Old 10-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Any of you guys out there can help me with this? I have no idea as to where to crop or what. I do have quite a large file to play with if it needs any adding anywhere
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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It needs some more on the right. Just let to let you know, the might reject it for obstructing objects next.. Go ahead and send it in though. Its a nice pic.
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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I thought that at one point but this happened
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...15&key=2022266
Perhaps they don't want it but are too polite to say so
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #4
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I thought that at one point but this happened
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Do you have a shot with the whole bridge?
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:05 PM   #5
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It is taken through a bridge and the bridge support is on the right hand side just where I cropped. I have plenty on the left but that's not much good
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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It is taken through a bridge and the bridge support is on the right hand side just where I cropped. I have plenty on the left but that's not much good
Okay. Well I'll let someone else comment and see if they can help you. It is a nice pic, though.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #7
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I thought that at one point but this happened
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...15&key=2022266
Perhaps they don't want it but are too polite to say so
a) RP is not polite
b) don't want it = PEQ, usually

I would try more sky, less water. I'd like to see a bit more on the left - the full arch of the distant bridge. But RP may have a greater insistence than I do for the subject not being too far to the right.
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Hey, at least it was not dinged for "blurry".

I like it - takes a steady hand for a pan like that.

Background's a bit of a "mess", but the pan makes up for it.

Maybe try to center the train - get some symmetry.

Bad crop, poor composition is often "RP speak" for too much somewhere, in
this case, maybe the right, unless you had that whole arch.

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #9
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The photo is dominated by a strong set of horizontal lines. You could crop up from the bottom, extend the sides as much as possible to create a dramatic panorama. But oops, that violates the RoT.
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To be picky, that doesn't violate the rule of thirds, it violates RP's format preferences, which don't include panorama formats. Still a no-go for RP.

I like the shot too. I think it can be saved, RP-wise, keep trying.
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Finding an anchor for the left side helped a lot!

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Thanks everyone. I came back after a couple of days away and decided to go out from the picture as I did have plenty to play with. Guess they liked this one. Many thanks for your help, I will be calling again without doubt
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:28 AM   #13
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you got lucky on screener roulette
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you got lucky on screener roulette
It is a nice pic, Troy.
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Haha I think someone doesn't like it.

I think we have all gotten lucky on screener roulette at some point.
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Haha I think someone doesn't like it.
That's not it at all, I thought the original one was better than the second one. I find the bridge support in the second one unnecessary and distracting. I think a better cropped version of the original would have been better.
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