Old 06-13-2007, 04:16 AM   #1
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How should I crop this one?
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:27 AM   #2
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I would suggest that too much of the landscape is uninteresting. The train and the distant peaks are the main element and they are only 25% of the picture if that. A closer shot maybe.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:50 AM   #3
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I would prefer a bit more space in front of the train; I suspect there is none to be had - maybe you have a different shot? But you can go a long way by cropping off the bottom, putting the horizontal line of the train into a rule-of-thirds position instead of at the middle of the vertical dimension. Since you have a 4:3 ratio in the picture, you are not in danger of ending up with a narrow panorama shape - try cropping it to a 3:2 ratio.
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I think the problem is too much dead space in the foreground.
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Old 06-13-2007, 05:00 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I'll have to fiddle with the photo tonight.
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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I really don't like the broadside angle for this one, and then there are those powerlines...I think I'd let this one go.

By the way, nice catch with the AOE up near Caliente! I saw it in Vegas, but while I was trying to catch it got caught in traffic and ended up with 0 pics.
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