Old 01-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Default Two rejections of Singapore's Monorail

Hi all,

I have the following two rejections:

(1) Bad Cropping

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1274424094

(2) Composition/Balance:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=980939527

I guess both rejections though the reasons are different they are quite similar. For the first one probably the screener thinks the train is too small therefore I uploaded the second one with closer-up of the train, then it becomes "bad composition". Any idea how can I improve either of these photos?

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Old 01-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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The 1st one is really tight on the right side, try loosening it and going more for a rule of thirds.
The 2nd one has a lot of stuff going on in the background, and is kind of overwhelming. Nothing is cleanly framed.
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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The close up version is a "tweener" for me, meaning it's either cropped too tight for me to locate myself or it's not cropped tight enough to be a "roster shot" of the monorail train. I think you could either go looser or tighter.

The first one, I'm less sure of. I kind of thought it would get in as is - do you have more on the right?
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I don't have any issues with either composition. The subject matter is fascinating, by the way. Keep trying, because these subjects deserve to be on RP.
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I like them as is. If you want them to be accepted adhere more closely to the "rule of thirds."
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The train in the first one is very close to the right side; and the yellow dock equipment is very prominent in the left.
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I don't have any issues with either composition. The subject matter is fascinating, by the way. Keep trying, because these subjects deserve to be on RP.
Agreed 100%. One of the things in the second one that drew my eye in was the woman walking below the monorail. Both are very interesting scenes, and I think the monorail is placed perfectly (well, maybe a little tight) in the first one to balance the big yellow structure on the left.
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The off balance nature of the shot emphasizes what a tiny little train it is IMO.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
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Thanks all for your comments.

Finally I got accepted when re-cropped the first one.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=386960

Though before this one I got a 3rd rejection (of bad cropping):

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...=1004968&key=0
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