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Decapod401 08-07-2019 05:09 PM

Is this too loose?
I know that this is no calendar shot, but I had some time after work and shot it on Monday. I could eliminate a couple of distant windmills on the right, but I like them in the scene. I probably won't burn another upload slot by recropping, but I'm interested in your thoughts vs. the screener's.


Joseph Cermak 08-07-2019 08:34 PM

I would consider trying a wider aspect ratio to lose a bit of the top and/or bottom, more 16x10 or 16x9. I could maybe see loosing the farthest windmill on the right, but think it works keeping that in the shot.

miningcamper1 08-07-2019 10:19 PM

Windmills are eyesores and a blight on the landscape (IMO).
But I'll try to be objective. My first impression was "soft overall", and an enlargement confirmed that.

KevinM 08-08-2019 03:52 AM


I would echo the others. Go with a more panoramic crop, to lose some of the top and bottom, but retain the main subject matter. I use a 3:5 crop a lot on RP, so I know they accept it.

RobJor 08-08-2019 10:57 PM

See you are still working around Chicago -

I'd lose windmill sticking out of top of old silo
as noted maybe soft or a little flat? low light high ISO for that distance.

Anyway, too loose seems to interpreted loosely, Ok with me nice midwest scene but main point of interest is really the barn and that is off to side and then scrub trees, if not trees, stack train and units it would be a winner?


bigbassloyd 08-12-2019 01:01 PM

I think the color cast is blue heavy Doug. Not exactly the feel I would expect from sunset conditions. I agree with the previous concerning a different ratio because you could loose some sky and have more of an impact.

Loyd L.

Decapod401 09-07-2019 02:09 AM

I've been a little busy lately, so I'm quite slow in responding to your comments, and thanks for them. I get two takeaways from this - get out of the 4x6 box, which was a requirement during many years of shooting film, and don't process photos on a crappy laptop while on the road.

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