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coborn35 05-05-2010 06:30 PM

Bad Cropping how?
Thanks guys!

Paolo Roffo 05-05-2010 06:44 PM

Fix the link so we can see the reject. I think the one here links to your Rejects page.

rathman11 05-05-2010 11:11 PM

I don't like how you cut off the storage line on the left hand side of the picture, as well as the tank car. Its a tad tighter on the right than in the first shot you are comparing it to but nothing too extreme, however, I would give it a little room if possible.

coborn35 05-06-2010 12:24 AM

Storage line? I assume you mean the MT's. I see what you mean, and I do have some room I will play with.

coborn35 05-06-2010 03:34 AM

Edited above.

Christopher Muller 05-06-2010 03:58 AM

Cut off the top 1/4 of the photo, and if you can go a little wider to the right you'll be golden... nice shot Max.

rathman11 05-06-2010 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 114080)
Storage line? I assume you mean the MT's. I see what you mean, and I do have some room I will play with.

Yes, the MT's. Sorry, brain fart. Been a rough couple of days, it was the first thing that came to mind with everything else going on. I agree with Chris, the version you like more needs some taken off the top.

coborn35 05-08-2010 05:56 PM

See Above.

GIZMO 05-10-2010 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by coborn35 (Post 114068)
Thanks guys!

Tremendous amount of good rolling stock here, consisting mostly of hopper cars, with a tremendous amount of uniformity which has a elegance all its own, indicating the nature of the business. IMO it would be most interesting to carry this theme a lot further, showing the magnitude and expanse of the operation, which would require showing more of the total length of the switch yard. There are apparently lots more rolling stock off camera, toward "six o'clock", yet the top 40% of the image seems wasted on a ho-hum sort of background and a so-so bunch of high clouds.

So you are shooting from "six o'clock" (enfilade) the length of the switch yard. Perhaps you are shooting from an overpass and that was the best angle, but if one could get an angle from "three o'clock" (especially) "or "nine o'clock" (possibly) with the nice elevation you have, you might be able to work in more of the motive power in addition to all the hopper cars. The high ground which I assume lies out at "nine o'clock" might help "cradle' or "embrace" the scene.

coborn35 05-10-2010 04:32 PM

Nice advice, but no such shot can be had.

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