Old 01-26-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #2
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Both have the train dangerously close to the center... I think the first one needs a tighter crop... take some off the top and right sides... on the second one, that reflection is very cool, so you want to keep that and remove quite a bit off the top and that awkwardly cropped tree on the right.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Here are the main question first of all:

What camera are you using?

As for the first shot, do you happen to have any other frames with the train more to the left of the photo. There's no good way to crop it the way it is.

Also the second one, the wires are cutting it close, kind of distracting, and also it looks like a High Sun image.

Just my 0.02
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Do you have any frames where the loco is further along?
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No i don't have any more frames but thanks for the help.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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I think if you take some space off of the sides and a little off the top of the second shot, it stands a chance.
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Both have the train dangerously close to the center... I think the first one needs a tighter crop... take some off the top and right sides... on the second one, that reflection is very cool, so you want to keep that and remove quite a bit off the top and that awkwardly cropped tree on the right.
Agreed.

Crop in on both and take the right sides off.

The second one should make it easy if it is cropped right.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:54 PM   #8
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This scene will work much better with a slightly tighter crop on the sides as well at a 2:3 format. The current ratio is too tall for the subject matter.
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A general comment would be to take as many pictures as possible of a scene. That way if one is blury, or to close, you have plenty of choices
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