Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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This photo was rejected with no rejection reason. I was trying to be creative and do something different in this photo, going outside of the norm with the lines of the road leading to the train. Is this photo junk or something that I should appeal? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I like the idea. I would maybe add a bit on the left and resubmit.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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For my own tastes, the blur is too much and distracting. Your theme does not seem to be enhanced by having the blur. If your tastes differ, you might consider cropping tighter (lose some foreground and crop the bottom and right side) and it might be more appealing /less distracting while keeping the concept.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #4
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Something like this Mitch? Mathieu, If I could add to the left a little, I would
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Something like this Mitch? Mathieu, If I could add to the left a little, I would
That helps greatly by eliminating the huge blocks of supersaturated yellow at the bottom which were overwhelming everything else.
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Fixed the yellow problem.... I like it. Very creative!
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Drewski - next they will hit you for high sun............

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Thanks for the suggestions gentleman. I went with the crop on the foreground and right side and she made it, as you guys pointed out in the last 2 replys.
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Man, I like it. I think the final version is a very pleasing composition.
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I don't like it...I LOVE it! Great shot. I would have immediately accepted the first version, by the way---but what do I know?
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---but what do I know?
Absolutely nothing. Not like your work has been published or anything.
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I don't like it...I LOVE it! Great shot. I would have immediately accepted the first version, by the way---but what do I know?
I'm curious, Ron (and/or others), you don't seem to mind what I see as an onslaught of bright yellow at the base of the original. That really didn't bug you?

I'm not sure the extent to which I didn't like that part because it was too big or because it was too saturated. I'm a bit too lazy tonight to pop the image into software and figure that out.
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Not like your work has been published or anything.
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I don't like it...I LOVE it! Great shot. I would have immediately accepted the first version, by the way---but what do I know?
It's a darn shame there's no way outside of these forums to show it...

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Here you go Ron - if it's the fact that you only like the original one:
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I'm curious, Ron (and/or others), you don't seem to mind what I see as an onslaught of bright yellow at the base of the original. That really didn't bug you?

I'm not sure the extent to which I didn't like that part because it was too big or because it was too saturated.
When I post processed it, I really didn't saturate it but only a few points. Maybe next time when I try this out again I'll just lay off the saturation all together in the post processing.

Do I get style points for laying my fat arse down on the pavement and getting this shot? I should have brought back a couple of the rocks I had embedded in my right cheek as souveniers!

Again, thank you gentleman for your feedback.

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You spelled "arsh" wrong ; )

Y'know - I changed my mind. I like the original version better.

It was more of an attention grabber and the lines straight down the center
was probably a feature you aimed for which is in fact more appealing as well.

Normally - and instinctively, I am not a fan of blurred (only) foregrounds but
the more I look at it the more I like it. So much for first impressions.

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You spelled "arsh" wrong ; )
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Y'know - I changed my mind. I like the original version better.

It was more of an attention grabber and the lines straight down the center
was probably a feature you aimed for which is in fact more appealing as well.

Normally - and instinctively, I am not a fan of blurred (only) foregrounds but
the more I look at it the more I like it. So much for first impressions.

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Thanks again Mitch. The lines leading from the lense to the train right down the middle was exactly what I was aiming for. A little too late to appeal now eh? LOL

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I'm curious, Ron (and/or others), you don't seem to mind what I see as an onslaught of bright yellow at the base of the original. That really didn't bug you?
I like the original better as well. The only thing I would have done differently is to include the next unit (or railcar) on the left side and cut it off half way. I'm not a fan of having the end of a locomotive butted right up against the side of the image. That's just my weird eyes, though.
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