Old 01-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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A rejction for bad cropping, what can I do to fix this so it is accepted?
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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the only thing you can really do with it is crop it vertically, like this:



I tried cropping out the milemarker, but then the train is too close to the edge..IMO this is the best crop.

but im not sure it would be accepted then either..because frankly, its just not a terribly interesting shot..
Its because the location is rather bland, just a head-on view of the tracks, with just brown trees/brush on both sides..not much to see.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:19 PM   #3
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Scot, why would you even want to crop out the milemarker? It adds context and location, the only such in the picture (the signal is waaaaaaay back there). I like the crop you made.

Mike, the image quality doesn't look so good - maybe it is better in the version you can submit. Can you at least sharpen a bit more? Also, that brown color looks mighty, mighty strong, especially on the reddish side of the reddish brown. To my eye, mother nature is more gray. Maybe desaturate some? The engine nose looks too saturated also, although that is a matter of taste and I am generally not a big fan of saturation.

I agree with Scot's overall assessment, although the cropped version may get through with some sort of a color change.
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The submitted image is of much better quality, it lost quite a bit when I downsized it to fit on the forums.
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The submitted image is of much better quality, it lost quite a bit when I downsized it to fit on the forums.
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When asking for help, it is a good idea to simply put in a link to the rejected image rather than to create a new, downsized file. That way we can see exactly what the screeners saw.

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Scot, why would you even want to crop out the milemarker? It adds context and location, the only such in the picture (the signal is waaaaaaay back there). I like the crop you made.

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I only mentioned cropping out the milemarker because I knew someone would try it! or suggest it...so I just thought I would save them the effort and tell them its no good that way right from the start!

I was fooling around with different crops, and only posted the one I thought was good..

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