Old 08-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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OK, this got kicked for 'cropping' but I'm not sure what to do with it. I liked the fact that it had the entire train in view - but did I crop to tight on it? Take it as a 'given' that there's a little more room in each dimension available and also that I have different shots of the train approaching (this was the last or one of the last shots). Suggestions?

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Old 08-20-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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OK, this got kicked for 'cropping' but I'm not sure what to do with it. I liked the fact that it had the entire train in view - but did I crop to tight on it? Take it as a 'given' that there's a little more room in each dimension available and also that I have different shots of the train approaching (this was the last or one of the last shots). Suggestions?

Cropping reject

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I think its nearly there. Try reducing the amount of sky slightly while giving a little extra on the right and at the bottom. Then the locos will be on the intersection of 2 lines of thirds.
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I think the brush on the bottom left might have something to do with it? Overall a great picture though!


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Good shot overall. I keep on wanting to scroll away from the sky, which means my eye is saying a tad too much sky. Give the train some room to "move forward" in the frame. A few fine adjustments and this fine photo should be able to get in, good luck!


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Old 08-20-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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The brush on the bottom left of the photo doesn't seem to be the issue here. The issue seems to be that the train is smothering all of the bottom third of the photo, also with no breathing space on each side. If you have a shot with the Conrail unit directly past the signal, try to eliminate some of the sky (more foregound instead) and leave a bit more breathing space on each side of the train - they should take up generally around 2/3 of the photo, while your crop, I'd say, makes it take up around 8/9 or so.

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Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions!

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:41 AM   #7
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Congrats!!! Now my turn for cropping help. I cut the bottom of my niece's feet off (I think). Oops. This is out of camera so I can't glue them back on. I think the RP copyright banner hides my bad nicely though I saw what I did, but didn't think it was that big of an issue until it got tossed.

I'm just wondering if her feet are actually the problem, or is it the cluster of foliage on the left edge? If it is the feet, what about a tighter crop, say maybe at her waste (and getting rid of the leaves), to bring everything in closer?

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:47 AM   #8
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The light just isn't there. If the engineer was waving back, I could see past the lack of light but that unfortunately isn't the case. The lead loco is also a tad too close to the edge of the frame.

The trees on the left are kind of odd. Either try to show more of the tree so it's not just leaves floating in the air, or get them out of the shot.
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The light just isn't there. If the engineer was waving back, I could see past the lack of light but that unfortunately isn't the case. The lead loco is also a tad too close to the edge of the frame.

The trees on the left are kind of odd. Either try to show more of the tree so it's not just leaves floating in the air, or get them out of the shot.
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I was talking to EMTRailfan...

I don't understand how you could possibly confuse the two, unless you didn't even read my first post.
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I was talking to EMTRailfan...

I don't understand how you could possibly confuse the two, unless you didn't even read my first post.
Yea i didn't read it, went right past it. and EMTrailfan's to
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Keep watching and I'm sure you'll see me screw up. You can get on my case then.
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Where's the poor girl's foot!?!?
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Where's the poor girl's foot!?!?
It's under the RP copyright Trust me, it was there when I submitted. Just jok'in.

I figured the foot was the problem for the rejection. I was asking if a tighter crop may work as I mentioned above.
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It's under the RP copyright Trust me, it was there when I submitted. Just jok'in.

I figured the foot was the problem for the rejection. I was asking if a tighter crop may work as I mentioned above.
Eh, I agree with Mike B. (ducks to avoid objects being thrown) on this one. An engineer wave would be the icing on the human interest cake but the light just isn't there.
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