Old 12-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Default Is it really that tight?

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Old 12-13-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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It is tight. and those high tension wires aren't doing you any favors. Do you have more space all around? That looks like a super-elevated curve. The image looks a little soft too.

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Old 12-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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It was the only spot with sb light. And yes, It's a very tight location.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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It's borderline but I agree with the rejection.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:34 PM   #5
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While it is a little "tight", another issue is - what's the engine doing all the way up there?

An all blue sky can be boring but it's still better then all that foreground and the perk is you would not have to cut off the high tension structure. It's not that a high tension tower is appealing, but rather that most images look best when elements within are not cut in falf. And, yes, it is just a bit tight on the nose.

Last - be aware that RP does not often make exceptions for panoramic crops as you have submitted. Most images are 1067 pix X 683 pix or perhaps 800 pix by 1200 which is the standard ratio for a 4" X 6" print.

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It is a very neat shot, and I like it. But yeah, its a little tight.
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Yes, I would agree with the prevailing opinion that this crop is too tight. As Mitch noted, why show lots of dirt below the train, and closely cut off wires and towers above it? If you can go higher, by all means do. Try not to center the subject, so if you have to trim the bottom, do that as well.

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Old 12-18-2014, 07:28 AM   #8
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Ha ha! This one that was accepted seems just as tight: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=510747&nseq=1

But seems like having all that blue sky is a virtue in the KCS photo whereas that pine tree in the BNSF pic maybe emphasizes tightness. The pine tree is a flat near plane, whereas the utility towers and the sky have more depth even though they both take up about equal amounts of the frame in front of the train.

The KCS photo has better foreground I think and a bit of the wide angle feeling.
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Originally Posted by Will Jordan View Post
Why do you need that shot on when you already have an identical one (with better power)?

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Loosening the crop will improve the composition. Give the top left a bit of breathing room.

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