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Old 06-13-2007, 08:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ken45
I know that the positioning of the train isn't centered on the photo, but it doesn't really look too terrible this way, at least to me, and I rather like it. Maybe it's just me, but it seems silly to specify exactly where the train should be located on a photo. ]
I'd remove some of the sky at the top, that's the excessive dead space, and then it looks good to me. It isn't that the train isn't centered, but rather that it is too close to the center, in the vertical dimension. It's a rule of thirds issue, which RP may simply have a stronger preference for than you do. And they are not saying "exactly" but they are saying that in their opinion (and mine) it would look better if the train were located elsewhere.
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