Old 06-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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Can someone explain to me how this is bad cropping? The image follows the rule of thirds, or atleast my understanding of them, the train is not centered and the main points of interest are in opposite quadrants, which was what someone mentioned was a problem with my thunderhead shot a few weeks back. The trains is not cut off and is perfectly lit.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=699578&key=0
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=700450&key=0

Honestly this site has gotten absurd, it seems i cant even get wedgies in without getting a bad cropping rejection, and if its not bad cropping, its "high sun" because there are short shadows coming from the grab irons (horrors of horrors) or if with a nose on shot you have a slight bit of the dark side of the train it is "backlit"....
For example these two
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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They're all too square. Avoid custom cropping, using preset "constraints" such as 4X6, 5X7 or at the most 8X10 with horizontal crops will force you to keep things more along the lines of what RP wants.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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The rejections seem right on to me. The last shot may not be exactly backlit, but the light isn't great from where you were standing and it seems a bit unlevel to me.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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I think the biggest issue is you are standing on the shady side of the train, hence the rejection for the last one.
As to the first one, the rejection includes composition. There is probably more skyline visible than what RP prefers.


It took me 4-5 tries for this one. I basically cropped out all the scenery before it was accepted.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:35 AM   #5
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As to the first one, the rejection includes composition. There is probably more skyline visible than what RP prefers.
It took me 4-5 tries for this one. I basically cropped out all the scenery before it was accepted.
For some reason i dont think that would be the case............
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I may as well go shoot wedgies if im going to crop the skyline, though those will probably be rejected too.
And yeah i was on the dark side of the train for the UP shot, but there was no way i could get a perspective like that from the other side of the tracks.
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