Old 03-31-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Looking for some assistance on cropping with this one. I have room to work with on all sides but the left. Also, screener noted the need for a slight left tilt, how much would you say, .2 to .4 CCW?

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:02 AM   #2
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Might as well add this one as well.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...82&key=4901030

While I am at it I might as well ask about the attached image as well before submitting.
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Cool to see screener comments on a reject, I didn't know they could do that. I'd say a bit less on the bottom and maybe more on the top, and then you have IQ issues too, I think.
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The second one doesn't work for me. The power is angling away from you and there's just not any natural framing to pull off this broadside angle...the refelctor sign on the left and the silo on the right just aren't enough. Plus, the foreground is rather bland.
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You might try this crop. Sorry it cuts off the train.
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I took a little more off the bottom and left and added some to the top, still dinged for bad cropping. I'm hesitant to cut off the train Dennis but that may be the only remaining option.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=6798584

Is there the possibility that I am putting the locomotives too close to the right side of the frame? Would it help if I added a tad more to the right side?
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Try going 5:3 instead of 3:2 and get rid of mostly bottom, a bit of top.
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Try going 5:3 instead of 3:2 and get rid of mostly bottom, a bit of top.
J, how does this look?
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I would focus more on the overpass shot if I were you, IMO. It is not as awkward of an angle and it shows the train as well as a better overall "scene".
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J, how does this look?
Looks fine to me.
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Andrew, thanks for the input, I liked that one but wasn't sure if the placement of the locomotive would hurt its chances of getting on. I do like your adjusted crop on it. It also looks like you rotated it a bit, how much CCW rotation did you do?
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J, thanks for the help, 5:3 did the job!

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I tried this crop but thought it would not pass RP muster.

Of course no one will ever believe me. Oh the humanity!

Anyway good work J & J!
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I tried this crop but thought it would not pass RP muster.

Of course no one will ever believe me. Oh the humanity!
You state a) you drew a photographic judgment, and b) no one would believe your judgment to be correct. One out of two isn't bad!
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You state a) you drew a photographic judgment, and b) no one would believe your judgment to be correct. One out of two isn't bad!
I am so happy now!
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