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mrl-jim 12-31-2007 02:29 AM

Bad composition reject
Hi All,
Could someone out there please help me out? Is the attached shot really bad composition or not?


Also,is the following shot bad cropping?


Thanks Jim.

Joe the Photog 12-31-2007 02:40 AM

Well, what do Iknow? I looked at the first shot and thought: tighter crop, little off the left, some off the right. Then I looked at the second reject and that's how I would have cropped it. However, you appear to have dirt on the sensor. Clean up the shot and maybe tweak the second crop a little. I think you're on the right track. Maybe a little more off the right.


Darryl Rule 12-31-2007 02:53 AM

It looks like it could use a little bit off the right side of the photo. The train seems to be in the left 1/3 of the picture with more room to the right. If the was a building or another engine over there, it may be ok. But it just seems like empty space.


Northern Limits 12-31-2007 03:34 AM

Try cropping the rest of the grey building out on the left side, remove the dead space on the right. As for the bottom; check what it would look like to include the edge of the road.
You may even want to try a vertical crop.
For free: There was a comment some time ago about cropping/composing along natural lines or features.

Trendyh 12-31-2007 07:43 AM

I think possibly a vertical crop would also be the go...

Warren 12-31-2007 11:25 AM

I would have cropped out more of the sky and poles above the train in the second reject. Good shot.

goremirebob 12-31-2007 04:20 PM

I think the problem with these shots is that the wooden poles shoot off the top of the frame. Though probably unavoidable, many people don't like it. Bad cropping or bad composition amounts to much the same thing with these poles. (Also there's a sensor dust mark in the sky 45 degrees to the right above the drivers cab.)
These look interesting locos, though personally am not keen on trains of empty flats.
Bob UK

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