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mtrails 08-21-2005 01:21 AM

Bad cropping and such
 
This photo was originaly rejected for not being closer to 800x600. After re-cropping, rejected for bad angle. On third attempt (see link), I changed the crop verticaly (less sky), and horizontaly (more of facing train), and now bad cropping. Any suggestions, comments?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=157235

jweber33 08-21-2005 02:06 AM

Pesky wires
 
Try and take as much of the wire as you can. This reminded me of a similar photo of mine, where I had to crop a lot to get distracting wires/telephone poles/street lights out of the picture from both sides.

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Chris Starnes 08-21-2005 02:13 AM

Jweber makes a good suggestion.

Rather than cropping the image, wouldn't it have been easier to step a couple of steps closer to the tracks and get under the wires to avoid them being in the shot?

Ween 08-21-2005 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Starnes
Jweber makes a good suggestion.

Rather than cropping the image, wouldn't it have been easier to step a couple of steps closer to the tracks and get under the wires to avoid them being in the shot?

Or if you're Caleb, just go ahead and clone them out!!!!:)

cmherndon 08-21-2005 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ween
Or if you're Caleb, just go ahead and clone them out!!!!

Hey, Photoshop works wonders for that sort of thing.

jweber33 08-21-2005 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Starnes
Rather than cropping the image, wouldn't it have been easier to step a couple of steps closer to the tracks and get under the wires to avoid them being in the shot?

Even better suggestion, but sometimes trains sneak up on you, or sometimes it isn't feasible?

bnsf sammy 08-21-2005 03:17 PM

but for this photo as far as cropping goes, i would crop out the wire for sure, maybe some of the sky and for sure some of the brush below. good shot, i like it.

mtrails 08-21-2005 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnsf sammy
but for this photo as far as cropping goes, i would crop out the wire for sure, maybe some of the sky and for sure some of the brush below. good shot, i like it.

Well, that's why the photo was originaly cropped at less than 600 pixels high.

Yes, being closer would have helped, but with the sun angle directly at the side, I chose this angle instead, and figured I would have enough room to crop out the wire. Oh well, I'll keep for my personal collection.

Thanks for your comment's everyone.

mtrails 08-21-2005 09:49 PM

I'm probably beating a dead horse now, but played with the cropping some more to see what kind of photo I would get, working the wire out of the photo as much as possible, and this is the best I could come up with, though the photo still wouldn't look right.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris Starnes
Rather than cropping the image, wouldn't it have been easier to step a couple of steps closer to the tracks and get under the wires to avoid them being in the shot?

I probably could have achieved the same angle, with just a few steps closer... something to learn from. Thanks.
http://www.geocities.com/montana_rails/option2.jpg

It's too bad this meet didn't happen at least an hour earlier, it would have had better lighting conditions.


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