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Smoke 01-18-2010 05:47 AM

C&c
 
This one got dinged for compositiong and cropping. I am not the best at seeing what the screener wants. Any suggestions for this one?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=664889102

Thanks!
-Andrew

Chase55671 01-18-2010 06:09 AM

Why did you do a vertical? I think, with this type of angle, a horizontal crop, or in other words, a landscape composition would be more appealing. Place the tree in the left part of the frame and the train in the right of the frame. This way, you wouldn't have a large portion of dead space in the foreground.

Chase

Joe the Photog 01-18-2010 06:23 AM

I think this angle in better lighting condistions with a landscape shot could actually work with the train further up in the frame. At quick glance, it looks like technically the photograph is nice. But the lighting (light on other side of train) cropping (vertically, not landscape) and composition (train too far away) will keep this one off RP.

travsirocz 01-18-2010 06:31 PM

No need to show the whole tree on the left, crop down the center of tree and across the bottom.

Smoke 01-18-2010 07:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chase55671 (Post 108034)
Why did you do a vertical?
Chase

It was my only option really. With a landscape shot the tree on the left was in the way, and I couldn't get closer or I would have been trespassing.

Quote:

No need to show the whole tree on the left, crop down the center of tree and across the bottom.
Something like this?

Dennis A. Livesey 01-18-2010 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoke (Post 108070)
It was my only option really. With a landscape shot the tree on the left was in the way, and I couldn't get closer or I would have been trespassing.



Something like this?

Much better on it's own but too square for RP.

Smoke 01-19-2010 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey (Post 108072)
Much better on it's own but too square for RP.

Thans for the advice! I'll rework it once more and see if I can come up with anything RP worthy.

-Andrew

troy12n 01-19-2010 12:54 PM

Light is on the wrong side of the train, you have a tree blocking part of the second locomotive, the crop is too square. Thats a good start...

I think it could work if a couple other things fell in line

John Fladung 01-19-2010 04:20 PM

Nice attempt. Do you have any that show the power of the train a little closer to you or is closer to the left of the frame? I find that big gap between the trees a bit distracting especially since there is a tree blocking the second unit as stated in the post before me. That darn wire is a bit distracting as well IMO.

Joe the Photog 01-19-2010 04:32 PM

Go back and shot it again. Take a zoom lens. If you're zoomed in all the way on this shot aready, crop down. I don't see this shot getting onto RP.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 108036)
I think this angle in better lighting condistions with a landscape shot could actually work with the train further up in the frame. At quick glance, it looks like technically the photograph is nice. But the lighting (light on other side of train) cropping (vertically, not landscape) and composition (train too far away) will keep this one off RP.


Smoke 01-23-2010 06:44 AM

I reworked it and came up with this...
[photoid=311634]

Dennis A. Livesey 01-24-2010 01:31 PM

Congrats Andrew!


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