Old 10-08-2008, 09:45 PM   #1
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Default Guess what: cropping!

Just when I thought I had all in it's proper place... Bad cropping comes along



There is a little more room on the bottom ( ballast + grass ) and the top ( sky, cloudy ). To the left there's some boring cars, and to the right there is nothing.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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That's an interesting shot and an easy fix. I'd start by cropping some of the cars off to th left. They don't add to the shot and it takes the train out of the dad center of the pictue.


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This might be a bit tight, but here is what I came up with:
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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This might be a bit tight, but here is what I came up with:
Umm, no.

The shot has a much better chance being accepted "as is" than after what you've done to it. Why would you make the image a square?
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Old 10-08-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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James was only doing what Joe suggested...

As for cropping - as Joe suggested the train is perhaps too centered and does not follow the rule of thirds throwing off the composition. If you have room to the left, I'd follow Joe's advice, otherwise, you can crop out some of the station canopy and bring the train more to the left part of the frame. The cars are not as interesting but the overall result will be. You may also want to crop some of the bottom while you are at it.

Good luck - it's not a bad shot - color is good and the background is interesting.

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Good luck - it's not a bad shot - color is good and the background is interesting.
Agreed. Certainly worth a shot to see if it has a shot here. As far as River's crop, my take probably would not have so much taken off the left side of the frame. Some may also need to come off the bottom. The sky makes the shot more interesting. Leave it as is as much as possible. The right side of the frame needs as much as it can be in there to illustrate as much as possible that this is a platform.


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A vote for Jim's crop.
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A vote for Jim's crop.
Make that two!

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Thanks

I uploaded this one (with a different crop) a few weeks ago and it was rejected for the same reason. Considering that it is the same location, though with a different DMU I thought I'd give it another try:



As usual, there's the annoying cars on the left, and a bit more of the platform on the right, though it only has one lamp post and nothing else.
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In your last shot there is to much room on the right, trim about 1/2 off give or take, but keep as much as you can of the buildings above.
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