Old 08-09-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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I seem to be on a bad cropping streak here.

I tried this one and got dinged twice. First with a 4x6, the second with a wide crop. Perhaps just cut off the right side a bit and forget about trying to have the "mound" in there?

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I also see in the first one I must have hit the saturation brush on the upper part of the fence which I corrected in the second.

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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I see what you were trying to do, but two things jump out at me immediately. First, the placement of the train is too high in the shot and tooo far over to the right. Second, it's hard to tell we're looking at a baseballl field. I would rather see the infield with the corn in the background and I think that would have worked.
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Without a game being played, and preferably in the middle of a pitch, I really don't see this composition working at all.
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Or accentuate the emptiness of the infield.

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Thanks gentlemen,

This is a shot that can maybe be pulled off a couple times a year and I happend to be around on this one. While I agree about the difficulty of knowing it's a ballfield, I was hoping part of the backstop and description would suffice. this is cropped further as my original shows the entire backstop but then I lose the train. I see what you mean Joe by using the emptiness of the field but that fence infront of the bench does me no favors and had I been down on the other side of it, the corn would block the train.

Again, Jim I agree... and even posted on my fb that I wish there had been kids playing. Oh well, just one of those almost but not quite. I still like the shot. It brings two things that I enjoy together... trains and baseball.
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Or accentuate the emptiness of the infield.

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That field looks pathetic from that picture. I don't see one bit of grass.
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I don't know, it seems kind of obvious it is a ball field to me, what with the backstop and pitchers mound an' all.
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