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Old 05-01-2017, 09:19 PM   #14
Joseph Cermak
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Originally Posted by JRMDC View Post
Your shot is not just a head-on, it is a train coming around a curve. That makes it different; left is not the same as right. There is an implied motion of the subject.

The general "problem" or preference is for an off-center subject. I would say due to an increase in the perceived dynamism of the shot. See "rule of thirds". For a head-on subject centered is often appropriate, especially the tighter the crop.
How would you compose it then? It seems to me that the best way is to center it so that the rail curves inside the frame, leading from the bottom left corner towards the right. Adding more to the right would just add dead space I would think.
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