Old 02-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Wondering how I can make this shot RP worthy from a cropping standpoint. I only took shots of this in landscape format. I've attached the edited version with bumped up contrast, tweaked curves, sharpening etc. (the rejected photo), and also some unedited frames to show what I have to work with.

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Unedited:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4150/...7a1a18be_o.jpg

Also, any thoughts on cropping this inbound? Here are a couple unedited:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/...58e7308a_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/...c77323e0_o.jpg

Right-click and click 'view original' to get full size shots if you need to.

Thanks for the Help!

Oliver

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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I don't think you're going to have luck with that, but you never know. I would crop the sides off roughly at the far sides of both of those old concrete supports.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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Lots of noise in the first original. Any reason why you were shooting at ISO 800 with such bright sunshine? Your processed version looks overexposed as well and lacks good contrast.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:23 PM   #4
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Lots of noise in the first original. Any reason why you were shooting at ISO 800 with such bright sunshine? Your processed version looks overexposed as well and lacks good contrast.
You do have a good point here...I was only concentrated on shooting f/8 as that's where the 70-300 VR sharpens up in good light vs. f/5.6. It was, however, a poor ISO choice (possibly from previous shots), and I didn't bother with exposure comp. So all in all, the shot was sub-par to begin with.

My remaining question though, was whether this shot is salvageable, as the first rejection was only for cropping. From the previous two comments, I feel like it is a no, but let me know.

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