Old 01-18-2010, 05:47 AM   #1
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This one got dinged for compositiong and cropping. I am not the best at seeing what the screener wants. Any suggestions for this one?

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Why did you do a vertical? I think, with this type of angle, a horizontal crop, or in other words, a landscape composition would be more appealing. Place the tree in the left part of the frame and the train in the right of the frame. This way, you wouldn't have a large portion of dead space in the foreground.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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I think this angle in better lighting condistions with a landscape shot could actually work with the train further up in the frame. At quick glance, it looks like technically the photograph is nice. But the lighting (light on other side of train) cropping (vertically, not landscape) and composition (train too far away) will keep this one off RP.
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No need to show the whole tree on the left, crop down the center of tree and across the bottom.
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Why did you do a vertical?
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It was my only option really. With a landscape shot the tree on the left was in the way, and I couldn't get closer or I would have been trespassing.

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No need to show the whole tree on the left, crop down the center of tree and across the bottom.
Something like this?
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It was my only option really. With a landscape shot the tree on the left was in the way, and I couldn't get closer or I would have been trespassing.



Something like this?
Much better on it's own but too square for RP.
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Much better on it's own but too square for RP.
Thans for the advice! I'll rework it once more and see if I can come up with anything RP worthy.

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Light is on the wrong side of the train, you have a tree blocking part of the second locomotive, the crop is too square. Thats a good start...

I think it could work if a couple other things fell in line
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Nice attempt. Do you have any that show the power of the train a little closer to you or is closer to the left of the frame? I find that big gap between the trees a bit distracting especially since there is a tree blocking the second unit as stated in the post before me. That darn wire is a bit distracting as well IMO.
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Go back and shot it again. Take a zoom lens. If you're zoomed in all the way on this shot aready, crop down. I don't see this shot getting onto RP.
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I reworked it and came up with this...
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Congrats Andrew!
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