Old 02-24-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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I am unsure when it comes to cropping what exactly RP is looking for. I have a general idea, but need your help on which of the crops below are the best.

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Old 02-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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Even if you crop it better, I think you still might get hit with bad angle. That's just not an appealing view at all of the long hood, and the poles growing out of the top are the real killer. I'd file this one away for the personal collection.
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #3
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Looks blurry to me.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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yeah, there seems to be some softness there. it's also just not a very compelling image. long hood-forward is a look best suited for stuff down south pre-NS, in my opinion.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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There is too much dead space on the top and left side for the cropping, even in the attachments, but I concur with the other assessments also.
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