Old 10-26-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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I got a new rejection, "The composition of this photo is poor relating to the overall balance of the image."

I had actually tried two different ways to crop but they both got the hook.
there are high lines to the right and above that I cropped out,
anybody have any ideas on how to fix this one?

I thought the second one was pretty centered and with that second rail reflecting I figured it would make it, I figured wrong


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Old 10-26-2007, 01:05 AM   #2
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Take a little more off the left, and sharpen it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:30 AM   #3
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That shot begs to be vertical, not horizontal. It's a good spot to see the train trailing off. I'm guessing you only shot horizontal.


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That shot begs to be vertical, not horizontal. It's a good spot to see the train trailing off. I'm guessing you only shot horizontal.


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you are correct, I only shot it horizontal. those high lines and towers would be in the way and then the other problem was, it was about to go into the shade the closer it got, (because of the valley and the early sun just rising)
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I don't understand what the shadows have to do with anything? The power lines and all would probably be OK. We understand that the world has power lines and the such as long as they don't block the front or sides of trains.


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Old 10-26-2007, 03:01 AM   #6
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As mentioned, verticalís the way to go for this one. However, the first this I see when I open the image is that cluster of trees in the upper left. Crop it a bit tighter on the left.

Just my $0.02

P.S. I like the heat distortion; it works nicely in this shot.
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As mentioned, verticalís the way to go for this one. However, the first this I see when I open the image is that cluster of trees in the upper left. Crop it a bit tighter on the left.

Just my $0.02

P.S. I like the heat distortion; it works nicely in this shot.
Thanks for everyones help & $0.02, I recropped it, sharpened it a bit and resubmitted,.. it got accepted
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Thanks for everyones help & $0.02, I recropped it, sharpened it a bit and resubmitted,.. it got accepted
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Looks good! Congrats!

I had a similiar issue awhile back, but fortunately I had snapped several shots (vert and horiz) as the train approached.

Also, I had to give up on including the whole shadow on the left side of the train. Luckily, the other set of rails was to the right.

And the screeners didn't hold the urban clutter against me.

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Thanks for everyones help & $0.02, I recropped it, sharpened it a bit and resubmitted,.. it got accepted
You did a good job there ! - Again the rule: ęLess is MoreĽ worked !
It became an appealing picture with a clear message and a harmony of warm colors - I like it.
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