Old 09-14-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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As I was composing this shot my thoughts were:
1) The white Caboose should draw the viewers eye then move to the long string of Gondolas with the new rail in them.
2) Then the dealine casting shadows out towards the actual moving train in the shot.
It was rejected for "cropping"
I could bring the crop in from the right and eliminate the track strechting out to the end of the moving train, then bring the crop down from the top as there isn't a lot to see there. I'm hesitant about moving in from the left or bottom.
I like the shot and think it is more interesting then just the moving train portion.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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I like it. It did take a moment to take in all of the focal points and great sunset color. I think this photo may be too small!
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:33 PM   #3
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The train at the top is too close to the top of the photo. Its just BEYOND the thirds line...leave a little more "breathing room" there and take some off the bottom to keep it close to 1024 X 768 and you should be good to go. Nice light, BTW.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:32 PM   #4
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Watch your horizion. Check in the right hand top where the pole is right beside the frame. The shot is unlevel. I personally would leave this shot off of RP. It's just not what I think of when I think RP. There's too many things going on and none of them are the center of attention. And there's also too many distracting shadows.


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Old 09-15-2006, 12:30 AM   #5
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I like it - I might crop it in just a bit on the right or bottom [the heavy load car might get cropped but in this light it is tough to notice that it is an odd car] but other than that it gets the lonely feel of the south end of Northtown well. Certainly more interesting than your typical BNSF wide cab shot...
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:44 AM   #6
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I think you might have to go with a tighter crop (see attached) the original drew my eye into the white caboose and then made it do a right turn away from the rest of the image.

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Old 09-15-2006, 01:10 AM   #7
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never mind, double post from before for whatever reason
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:25 AM   #8
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Christine has the best eye on the forum and I would normally agree with her suggestion, but I think it's too tight. I'd try and level the shot and keep the units on the right in the picture as well. I didn't do any other tweeks to the image. It could use a little brightening and color work, as in Christine's version!

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Old 09-15-2006, 01:31 AM   #9
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Christine has the best eye on the forum and I would normally agree with her suggestion, but I think it's too tight. I'd try and level the shot and keep the units on the right in the picture as well. I didn't do any other tweeks to the image. It could use a little brightening and color work, as in Christine's version!

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This is the best for cropping from the right side IMO.And can be resized to be 800*600.
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I think you might be right Michael, your suggestion seems to work better.

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