Old 08-02-2017, 03:53 PM   #1
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They don't like my cropping again, thoughts?

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Tough one. I think they are definitely telling you the crop is too loose and the train is too centered vertically.

I think you need to take some off the bottom and left sides, but with the current frame, you risk cutting too close to the bottom of the nearest tree on the right. Do you have some subsequent frames with the train closer? I think that a lot less cutting would be necessary for a good composition and you could preserve a lot of the elements in the current frame.

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I'd cut bottom and left and let the train be a bit more centered, which I usually prefer for street running.

I wouldn't call it an overlooked section of street running either. 20-some photos on here is a pretty decent number. St Mary's only has like 14 and it's very well known within the foamer world.

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In addition to the previous suggestions, I would look at toning down the highlights a bit, it looks a bit too contrasty to me. The big RV detracts a bit but not much you can do about that. Neat location, worth returning to if you can to try some different angles and different lighting conditions, and maybe without an RV.
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I think any street running scene needs a vehicle of some type in it to make it flow better. Unfortunately it's usually not a preferred vehicle. Like an RV in his shot, or this POS that rolled into the shot 5 minutes before the train arrived.

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Tweaked as y'all suggested, thanks!

I think this'll be on my list of spots once the fall colors come in!
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