Old 06-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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I had 3 shots kicked for bad cropping, which I'm usually pretty good with, so any ideas would be appreciated. I get back on the Crescent to head North to Philly tonight, so I thank you in advance for any help as I won't have internet until I get home Saturday afternoon.

1. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=357917731

Is it too far to the right of the frame, or too much top and bottom?

2. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=535891&key=0

Same deal with this one.

3. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=111419995

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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1st one...I think you should get rid of the grass line on the bottom. It's a bit distracting and will lower the train from the center of the frame a tad.

2nd one...needs a CW rotation. Concentrate on leveling the concrete bridge support in the middle of the frame. That vertical should be perfect.

3rd one...forget about it. Like the first, the road in the foreground is ugly and takes away from a beautiful scene. The tree line (along the river?) should be the framing subject for the bottom of the picture.
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First and third I'd say a bit too much sky. The second I'd appeal as as far as I can see it follows the rule of thirds - The bridge is approximately on a line of thirds and the 2 locos, taken as a unit are roughly on a thirds intersection.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your replies. I appreciate it it. I will try to work on them when I am home tomorrow. Thanks guys.

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Old 06-13-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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1.6 CW rotation, distortion correction and crop:
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:37 PM   #6
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Thanks Jim, I kept going back and forth on the rotation and could never get happy with what I saw. Was kinda surprised it didn't get dinged for unlevel. Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-14-2008, 03:15 AM   #7
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I liked the first and second picture excellent work and location to take pictures. The only thing I would suggest would to try and get rid of the tree in the up right of the first picture.

In any event I love the pictures....
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I think I might have the antidote!
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