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Dave Schauer 03-18-2013 01:56 PM

More Bad Crop Mystery
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...83&key=7186439
This one has me scratching my head. Uploaded and received a bad composition/bad crop rejection. The subject matter is centered almost evenly and there is a nice margin of space around all sides. Appealed and used the logic that this should be treated as a solid roster-type shot where it is centered, sunny and a nice 3/4 angle. Rejected without comment. I could understand if the snow blast was heavy and weighted to the right side, but it was directed at the camera. Suggestions?

KevinM 03-18-2013 02:53 PM

Hi Dave,

Can you go a little wider and get some more on top, while keeping the bottom as-is? Historically, RP has shown a dislike for images with the subject centered vertically. There are no absolutes here, but I am fairly certain that if you work the subject more toward the lower third, you'll have a better shot at acceptance.

Chris Z 03-18-2013 03:10 PM

I want to say, go tighter.

Chris Z

Dave Schauer 03-18-2013 03:14 PM

Thanks Kevin. I know what you mean about RP liking shots weighted more to the sky (which drives me crazy) so yesterday when I received the first rejection for bad crop I did exactly what you said (wider view with more weight to the top). It came back as poor composition. Still scratching my head.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...50&key=6877089

bigbassloyd 03-18-2013 03:48 PM

It may or may not have an effect on the rejection reason, but I feel the going away composition isn't working without an impressive snow plume from the blower. I think a head on lit composition would look a little better.

Loyd L.

Mgoldman 03-18-2013 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Schauer (Post 164773)
The subject matter is centered almost evenly and there is a nice margin of space around all sides.

EXACTLY. BOTH images are centered. The second, for the most part, all you did was go wider, all four sides, still centered.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Schauer (Post 164773)
Appealed and used the logic that this should be treated as a solid roster-type shot where it is centered, sunny and a nice 3/4 angle. Rejected without comment.

Don't you hate that? 8 letters, so hard to type out... a courtesy you might expect on an appeal, especially for someone like yourself who has uploaded well over 1,500 images.

At the very least, you would think admin would add a new rejection - "Centered". Perhaps the most common unidentified rejection on RP.

/Mitch


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