Old 11-29-2016, 12:00 AM   #1
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Not really sure where to go with this. Have lots of room on all sides. Following the rule of thirds with nose of lead unit at an intersection point. Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:03 AM   #2
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The pole is the problem. It needs to be removed.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:06 AM   #3
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But without the pole there's nothing to balance the right....
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:09 AM   #4
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Here is the original to show what I'm working with.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:15 AM   #5
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Do you have any shots where the train is closer? Frankly I'm not sure why you're going to try for a seventh time to get a very average shot on rp.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:20 AM   #6
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Do you have any shots where the train is closer? Frankly I'm not sure why you're going to try for a seventh time to get a very average shot on rp.
No I don't have any. I'm going to try again because I'd just like to know what is wrong with the composition, and frankly, because I can.
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Old 11-29-2016, 12:23 AM   #7
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There is really not much to work with. There is a shot available but the pole and the shadow are not going to work for RP.
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There is really not much to work with. There is a shot available but the pole and the shadow are not going to work for RP.
I really don't see the problem with the pole? It frames and balances the right side as well as sets the scene with the pedestrian crosswalk.
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No I don't have any. I'm going to try again because I'd just like to know what is wrong with the composition, and frankly, because I can.
The composition is very awkward with the pole. The pole is cut off and does not 'fit' well in the scene, IMO.
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The composition is very awkward with the pole. The pole is cut off and does not 'fit' well in the scene, IMO.
This, plus your eye is going to the pole and not the train.
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Looks like you were right about the pole. Thanks for the comments as I actually learned from this now.

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Do you have any shots where the train is closer?
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Looks like you were right about the pole. Thanks for the comments as I actually learned from this now.

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So you did have a shot with the train closer!
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So you did have a shot with the train closer!
Yeah I didn't think I did since it was while making a delivery for work and didn't have time to stop, but I ended up finding one. I think I didn't realize I had another frame because this didn't have the pole, which I had liked.
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But without the pole there's nothing to balance the right....
Poles can sometimes add to a scene, or detract from a scene. Ugly poles like these detract.
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