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matt 09-06-2007 08:19 PM

Cropping advice

Any hints on a better crop?

WKUrailfan 09-06-2007 09:45 PM

Try cropping in from the left to the steeple, and taking a little sky off the top. I think the screeners want to feel like the train is closer, but I wouldn't sacrifice the atmosphere of the shot (steeples, curve of the tracks) for the acceptance. Good luck.

a231pacific 09-07-2007 12:45 AM

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My guess is they didn't like the little bit of track showing in the lower left. Try this and see what you think.

Michael Allen

JRMDC 09-07-2007 12:50 AM

Michael, I see what you are trying to do, but don't care for the result. The tighter crop puts a lot of emphasis on an area combining a nose in shadow and a background just to the right in shadow. The rest of the photo looks better, but the focal point looks worse.

Frankly, I think it needs a reshoot. I would suggest shooting a bit earlier so one can fully see the two churches in the background. And a time of day when there is full nose light. Getting some elevation, say on a ladder, would be a welcome bonus.

matt 09-07-2007 08:28 PM


Any ideas for this?

Freericks 09-07-2007 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by matt

Put the nose of the train on the left of the frame. You have a lot of dead space on the left side of the frame as it is now.

matt 09-10-2007 07:05 PM

Hmm, seem to be getting a lot of bad-cropping rejections at the moment

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1150722962 - Not cropped

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=226075538 - cropped

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