Old 08-25-2013, 04:59 AM   #1
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Any hope for this?

I don't have any room on the left (and I suspect that is probably the issue).

Is it worth trimming top and right and giving another try?

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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Too tall and too tight.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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Boy, you sure had a nice shot if you had just aimed left a bit, more room in front of the engine, more of that bright white cloud right above the engine, drawing attention to it, and the foreground line would have been parallel to the bottom of the frame instead of being annoying off (as opposed to an interesting dynamic angle).
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That's what I figured. Sadly that's all the room there is on the left.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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The sky appears to be pretty noisy...
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:02 PM   #6
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Maybe a little more on the left. You won't comply with The Standard, but I'd crop most of the foreground. Background is far more interesting.
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Charles;

Is this the only frame you shot of the scene?
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #8
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Joe, unfortunately, yes. I have other of it in more traditional 3/4rs, but this is the only one like this - without enough room on the left.
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I have a similar shot in the database, except yours is a lot nicer.

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Maybe, zoom in a little, taking off a little of the bottom, off the top and right.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Two more tries, both rejected...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...62&key=7347587

And then even tighter... now went to composition instead of cropping.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...68&key=3787300
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Presumably, it's all about the sky - so why so much sand?

The extra on the bottom really does nothing but bring the train towards the center of the composition. Plus, the line and lower tracks are a bit distracting, stealing some focus from both the train and sky. Almost as if you have 3 competing subjects - one for each third.

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I was thinking more like this.



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Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 AM   #13
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It could just be me, and I know its far away but there might be a PIQ coming if you get the crop right.
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