Old 12-13-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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Hi team,

Do you see any chance to save this one by improving the cropping?

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As usual, many thanks in advance for your comments.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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If you have a shot with the back of the tender, I'd try that. I think cutting it off is what brought that reject.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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I like as is.
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I like it as-is, maybe even a little tighter. It's about the men working on the loco, not the loco.
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Agreed and agreed. I hadn't even noticed the tender was cut off until I looked for it. The three guys grabbed all of my attention upon first viewing.
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It's ok, I am fine with the composition but the BW seems weak, looks grayscale, doesn't have interesting tonality, very flat. Of course, it is a scan of a shot from way back.

If the original is color I would try the BW conversion again. Although, looking more closely, it isn't clear that would help, there isn't that much color variation in a black engine. Maybe look at the contrast? Dunno.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:07 PM   #7
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Thanks guys,

I will rework the scan based on your input:
- Have a little tighter crop and concentrate more on the three guys working on the loco.
- Try to improve the BW conversion (more contrasts?)

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Old 12-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #8
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Thanks guys,

I will rework the scan based on your input:
- Have a little tighter crop and concentrate more on the three guys working on the loco.
- Try to improve the BW conversion (more contrasts?)

Thanks,
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Very nice, although I think the original, pre-crop and pre-rotation was fine as is.
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Agreed and agreed. I hadn't even noticed the tender was cut off until I looked for it. The three guys grabbed all of my attention upon first viewing.
Add me to the list. It's a fine shot. The tender being cut off isn't an issue at all. If it were....why not also say the front of the engine is cut off?
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I thought it was fine as-is
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