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troy12n 05-27-2014 02:00 AM

Horrible Cropping? What say ye?
 
I am at a loss to explain this:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...34&key=8477397
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...11&key=1094881
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...56&key=1506347

If an admin or screener is reading this, please chime in...

While I am at it, does anything like this garner any interest?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...13&key=5948572

Mberry 05-27-2014 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 178965)
I am at a loss to explain this:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...34&key=8477397
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...11&key=1094881
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...56&key=1506347

If an admin or screener is reading this, please chime in...

While I am at it, does anything like this garner any interest?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...13&key=5948572

I still don't understand the (constant) bad cropping rejection on those shots. This will not be a problem in the not too distant future when rejections include helpful comments. ;)

MagnumForce 05-27-2014 02:46 AM

Maybe shorten them up on the bottom, as for the other one, personally I don't like it.

nikos1 05-27-2014 03:06 AM

Forget the cropping, wtf is going on with the trees?.......looks like some terrible masking in photoshop

CSX1702 05-27-2014 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 178965)
While I am at it, does anything like this garner any interest?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...13&key=5948572

Well yeah it's underexposed. If you don't like it, PEQ it, but I don't think it deserves that.

I like it, Troy.

Holloran Grade 05-27-2014 05:42 AM

Try chopping some off the left side with the original crop.

John West 05-27-2014 05:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 178965)
I am at a loss to explain this:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...34&key=8477397
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...11&key=1094881
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...56&key=1506347

If an admin or screener is reading this, please chime in...

While I am at it, does anything like this garner any interest?
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...13&key=5948572

Why not try this.

Mgoldman 05-27-2014 06:16 AM

Wrong rejection reason - surprised you have not yet become accustomed to the aspect ratios tolerated on RP.

The crop is PERFECT. And it's a great shot - the first one the best and the rest get progressively worse, lol.

I think it's simply an odd aspect ratio. A bit too tall without being a vertical.

Best guess- go wider if you can, or chop some off the bottom (though you will end up with half a sign pole leading to a temptation to simply "move" it up higher in the frame from where it is).

As for the last - underexposed, that's easy. Expose it more. I like it as is - one of those shots you think you'll wow the audience only to have a reject instead. Again - the fix is often make it LOOK less underexposed by brightening up the image, the contrast or shadow detail can do wonders.

/Mitch

JRMDC 05-27-2014 11:14 AM

Don't forget to deal with Nikos' comment. The selection of the sky in processing went bad in many parts of the image.

bigbassloyd 05-27-2014 01:44 PM

I'd go vertical, as the speed limit sign and a train covered by trees isn't doing much for me. :)

Loyd L.

Holloran Grade 05-27-2014 06:00 PM

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Attachment 8607

Perhaps this.

Firefighter1019 05-27-2014 06:51 PM

Was this image used in HDR photo processing software? Ive had that kind of effect with the sky and trees before on some nature HDR shots ive done.

troy12n 05-27-2014 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Firefighter1019 (Post 178998)
Was this image used in HDR photo processing software? Ive had that kind of effect with the sky and trees before on some nature HDR shots ive done.

Na, it's not an HDR, the sky was kind of blown out so I used a mask and selectively darkened part of it, I might try to do a better job as I am not terribly pleased with how it turned out myself

Maybe I should have just left it blown out, those type things get on a lot lately... :D

troy12n 05-27-2014 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Holloran Grade (Post 178996)
Attachment 8607

Perhaps this.

I know I could get something like that on, but was trying to leave as much as the scene IN the shot to show perspective

magicman_841 05-27-2014 07:14 PM

Use the magic wand and turn Contiguous off. Then expand selection by a pixel or two and apply a 1-2 px gaussian blur to it.

Holloran Grade 05-27-2014 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 179000)
I know I could get something like that on, but was trying to leave as much as the scene IN the shot to show perspective

YA, that is not what they want.

The more you can force it to a wedgie the happier they will be.

JimThias 05-28-2014 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 178999)
Na, it's not an HDR, the sky was kind of blown out so I used a mask and selectively darkened part of it, I might try to do a better job as I am not terribly pleased with how it turned out myself

Maybe I should have just left it blown out, those type things get on a lot lately... :D

Better train placement would have hid those funky looking tress in the background. ;)

Joe the Photog 05-29-2014 01:51 AM

Don't be so square, Troy.

troy12n 05-29-2014 02:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 179059)
Don't be so square, Troy.

It's hip to be square...

JimThias 05-30-2014 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 179059)
Don't be so square, Troy.

Troy's rejection is less square than a 5:4 ratio crop, which is a pretty common ratio used on RP.

I agree with Mitch above (and obviously Troy's idea of the right crop for this scene) that it is perfect.


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