Old 07-09-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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I wasnt quite sure on how to crop this one to keep the dimensions from being way off. A second idea I had was to crop to the left of the far left support on the bridge. Would that be enough or should I crop both out
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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Just going to be honest here. If you would have shot earlier and placed the train under the bridge, instead of having the bridge run through the train, you would have ended up with the bridge being a complimentary object to the scene, instead of a distraction it ends up being.

As it stands, you've got miles of dead space in all directions. You'll probably just need to crop in much tighter with a 3:2 ratio.

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I appreciate the constructive criticism Lloyd, I thought about that after the fact, and had the wrong lens on the camera. Will just go back to the drawing board and try again
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Do you have any pictures where the train is closer to the left of the frame? It might work if you had a picture of the engine in the left 1/3rd of the image and less sky.
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Just going to be honest here. If you would have shot earlier and placed the train under the bridge, instead of having the bridge run through the train, you would have ended up with the bridge being a complimentary object to the scene, instead of a distraction it ends up being.

As it stands, you've got miles of dead space in all directions. You'll probably just need to crop in much tighter with a 3:2 ratio.

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Solid advice from Loyd. Read up on the Rule of Thirds as well, and make sure the nose of the locomotive isn't in the very center of the frame. The composition is much more pleasing (based on how humans see things) with the center of interest close to one of the intersections of the frame divided into thirds. It's not hard and fast, of course, but it does generally look better. Sort of like this (although the bridge is still an issue):

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Just going to be honest here. If you would have shot earlier and placed the train under the bridge, instead of having the bridge run through the train, you would have ended up with the bridge being a complimentary object to the scene, instead of a distraction it ends up being.

As it stands, you've got miles of dead space in all directions. You'll probably just need to crop in much tighter with a 3:2 ratio.

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I tried the train under the bridge once. Of course got rejected for not enough light on the loco lol.
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I tried the train under the bridge once. Of course got rejected for not enough light on the loco lol.
Not literally under the bridge, figuratively.
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Not literally under the bridge, figuratively.
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