Old 02-25-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I need advise on getting this shot correct after it got rejected for Bad composition.
Is it because the deadspace to the right of the Freight train?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=342176

I tried redoing it as a tighter crop since that is only way possible.


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Old 02-25-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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It was rejected for being too tight of a crop. There was a similar image you uploaded that showed more of the area. That was the one you should tighten up a little bit and resubmitted. The loco on the left is too close to the edge of the frame in the photo in question.
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Because of the tight cropping the image has been divided up into two distinct areas of action, the locomotive on the left and the train on the right. In the wider cropped accepted image the two areas are closer together within the frame plus the tracks converging help connect the two together.

Try resubmitting the rejected image as a vertical something along the lines of my suggestion. The only other tweak you could do would be to lighten the platform shadow a little with the Shadow/highlight tool.

Just my two cents I hope it is of some use.

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Thanks for feedback managed to get them accepted.
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Hi again,
Can i get some advice please on how to fix this shot?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=342685



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Too little train, too much sky & foreground with the train end-to-end in the frame. You'd have to make this panoramic for the most part, IMO. Next time, with such a lengthy consist, try for more of a 3/4 or 4/5 view.


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Can i get some advice please on how to fix this shot?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=342685
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Hi again,
Can i get some advice please on how to fix this shot?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=342685

Thanks.
Take out that bottom crack in the walkway? The line is leading away from the real subject, which seems to be throwing people off. The way the website is set up the photo opens with the top of the photo on the top where the interest is so if they just want to see the train then it is done for them already. Why does everyone want everything in the middle if there is an EVEN MORE BORING sky!?
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