Old 04-10-2006, 02:17 PM   #1
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I have read every piece of advice on cropping that I can find and I'm still confused as to why this particular photo might have been rejected. All total I uploaded 7 PICS the other day and all were rejected for cropping. It's become apparent that I don't understand the cropping rules and I would very much like some input.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:24 PM   #2
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xrayguy,

Hello and welcome to the forums.

I'd try to show more scenery with that shot. Even showing a few trees are signs can make a big difference. Right now the crop basically shows the train and nothing else, which is probably why it got rejected.

Hope that helped.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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Well, see in your case, space doesn't need to be cropped out, there needs to be more space around the engine. Its too "in your face". Leave some space around the engine.
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Old 04-10-2006, 02:34 PM   #4
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Well, see in your case, space doesn't need to be cropped out, there needs to be more space around the engine. Its too "in your face". Leave some space around the engine.
Ditto. Focus on expanding all but the right side.
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #5
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Thank you gentlemen, I have the new one in the queue I'll keep you posted. I really liked the "In your face" statement Sammy, I tend to crop them down like that a lot. Very good advice.
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It is important to consider the medium. For a book or magazine cover, this would be fine - if not accommodating to writing.

Consider what you want to show (have your viewer focus on). If you include the train and scenery, put the train in the photo. If you, on the other hand, want to draw attention to a paint scheme, something of interest on the nose of the locomotive, get in close and explain your motive in the comment.
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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Thanks Aaron, that is sound advice.
I loosend the crop on this one but it was rejected for "soft", but I think the cropping is much better based on the input received.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=234803
Perhaps I can sharpen it up a bit, but I was most concerned with the cropping aspect.

Thanks again everyone for the solid input.
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Thanks Aaron, that is sound advice.
I loosend the crop on this one but it was rejected for "soft", but I think the cropping is much better based on the input received.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=234803
Perhaps I can sharpen it up a bit, but I was most concerned with the cropping aspect.

Thanks again everyone for the solid input.
I think that crop is much better IMO!
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That may be too much space on the left side though...
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That may be too much space on the left side though...
Yep. But it is better than the first.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:02 PM   #11
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I have read every piece of advice on cropping that I can find and I'm still confused as to why this particular photo might have been rejected. All total I uploaded 7 PICS the other day and all were rejected for cropping. It's become apparent that I don't understand the cropping rules and I would very much like some input.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=234003

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Get a solid understanding of how to properly compose a photo using basic photographic techniques before you start trying to crop your photos to fit the standards of this website. I'm sure you'll save yourself a lot of time and effort in the future.

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Old 04-11-2006, 02:21 PM   #12
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Lot's of good advice has been provided and I just wanted to say Thanks. The photo in question finally made it.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=140358

This is probably off topic, but I have had a photo listed as 1st in the queue since last night. I get the impression it's stuck or something as many photo's have been added including one of mine uploaded this morning. Any thoughts?
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This is probably off topic, but I have had a photo listed as 1st in the queue since last night. I get the impression it's stuck or something as many photo's have been added including one of mine uploaded this morning. Any thoughts?
Just means that it was left for a second opinion. http://www.railpictures.net/forums/s...ead.php?t=3493
Glad to see your shot make it in to the DB.
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