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Old 04-02-2021, 03:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by br_railphotos View Post

After trying it, 5x3 does seem a fairly nice choice. It's a bit of a mid point between a standard and a panoramic frame, which would seem to fit well.

Taking the 14x9 crop to 5x3, I didn't like how it was cutting that somewhat prominent cloud midway. Biasing upwards a bit, put the locomotive exactly at 1/3.

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Just to be sure, I assume you were thinking of a composition such as this, versus placing the average directly in the middle (as the very first "oversaturated" image was composed)?

For what it's worth, this actually wasn't a mid day shot. The camera is looking SE, and the time is right around 7:30 PM. Even so, that's about 1'15" before sunset, so, being outside of an hour, it gets the hammer!

On another note, this photo was taken off of the same dirt road two days later, at about the same time of day. Centered in frame, but has a perfect reflection.

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Yes, I think the 3:5 crop works nicely for this image. It shaves off some of the more featureless stuff (grass, blue sky, etc) and saves all of the real interest. Besides, it's a wide scene. The crop emphasizes that.

I like the reflection shot, BTW. Nice sky, sharp reflection, really nice foreground. Again, a nice break from the diesel-wedge parade. Surprised it does not have more views, but then who can predict? These days, with so many contributors "campaigning" their stuff on social media sites, it is difficult to know which images are truly liked, vs. the ones with high view-counts because the ballot box was stuffed. I tend to look at favorites.....particularly favorites among folks who have images posted on RP.

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