Old 04-15-2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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...agree on the first comment I recieved on this photo:

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Nice shot but I would have cropped out the kids.

I left the two in the shot because of the simple fact that it added human intrest to the shot, literally, being that the one guy is is looking at his buddy, and checking out the train, while his buddy looks as if he could give a rat's a** and wished it would hurry up and pass...

I'm just curious to know if there are any others in the forum that agree...since this is the first comment of its kind I've gotten on an accepted photo vs. a rejected photo in the forums...

And Just For Kicks: Can you guess what's different about this 'Street Running' shot vs. all my other ones?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
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It's a pretty straightforward documentary shot. I don't see anything uniquely "extracted" from the world. I don't care either way.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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I saw that comment and almost said something about it. Why crop out the kids? They were there. I can see why maybe some would want them out of the shot, but cropping them out would not be the way to go. You'd lose too much of the scene. They don't take anything away from the shot by being there. I try to include people in my shot when I can.

I like the horse, too. The one on the balcony.

Looking at it in full frame, the kids help make the shot since it appears they were there to see the train, too.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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I don't see any reason to remove the kids.

It's a nice photo.

People have no expectation of privacy in public.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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I saw that comment and almost said something about it. Why crop out the kids? They were there. I can see why maybe some would want them out of the shot, but cropping them out would not be the way to go. You'd lose too much of the scene. They don't take anything away from the shot by being there. I try to include people in my shot when I can.
That's what I said, I mean you couldn't crop them out with out screwing up the whole shot...that's why I was kind of dumbfounded when I saw the comment...

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I like the horse, too. The one on the balcony.
Me too, I overlooked my favorite landmark along 6th!

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Looking at it in full frame, the kids help make the shot since it appears they were there to see the train, too.
Exactly, but they weren't really, but shhhhh!
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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I like the story of the train down Main Street rather then then the story of two kids watching a train, one with little interest.

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Photoshop them into some hot womens
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Excuse the horrible cloning job, but I think the guys add intrest... you be the judge...
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Photoshop them into some hot womens
I tried to get some guys to go inside Vegas Showgirls and pay some of the wonderful laides a few dollars to come out for the shot! But they ignored me...
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I do like how you parked right at the "No Parking" sign, too.

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I do like how you parked right at the "No Parking" sign, too.



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Old 04-16-2011, 07:29 AM   #12
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I agree with Joe's comment on the photo.

Its a more interesting shot with the kids then just someone like..uh.. me seeing the NS OCS and going ''Omg must shoot wedgie of train with no surroundings now!!''
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This is just like the people that come to your Flickr page and draw lines around your image with the "note" function to tell you where "they" would have cropped the image.

My answer to that is - thank you.

But I ain't changing it.

Don't obsess over the comments you get.

Some are good, some are from left field and some are downright insulting.

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:47 AM   #14
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I agree with Joe's comment on the photo.

Its a more interesting shot with the kids then just someone like..uh.. me seeing the NS OCS and going ''Omg must shoot wedgie of train with no surroundings now!!''
You have that typ of fans that will not clutter a photo. There the same ones that only shoot with a 50 mm 3/4 wedgies and as a telly shot distorts a photo Fine let them do what they want. There the same ones that complain at a side show your photos are distorted LOL. Good thing there all dyeing off now.
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