Old 04-09-2006, 02:11 AM   #1
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need some cropping help on this one, i think it was cropped well, but maybe too much sky? such a pain is the butt, after it not uploading 3 times, coming out as broken files, so, any help?

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Old 04-09-2006, 02:44 AM   #2
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Well, I am no expert at this, but my sugestion is to crop like this...

on the top, crop out the power line so it is out of the picture but you can still see the water tower, and then crop just a little off the bottom...you may alos want to lighten this a bit as well.

Very nice shot, Andrew. I like the way you incorperated the water tower and the siding..very nice!
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:14 AM   #3
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Too much sky, too much foreground, too centered for a vertical shot...
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Old 04-10-2006, 12:45 AM   #4
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Just a suggestion, and Drew this is not targeted towards you, but at the forum as a whole...

The search function built into the vbulletin software is actually quite a useful tool. If utilized one can generally find threads that deal with cropping, coloring, blurriness, etc. to give you a feel of what is required to have a picture accepted by RP.net. That way one can find out the information they seek without having to create a new thread everytime a photo is rejected.

Its a shame that 75% of the threads are about people asking why this was rejected or what can they do to fix it. Nothing wrong with asking questions, but doing a little research by oneself goes a long way.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:05 AM   #5
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Thomas;

From personal expirience, sometimes it does help to ask for specific advice on a specific shot. I've done that in this forum a time or ten and it always helps.


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I do understand that one Joe. The problem is, it sometimes seems that many individuals post a photo help thread for every reject they get. I could fill volumes if I wanted to with all the rejected photos I have.

Do you see what I'm getting at?
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Old 04-30-2006, 03:49 AM   #7
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It's true, that many come to the forum for rejection help (as I am about to do), but it does help the individual(s). Unfortunately, most start new threads about the same thing. I try to post within a specific topic when help is needed in relation to, though it might not follow the discussion within.

Anyway, this photo was rejected for bad cropping: It is a unique photo for me, which has made cropping uneasy. I played with it for a while, keeping in the back of my mind that I would rather appeal the photo, or re-submit a better crop, but I think it's porportion is right. Adjustment's in cropping would be minimal (and that sometimes is all it takes!) Otherwise, I guess I wouldn't know how to appeal it...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=241929

Any advice is appreciated.

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I think it's porportion is right.
Ahhh, it can be cropped tighter pretty much all the way around. For instance, there's alot of empty room on the left side of the frame. You could crop to the shadow of the train on the left, and nothing would be missing from the photo. I wouldn't suggest that tight to the shadow, but there's still alot of room that can be axed.

On the right side, you can crop the tree in half where the trailing cars disappear behind it (or not include it at all based on where the left crop is). From there, crop the top and bottom to make the dimensions RP-acceptable.

Good luck...
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Thanks Ween, I'll give that a try.
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Magic:

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Nice shot!
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Thanks again Ween!
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