Old 06-25-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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I know what the screeners are getting at with the rejection reason, and I do agree that I could have been in a better spot. Still, it's not like the left side of the photo is empty, it's at least got a cliff, and of course the barely visible background. I think it's nice, is there any chance at all?
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Matt,

It's not the left side the screeners are concerned about. It's that the train is too close to the bottom. Add a bit more and you'll be good.

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It seems to have a color cast or saturation issue with green or blue channel.
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I respectfully disagree with Chris.

I think the left side is too empty / boring, even with the nice mountains up in the corner, it's not enough. Adding more space below the locomotive won't fix that, in my opinion. The balance of the image does feel wacky, it's much heavier on the right side...

If I were in your shoes, I'd take an exposure from a few moments earlier and go with a vertical crop.
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I would have gone for a vertical crop as well, the cliffside on the left is rather plain.
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the slope to the left could be interesting IMO if you moved that white flowers to more prominent position, probably by crouching down and placing them in the frame according to rule of thirds.
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I respectfully disagree with Chris.

I think the left side is too empty / boring, even with the nice mountains up in the corner, it's not enough. Adding more space below the locomotive won't fix that, in my opinion. The balance of the image does feel wacky, it's much heavier on the right side...

If I were in your shoes, I'd take an exposure from a few moments earlier and go with a vertical crop.
Agree with Nick; earlier and/or more of right side.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #8
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I tried the vertical crop as well (I'm a firm believer in getting as many shots of a train as possible, and narrowing it down to 1 or 2 good shots) but with the mountains the way they are the vertical one looks kind of terrible. I definitely regret not being in the right place, but I had very little advance warning and had to make a break from a pine grove that I was sheltering from the rain in =(
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:39 AM   #9
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I really like it and the way the mountains kind of appear out of the clouds/fog, especially on the left above the slope. I agree with Chris, that it's a little tight on the bottom right, and it seems a little square. I wish I had similar scenery around here!
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