Old 09-18-2009, 11:12 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on these 2 rejects. Was trying to capture the lake and mountains as a scene with the train so was looking for the extra space on left and right to get these features.

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=647091049


Photo got rejected for bad crop so I assumed the foreground was the issue and tightened that along with the right, wanting to preserve the lake view on the left. New crop got rejected and appeal was denied for too much dead space on left. I have a tighter tele view I took but to me its lacking once the broader view of mountains and lake are cut out and it becomes more or less just a picture of the nose of an engine. So I am not sure what to do with this location in the future if I return.

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Old 09-18-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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John,

On the second rejection, you can lose a bit off the left (and the right as well), and some off the top and it will still be a nice scene that you might have a chance of getting on, in my opinion.

Now, as for your question about the next time you go there, elevation is the key. A stepladder, even a small one, will still allow more of the lake to be seen, bringing it out.

I didn't realize Guilford (it'll never be Pam Am to me) came into North Bennington to interchange. I thought Vermont Railway dropped the cars in Hoosick Jct.? Nice shot.

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Old 09-18-2009, 11:35 PM   #3
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Both rejections were for 'balance'. I like the scenery, but your train is pretty centered in both.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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John,

Chris is definitely on to something...this might be pushing it for cropping, but I'd try for something like this. The train fills the frame better, you get the mountains in the background, the lake, and I also feel the crossbuck and bit of a road to the right add some additional character to the shot.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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Glad to see you got a shot from this spot accepted, John. Love the location, as well as the boaters in the background.

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Old 10-01-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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Thanks Chris and thanks for everyone's input on this shot.

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