Old 04-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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I wanted to keep the entire reflection in the photo, but do you think that it's worth losing?
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:08 PM   #2
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I wanted to keep the entire reflection in the photo, but do you think that it's worth losing?
I have the same problem... what is a bad cropping...
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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I have the same problem... what is a bad cropping...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=233676354
Bad Cropping: Most often this means that the composition of the photo is poor as it relates the cropping of the image.

It's probably not the way you cropped the sjot, but rather you framed it to start with. In your shot, the front of the engine is centered perfectly from right to left and almost perfectly from top to bottom. This is a no-no in good photography. Someone with more time and a better grasp of HOW to write it can explain the Rule of Thirds better than I can.

As for the first shot in the thread, I don't know what they want. It looks fine to me, but they may have wanted more bridge. I really am clueless about this one.


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Old 04-20-2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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You do not want to loose the reflection, but what I think they meant was that you cropped too much already, not that you should crop some more. Is this image the full image in the camera, or do you have more of the train to the left?
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Old 04-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #5
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They probably didn't like that the third unit is just chopped in half. You need to show a wider shot, if you've got it. Try and located the lead unit 1/3 down from the top of the photo and 1/3 in from the right edge of the photo.

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I have the same problem... what is a bad cropping...
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=233676354
I'm trying to get the hang of this myself, but after reading the advice from the Experts already given to Austin in this thread, I would guess it's because the front of the lead loco is slap bang in the middle of the picture?

If the photo had been composed or cropped so that the lead loco was left of centre, about 1/3rd of the way from the LH border, and 1/3rd from the bottom edge, this would have made a better composition?

Experts - am I at all close?

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It is fine the way it is, some one was having a cow. Appeal
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Personally, I'd appeal this one.
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