Old 02-21-2019, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default Apparently I haven't been so great with composition recently...?

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Got these two pictures about a week apart, the snowy one first. Just a couple of eastbound UP freights, both pictures rejected for bad composition. Any way I could crop these that might fix that?

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I believe your snow shot has potential. Just needs to be trimmed more.
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Yes, my first impression was "too vertical", and I didn't like the poles at all. I was undecided whether or not to enhance the UP yellow.
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:28 AM   #4
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quote=spacetrain1983;195275]Attachment 9699Attachment 9700
Got these two pictures about a week apart, the snowy one first. Just a couple of eastbound UP freights, both pictures rejected for bad composition. Any way I could crop these that might fix that?

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Addressing composition only, You will do better with a 4x6 aspect ratio, and a crop more like this:

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quote=spacetrain1983;195275]Attachment 9699Attachment 9700
Got these two pictures about a week apart, the snowy one first. Just a couple of eastbound UP freights, both pictures rejected for bad composition. Any way I could crop these that might fix that?

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Addressing composition only, You will do better with a 4x6 aspect ratio, and a crop more like this:

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Yes, Think we have been through this before. Set your crop tool for 1200 x 800 in the ratio box above.. I think you have PS elements, when you crop it will show thirds lines, (2 lines across and two up and down, learn to move your crop area around so you get the the lead unit on the lower left or lower right third with the train behind across the image or at least in the bottom third. If you have other elements or roster shot then it can vary.
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I would take some off the top and bottom of the second picture
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Got these two pictures about a week apart, the snowy one first. Just a couple of eastbound UP freights, both pictures rejected for bad composition. Any way I could crop these that might fix that?

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