Old 08-23-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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I've since tried a slightly wider crop (didn't have much left) and a much closer crop, but both with the same result.... Any ideas?

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Old 08-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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The subject is too small.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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The subject is too small.
No, it's not. At least not in my opinion and the screener didn't say so this time and there are shots in the database where the train is at a similiar distance. Since the rejection was Composition/Balance, if it were my shot, I would assume the screener meant the train is too cenctered. I would like to see a later frame with the train closer to the left hand side of the frame. Also, you could crop some off the left and top and add more sky if you have it.

Now, in reality, the screener could come back with a "Train too far away" rejection or even a PEQ based soley on the overall landscape of the scene. He may not think such a setting does well for a little train/big scene photo.
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Nice photo, I like it very much, but I kind of wish you had stood a bit closer to the house at the bottom when shooting. That way, the house would be more proeminent as a subject, and there would be an emphasis on the "backyard view" the people who live there have, if you see what I mean. Also, the distracting other house on the left would probably be out of the frame.
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crop in a bit, try to get train near 1/3 horizontally.
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Those two car locals really get lost in the wide open scenery there, had the same problem trying to shoot them. I like it as is, I think having the train in the "traditional" spot towards the left edge of the frame would mess things up, but might be worth trying to appease the screeners?
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Those two car locals really get lost in the wide open scenery there..........
Ya, it would be better if the train was longer, but it is not.
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The train just looks sort of awkward where it is.
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I'm ok with the train, but it needs a stronger foreground. That obstructed and obscured house complex at the bottom doesn't work for me.
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Thanks for all the answers - the second photo I have is tighter anyway and I got a little closer with no buildings in the foreground and it still gets knocker. I'm stumped!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...65&key=9708583

Appeal? Any other ideas?
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The train is still at the center of the frame vertically. Try as attached.Attachment 7642

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Thanks all but still no luck.....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...59&key=4611153

Time to move on. Its on flickr and thats good enough for me.
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