Old 04-23-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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Well Since questioning a rejected photo last week the screeners must have me flaged I have been rejected ever since that. Here is another what do you think?
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
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Far to square of a crop. The train is to centered in the frame.
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Dude,

You ever stop to think that maybe they reject shots they think suck instead of whether or not someone questions their rejections? That shot is way too square, way too tight on the train and the train is way to centered. Loosen up on the train some on both sides for starters. I'd really like to see all of the other track in the frame. I believe the shot is a tad over exposed as well and may could use a little saturation to bring out some more pop.

Then again, maybe they are out to get you.
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Hey Joe,

Since you answered with some advice take a look at this one it was the original rejection. So lets try again any suggestions.


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The train might be too centered in the original image to do much cropping with.

If you crop with PSE, there is a cross in the cropping window showing the center of the image.

If the cross is dead in the middle of the train, it's too centered.
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Greg P - Thanks for your response. I assume it might be because I was using a zoom lens and by zooming in it compressed the scene too much for railpictures?

Does this sound right ?
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Joe;

This is a really quick go I had at it. I still would like to see a little more to the right if for no other reason to get the aspect ration right. I'm not sure it's at a prime RP ratio in my crop. Basically I took some off of every side except the right. I think decreased the brightness/contrast fairly significantly and only upped the saturation slightly. I did sharpen it a little, but I'm not sure it needed that. Again, a very quick go at it....

Also, we all have different home base positions. I tend to not go very high on the ISO. You're at 400 here at f10. Maybe you needed that for a fast train, but it seems high to me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:38 AM   #8
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what I can see in the original shot,the level horizon,picture must be turn a bit by the left to make it good,after,adjust the frame more wide as possible,
try to keep a bit more track ahead the train
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Greg P - Thanks for your response. I assume it might be because I was using a zoom lens and by zooming in it compressed the scene too much for railpictures?

Does this sound right ?
Nope. There are a gazillion tele-smashed pics on RP.
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Joe's crop is WAY better. Try something more like that.
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