Old 02-24-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Cropping seems to be the thing this week...

...and so I'll throw my cropping reject in the ring for your consideration.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=906854&key=0

I wanted to keep the mangled tree. It is not an exaggeration to say it was the only one I could see from that spot. I have a little more to work with on either side and the bottom, not much on top. I know its a little loose on the left side, but I didn't want to cut off the tree. Any thoughts?

And while I have your attention:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=905536&key=0
I shot this from the side of the highway, so my options were limited; though I did want to include the foreground because that's just what that part of Utah looks like. I'm thinking a rework would have to include losing some of the sky, but I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:59 AM   #2
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I would say the second one needs some leveling help. Seems to be tipping to the left.
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UP: the issue to me is that the split between foreground and the rest is distinct and happens right at the very middle, as if you stacked two different shots. So you need less foreground or less sky.

Also, next time, stand to the right or the left so the fence post isn't directly in the center.
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Cropped as J suggested, how's it look.

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...and so I'll throw my cropping reject in the ring for your consideration.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=906854&key=0

I wanted to keep the mangled tree. It is not an exaggeration to say it was the only one I could see from that spot. I have a little more to work with on either side and the bottom, not much on top. I know its a little loose on the left side, but I didn't want to cut off the tree. Any thoughts?
Train is too centered on the horizontal from left to right.

If you want the tree, get rid of some from the right side.

Do you have another frame where the train is in front of the tree?

If so use that one.

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.And while I have your attention:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=905536&key=0
I shot this from the side of the highway, so my options were limited; though I did want to include the foreground because that's just what that part of Utah looks like. I'm thinking a rework would have to include losing some of the sky, but I'm open to suggestions.
Interesting shot.

Needs more sky and less fence in the foreground.

I would crop it just below the road on the bottom and give it more sky.

Also, there is too much dead space in front of the lead engine.

You might also have a contrast problem since the overall look is somewhat "washed out."
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