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What would you have done differently? I was kinda wanting to show the train stretched out behind the tipple too...
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:31 PM   #2
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What would you have done differently? I was kinda wanting to show the train stretched out behind the tipple too...
That's a tough one - is there a way to move the train to the bottom left of the frame?
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:16 AM   #3
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That's a tough one - is there a way to move the train to the bottom left of the frame?
I was thinking top/left. Although the ballast and weeds aren't that great to look at, they're a better fill than a plain, pale blue sky IMO.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:30 AM   #4
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I would crop some from the bottom right, Then, iIf you have more at the top, I would crop the bottom to about where the shadow hits the bottom of the near rail, and add an equivalent amount at the top.

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I would have used a longer lens and caught the engines and the first few hoppers as they were emerging from the tipple. The composition you have is too busy.


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Well, I suppose this is consolation, one of them even earning a spot on the top shots for the day.

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