Old 07-31-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...28&key=3585246

I don't get the horizon unlevel at all. Mainly because it is level.
Cropping, ok, maybe, but I feel its cropped in a more aesthetically pleasing manner, comparative to all the other 3/4 wedge shots on here.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Don't know about the level, but I would crop the bushes on the left side and some of the bottom. It's too close to to right too. Maybe a frame with the train a little far?
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Needs more sky and less foreground. As for level, it's level.
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To me it feels like it could go just a smidge right, but it appears level at the center of the photo. If you submit it again, I don't think you'll get unlevel. If you do, go right a little.

Cut just a little off the bottom and add a lot on the upper right. Put the NS logo right on that the upper right power point (rule of thirds). Keep the pole in there.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Why the 4:3 format? Olympus?

3:2 with the difference off the bottom should work. However, do you have an earlier frame so the train isn't as close to the right side?

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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No one has said underexposed, so I will say it. Check the histogram.
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Why the 4:3 format? Olympus?

3:2 with the difference off the bottom should work. However, do you have an earlier frame so the train isn't as close to the right side?
I know you don't believe me and we have been through this before, but 1024x768 was the standard for quite a while, most likely because of monitor size.
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I know you don't believe me and we have been through this before, but 1024x768 was the standard for quite a while, most likely because of monitor size.
Oh, I believe you when you say that 1024x768 was the monitor standard for a while.
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I can re-crop the photo, I actually cropped it like that in the beginning, I actually have a lot of photo to play with. But, I guess a little more sky would make it more appealing... Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Duly noted.
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Here is another one guys:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...37&key=5011584

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I kind of feel like I'm being picked on a little here. How is is bad cropping? It's a standard 3/4 wedge shot, train centered. Simple. Horizon unlevel, no. I checked it 3 times against 3 different objects. It's level. I don't understand these rejections, and it's getting kind of frustrating.
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Cut off some of the bottom and maybe expand the sides a little bit. Its level, but looks like its leaning to the right some.
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You're gonna have fun leveling that.
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You're gonna have fun leveling that.
Agreed. There is some funky distortion going on in that photo, especially with the structure in the background.

In the meantime, 3:2 crop would work the best. Let go of the 4:3, as mentioned earlier in this thread.
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I don't see the distortion... The phone pole maybe, but that pole is physically like that. 3:2 crop? Basically crop more on the train? Thanks!
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I don't see the distortion... The phone pole maybe, but that pole is physically like that. 3:2 crop? Basically crop more on the train? Thanks!
The structure in the background has a weird bend to it. I enlarged it and took a closer look and I can't quite figure out what's going on. What lens were you using?
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Just my 28-75mm.
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Just my 28-75mm.
Why would you bump a 20 day old post?
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Why would you bump a 20 day old post?
Does it bother you that much?
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I don't see anything wrong with someone using their own thread to discuss a new rejection.
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To the naked eye, I could see a slight CCW rotation. I'm not seeing the distortion though. About the cropping, the train is centered from top to bottom.
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Now that I have it cropped, leveled, and sharpened, the color has got to be bad, right? That's all that's left to reject it for.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...15&key=1916692

I didn't mess with the color at all... What do you all think?
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Now that I have it cropped, leveled, and sharpened, the color has got to be bad, right? That's all that's left to reject it for.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...15&key=1916692

I didn't mess with the color at all... What do you all think?
The color looks fine to me. I'm thinking it should be more of an underexposed and/or bad contrast rejection.
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Lot of "jaggies" on the pilot.
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The color looks fine to me. I'm thinking it should be more of an underexposed and/or bad contrast rejection.
Try getting more "white" on the white parts of the engine by adjusting the white balance.

These late afternoon shots can look weird due to the sun.
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