Old 02-16-2014, 08:34 PM   #1
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I submitted the shot below, even though I thought it might get rejected for poor composition.


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Of course, it did. I recropped it to a more rp.net type crop and it got accepted. I really prefer the wider version, but I understand it doesn't fit the rp.net profile. Just an interesting example of how you need to play the game even if (IMO) it leads to a less interesting shot making it to the database.

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:00 PM   #2
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The rejected shot would have fit the "profile" if you would have included more on the right. Lots of interesting stuff on the left, but you composed this shot too tight on the right if the train is the main subject (which looks better in the accepted shot).
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The rejected shot would have fit the "profile" if you would have included more on the right. Lots of interesting stuff on the left, but you composed this shot too tight on the right if the train is the main subject (which looks better in the accepted shot).
Yes, I suppose the right is a bit on the tight side, but nothing is missed there. There's some branches covering the far end of the yard. I really meant to have this a yard shot that happens to have a train and not vice-versa. Here is the full crop version.
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I think you still need a little more on the right, or physically move to the left to give you a little more room on the right. That building on the left wasn't doing you any favors either.

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Jim Thias, tilting against RP forum attachment failures, yet again.

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I think you still need a little more on the right, or physically move to the left to give you a little more room on the right. That building on the left wasn't doing you any favors either.

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That's the end result, what do I need to do?
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Jim Thias, tilting against RP forum attachment failures, yet again.

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I purposely attach my photos differently just to piss Jim off. He also hates driveways that aren't shoveled down to gravel.

Jim is on the right path with his attached cropping, though.

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I purposely attach my photos differently just to piss Jim off. He also hates driveways that aren't shoveled down to gravel.
I just got done shoveling another 6" of snow off the driveway.
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I just got done shoveling another 6" of snow off the driveway.
Our snow has almost melted to where I can see the gravel in my driveway.

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Back to this subject.....

This flickr version got bad cropping. I really wanted to keep the plane in as I thought it added interest. But I didn't think I could keep it in without getting endless bad cropping.


CN 120 by Michael Berry Railfan, on Flickr

So it got in like this, more boring and with less impact. If I had more patience could I have cropped it and still kept the plane in?
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If I had more patience could I have cropped it and still kept the plane in?
Doesn't take that much patience to have a flickr account.
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Doesn't take that much patience to have a flickr account.
I wouldn't know about that J, but I do know it takes much more patience than I have to open a flickr link on Facebook, and then wait for all the fuzzy crap to go away! It always has me momentarily wondering if my eyes have finally given out for good or not! Finally got so fed up with it that I now look to see if the link has "flickr" in it. If it does, I pass!
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