Old 02-22-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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This photo was rejected for composition/balance:

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In this case, does that mean I could try cropping it and resubmit, or is there something else going on? What part of the image is unbalanced in your opinion?

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:42 AM   #2
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I'd say crop tighter on the left.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:54 AM   #3
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Different strokes for different folks, Travis says some off the left, I would say maybe a wee bit off the left but the main thing is less on the right and less sky.
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A crop all the way around, but mostly off the right side. and it's not level, Nice spot but the train is just to far back in your shot, Zoom in some.
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Nice spot but the train is just to far back in your shot, Zoom in some.
Or let it come around the corner a bit:
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Edit: Haha, looks like Chris beat me to it. I noticed that sharp curve, and figured a decently composed shot would be the result, if lighting was good.

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Or you could always "Paulhamus it" and 'mash the curve:
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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You mean like this?

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Just trying to change things up a little.

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Just trying to change things up a little.
And there's always wide:
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I loved that spot!
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