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amtrakboy 03-03-2007 05:31 PM

Bad Cropping Reject--How?
Hi guys!!
I have here a photo, rejected for "bad cropping." I have an earlier photo that is very similar to this, which was accepted(photo ##173833). I cannot really see the difference between the two photos, insofar as cropping is concerned. All criticisms and comments much appreciated!! ;)


WisconsinCentral 03-03-2007 05:33 PM

My only guess would be too much sky. Lower it a little bit, see if that helps.


bnsf sammy 03-03-2007 05:36 PM

The two photos are very similar. It appears as though the rejection was taken closer to the station than the accepted version. As far as cropping goes on the reject, I can only think of additional space on the bottom of the frame. However, because the photos are so similar, I don't know if the reject is worth saving. I like the accepted version better, the passengers are farther away, which is less distracting than the reject.
Just my 2 cents. :)

Mike B. 03-03-2007 07:01 PM

The light is a bit lacking...

chris crook 03-07-2007 02:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mike B.
The light is a bit lacking...

How, exactly? Nose is lit, provides shape to the engine. The fact that the side of the train is dark draws the eye to the bright nose, and then to the passengers. They are an important part of the image, even if they are not made of steel.

Mike B. 03-07-2007 03:32 AM

I agree that the passengers are an important element to the photo. However, the train is the emphasis and should be better lit than it is. It would still be possible to have light on the side of the train as well as the passengers. It's not a bad photo, but when I saw it the first thing that came to mind was how much of it was dark.

Slopes09 03-07-2007 09:35 PM

It could be that you cut the passenger farthest to the left off at the waist.

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