Old 10-19-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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RPN said this has bad composition. I'd appreciate any constructive suggestions...

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #2
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It's cropped way too loose. The train is the only element of the shot, yet for all intents and purporses, it's way back in the frame. It's also centered a little too much for RP. You would need to crop a lot of the right side of the picture, a good bit off the top and some off the bottom.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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I gave a quick note to this shot on Flickr how I may have cropped it, at least as a starting point.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos_...ce/4020343750/

Laurence, you've made some comments over there about RP and people are naturally agreeing with you. If you open your mind and let us give you some advice, you may find that RP is a nice place to put some of your photos and that in most cases, the issues they have are valid.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:50 PM   #4
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RPN said this has bad composition. I'd appreciate any constructive suggestions...
For RP, it should be cropped something similar to this. Your original composition does not follow the rule of 3rds. And, of course "McIvory" thinks it looks good the way it is. It's obvious he's clueless about what RP is looking for.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #5
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One thing I have learned as a photographer - You can't always keep everything you like in a photo. You may like the poles, but it just doesn't work in this composition. I have to crop stuff out of a lot of photos that I wanted in but just didn't work in the end (people, poles, signal stands, signs, vehicles, etc.).

Also, if your image only offers a train as the only subject, it really has to be done very well.
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One thing I have learned as a photographer - You can't always keep everything you like in a photo. You may like the poles, but it just doesn't work in this composition. I have to crop stuff out of a lot of photos that I wanted in but just didn't work in the end (people, poles, signal stands, signs, vehicles, etc.).

Also, if your image only offers a train as the only subject, it really has to be done very well.
Exactly. Very well stated.
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