Boy in western Kansas today so it could make for some more interesting shots if there is anyone out there chasing it.

Google Jolie Green Hays Daily News 4014. Some pretty decent basic snow photos and video but just like FB there was a good video and can't find it now.

Bob

miningcamper1 11-23-2019 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by RobJor (Post 196041)
"...there was a good video and can't find it now."

Try "our very own polar express".
Also "union pacific big boy in snow" gets a couple good hits on YouTube.

I wasn't expecting that string of covered hoppers tagging along with the special! :shock:

EMTRailfan 11-25-2019 02:57 PM

To answer the rejection reason given 'balance', the nose of Big Boy is smack dab in the center both vertically and horizontally, making your photo center weighted. Unless you have higher interest props surrounding your subject to supplement it, it should not be dead center, especially here.

need2foam 11-25-2019 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTRailfan (Post 196044)
To answer the rejection reason given 'balance', the nose of Big Boy is smack dab in the center both vertically and horizontally, making your photo center weighted. Unless you have higher interest props surrounding your subject to supplement it, it should not be dead center, especially here.

I tried re-cropping it a couple of ways but couldn't figure out a way to avoid that. I like the way the line of cars following Big Boy is distorted by the Schlieren effect here - wish I could have got more of that into the frame. I need to continue to "previsualize" how a shot will look when the train is in the frame. Not arguing with the rejection at all. Thanks for the input.


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