Old 01-17-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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First I submitted this shot and got bad cropping:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=473751616

So then I tried this and rejected again:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=441337408

Any suggestions for cropping ideas?
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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Is there more space to work with in the original? Or is the first rejection all you have to work with? Going vertical was my first thought, but you went too tight with it. If you had more sky to work with, then you could loosen it up a bit.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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Also tried this one:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=324631068
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You're too tight on the left side. More space is needed between the locomotive and the edge of the frame.

Since you don't have enough at the top or bottom to go wider with the vertical crop, try a 4:5 ratio horizontal. Maybe something like this will work:
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When you reupload, please put in better information

AMTK90220 -> AMTK 90220

EMD F40PH -> EMD NPCU

It would be nice, in terms of easily searching within the database, if you would also submit corrections to your previous shots with similar errors.

As for the shot itself, tough one. It is naturally squarish as it is. RP does not go for squares. I messed around a while and could not find a vertical that worked for RP. The strongest possibility I see is a 5:4 horizontal, as square as RP tends to allow, in practice. See attached. Might work, very well may not.
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Awesome, Jim, just awesome. A 5:4!
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Beat you by 1 minute.
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