Old 05-12-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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I submitted this shot and got dinged for 'bad cropping'... I wanted to leave the whole yard, and I wanted to leave as much sky possible because the bird...yes the bird looked pretty neat IMO....


http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=930529&key=0

Then, I cut out some of the yard and still got BC:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=826257193


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Old 05-12-2011, 08:58 PM   #2
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Looking at the first version, crop a little off the bottom and the left hand side, keeping the proportions abou the same. The second one is too narrow IMO.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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And while you're at it, you need a little bit of CW rotation . . .

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Old 05-12-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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I actually think they're crazy. I'd appeal. I don't see the Bad Cropping. The first version is my favorite of the two. FWIW, I don't see the unlevel either. If you appeal it, you might not want to appeal on the basis of they're crazy though.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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They may be reacting to irritating things at the margins. The second version gets rid of the distracting stuff on the left, good, but in cropping a bit on the right it creates a problem on the right edge, 2/3 up from the bottom. I would not crop on the right, or perhaps crop and PS out the spots of light there. I would crop a bit more from the bottom. I think you are close.

And then appeal Nice shot, well done! Great bird catch!
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FWIW, I don't see the unlevel either.
Check out the building and the poles in the middle of the yard. They're all leaning to the left.

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A little tight on the right I think.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:54 PM   #8
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Check out the building and the poles in the middle of the yard. They're all leaning to the left.
That's a good catch. It's hard to notice until it was pointed out. I'd say no more than 0.5% though.
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Taking into consideration what all has been said thus far...I have re-submitted the following for a second chance...

We'll see what happens...

The IQ looks a lot better too
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Its over sharpened, their is a huge halo around the bird.
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After getting dinged for 'Too Much Noise', I reduced the noise in PSE9. This is now in the Queue and it looks a hell of a lot better.

Let's see now...
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Its over sharpened, their is a huge halo around the bird.
It could have come from Heaven.

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I think it's a little tight on both sides now. The yard seems cramped. I know you wanted to cut out some of the "clutter" to the sides, but now, in my opinion, it might look worse this way.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=338724899

O boy, I reduced the noise 2x... ugh
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:27 AM   #15
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Yes that is a great shot. Did you stumble upon that scene or were you staked out waiting for it?
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Very nice! I like it.
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Yes that is a great shot. Did you stumble upon that scene or were you staked out waiting for it?
I sort of stumbled upon it, but here's the story:


I was out cruising around town, not even really railfanning, when I decided to check and see what was all in the yard. So, I went to the West End...nothing. Then I took my little secret road that loops around the yard to the East End. I was coming upon the CNC overpass when I saw this train headed South. So I looked further down to see if I could see the power and when I saw the the two A/C units on top of the cab I knew it was an SD50-3. So I was truly pissed because he was running backlit so I headed to the Stateline to get a backlit bridge shot of him. I waited and waited then I figured, crap he's still making set outs in the yard. So I went to the overpass on I-520 (where the shot was taken) and saw the sunset and thought to myself, hmmm... Let's try this... So finally he started backing into the yard again and boom, this is what came out! I guess I can thank my determination to capture a shot of an SD50-3 rebuild for making this shot happen!
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