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chench1536 07-12-2007 04:33 PM

Need Help w/ Cropping
I've been struggling with getting my tenth photo up on here. I thought this would be the way to go.
Is there any hope with this image? If so, how would I go about it?

JRMDC 07-12-2007 04:40 PM

I would suggest cropping extensively at the bottom, turning the aspect ratio of the image from 4:3 to 3:2, and maybe taking a bit off both the left and right sides. That's an interesting mural!

You still have an issue with the train being not so sharp - the focus appears to be in the foreground, as the station next to the train isn't very sharp. Maybe you can make it sharper without losing image quality. Good luck!

Joe the Photog 07-12-2007 05:30 PM

It's not so much a cropping issue as it is a train placement issue. The train is too far back. I'm not sure you could crop this shot any way to get it in the database because my hunch is when you do start cropping, and you'd have to crop the heck out of it, you're going to start losing image quality pretty quick.

Do you have a version with the train closer?


a231pacific 07-13-2007 02:48 AM

I realize you want to show the entire mural, but the panel closest to the train doesn't show up very well anyway, so you would be much better off shooting when the locomotive just reaches the old operators bay. Try stepping out to the edge of the platform so you can crop out the bicycles on the right and be sure you crop out the fence and gas meters on the left. You will have a much better photo that way. Interesting depot and mural. Good luck.

Michael Allen

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