Old 09-12-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Bad cropping, where did I go wrong.

I've seen very similar pics on here recently that are as tight a crop as mine, can someone tell me where I went wrong, also there is not much room to expand the cropping from the original, this crop is to Locophotos.com standards http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1109445644

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Old 09-12-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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I think it's cropped too tightly. A fine shot for Locophotos, not so much for here.

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Old 09-12-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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I agree with Loyd that it is a fine shot for Locophotos and their purposes, but maybe not so much here. It does add a possible wrinkle to my days plans. About to head out for destination unknown. Maybe this part of SC is calling me.
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Railpictures normally doesn't accept roster shots. That is a really nice roster shot though. Well done.
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^^^That's 100% false...
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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It's not that RailPictures doesn't accept roster shots, they're just very picky about them. I only have one on... it seems that conditions need to be nearly perfect to get one of those shots on.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:06 PM   #7
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I'd say its pretty close to perfect for a roster, bad screener or maybe if you have a little more room in the front?
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^^^That's 100% false...
Your right. I should have said they are very picky about them.
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Shouldn't all the photos that you want to put into a public gallery be as perfect as it can be?
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Shouldn't all the photos that you want to put into a public gallery be as perfect as it can be?
No Travis, everyone knows it's quantity over quality. duh



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Thanks for all the comebacks, the main reason I wanted to upload this shot is because its an ever more rare U18B, I state again that there have been recent uploads from others that are just as tight a crop as mine.
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Rare photo and a good photo are two different things. This site leans more towards quality. Do you have other angels? Please link me to some of the similar photos.
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Here ya go Travis

Also the angle of light is alot worse than mine on this one
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...337588&nseq=46

This one has a little more space to the right of the loco and is close to being a Hi Noon shot, and with a little bit of foliage in front of the fuel tank.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...337558&nseq=76

An older pic, but there are leaniancies towards older pics.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...337540&nseq=94

This one is cropped tighter than mine, overcast shot, but it still gets on here because its an old photo.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...337537&nseq=97

Cropped about the same as mine, but lighting is towards rear of loco, again an older pic.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...337536&nseq=98

Cropped tighter than mine.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...37531&nseq=103

Little bit more space around the loco on this one though, should I crop mine to about the spacing this one has.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...37529&nseq=105

All of these links to other people pics were accepted within the last week or so.
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I think the photo looks great. Take some off the bottom.
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... it seems that conditions need to be nearly perfect to get one of those shots on.
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If you notice most of the photos you linked to are shot in a way that is more straight on with a better angle to see the side. Your shot has an upward angle and bad angle to see the side. But if you must try that one again take off the bottom some and knock the saturation down just a hair.
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Hey guys, it made it on, I did like you said Coborn35, thanks for all the participation everyone, and thanks Travis for your advice too, all appreciated.
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Good job, glad to see it got on.
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Thanks nikos1, I even had to pull weeds so nothing would be in front of the fuel tank before I took the shot lol.
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