Old 11-13-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on how to crop this one better?

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Old 11-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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Needs more space on the right, it's too tight
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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its too "in your face." step back a bit.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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More on the right, more on the left, and more on the bottom. You should be good then.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll back off for the recrop and resubmit.

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Good Luck, its a nice shot to work with.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:11 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll back off for the recrop and resubmit.

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Perfect lighting with this shot and a nice location, so it should be easy to get in if you have more to work with. Did you happen to capture more of the road on the right? Sometimes that will look more appealing than a partially-shown roadway.
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Your exposure looks off. Specifically, your shadows are quite dark, yet it isn't that bright overall for full sun up in CO.

Take a look at the attached as an alterative, not necessarily the right answer but something to give you ideas for a better answer. I boosted the shadows a good bit, increased exposure, increased contrast, used levels, sliding the upper slider in a bit and shifting the middle slider also. YMMV

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Your exposure looks off. Specifically, your shadows are quite dark, yet it isn't that bright overall for full sun up in CO.

Take a look at the attached as an alterative, not necessarily the right answer but something to give you ideas for a better answer. I boosted the shadows a good bit, increased exposure, increased contrast, used levels, sliding the upper slider in a bit and shifting the middle slider also. YMMV

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You forgot, "and saturated the hell out of it."

I think Michael nailed it with his shot of 9263. The side of the lead in your shot has too much red in it.

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You forgot, "and saturated the hell out of it."
Oops! Didn't even notice that. I didn't touch color, that is solely due to my mucking around with exposure.
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Backing off a tad worked - thanks all.

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Backing off a tad worked - thanks all.

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Bravo! The inclusion of the curvy road adds some nice balance.
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:29 PM   #13
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THanks Jim

I do like that this site encourages you to see the bigger picture (literally). I find myself looking like a director - holding my fingers in a box shape in front of the eyes, scanning left to right to find the angle or view that shows more than just the train. I wonder what others think when they see me?

1...."Hey there's a new movie crew in town".........or
2...."There's another railpictures nut".

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:50 PM   #14
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THanks Jim

I do like that this site encourages you to see the bigger picture (literally). I find myself looking like a director - holding my fingers in a box shape in front of the eyes, scanning left to right to find the angle or view that shows more than just the train. I wonder what others think when they see me?

1...."Hey there's a new movie crew in town".........or
2...."There's another railpictures nut".

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I really like that shot. Makes me envious of all the open space you guys have out west. Makes for some great shots!
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