Old 11-12-2014, 11:31 PM   #1
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I have been trying to get his picture on for the last few days. Every time I get hit by bad composition, aka the rule of thirds. As far as I can see I hit the crosswires on my grid with the locomotive.It is a third in from the right and a third up from the bottom. Is that right or am I going slightly mad?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...06&key=2028190
Perhaps the doctors amongst you could give me a diagnosis. Or perhaps they just don't want it on and hope I'll give up and go away.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:43 AM   #2
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Well, I would have preferred seeing the train enter the frame more, so I would have put the train up and also more to the right, and in the lower left shown more of the track emerging from under the bridge.

But that is easy for me to say. I do thing the shot is bottom heavy. If you can add to the bottom and to the left, that would help.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:58 PM   #3
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Seems you have two somewhat distracting issues here, Dave.

First look - things look vertically centered.
The track and then the road in the background, almost divide the scene in half.

Second - the bridge balances the train but then there is that "extra" on top with nothing but that previously mentioned road doing nothing but separating the right
half of the image from the left.

I'd lose the top - you could try a more panoramic version of the shot and cross your RP fingers.

Or, crop more (and if you captured more to the left, add it). Crop, as in, lose some off the "extra" top and get the engine more to the right (add some to the left, if possible).

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Old 11-17-2014, 03:15 PM   #4
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One of those scenes that would be best represented by a panoramic style crop (1:3, etc).

I don't see you getting that on here though.

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Old 11-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments guys, I thought about it for a while and came up with this
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...53&key=6689371
Loco meets at crossing of grid lines one third in and one third down (approx)
Guess that they don't want it on.
On to flickr it went
https://www.flickr.com/photos/djhewitt/
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I think the flickr version would have been a much, much better option to try than what you tried instead.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/djhewitt/15565964197/
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #7
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That's the one that I began with and started off the series of 12 rejections!!
Another one on there is called BEAMISH WAGGONWAY I tried that on RP and it got knocked back with a PAQ , twice.
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That's the one that I began with and started off the series of 12 rejections!!
Hmm, at first I thought to myself, why did it lead me to a full criticism then (post #2), but not today?

Second thought, they are slightly different, the flickr one has more of the tree on the left edge and cuts down on the top a wee bit, and as Robert Frost said, "that has made all the difference."

Third thought, when I see a shot in this forum my first instinct is to find what is "rejectable" about a shot and not what is good with it. Flicr does not lead to the same chain of thinking.

Overall, I like the flickr version a lot.
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Dave try the FLICKR version but crop just a pinch off the top and off the right side.

Or, since you have nothing to lose, a panoramic afterwards.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:05 PM   #10
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what can I say?
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/507060
made it after all
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Mitch, you forgot the fine print!



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