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Any ideas on where to go with this one? I'm thinking they want me to crop some off the right, but since the whole idea behind the shot is to show the grain facility, I'm concerned that doing so would defeat the purpose of the shot. Thoughts?

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That's a tough one ... I can see what you're trying to do.

Personally, I would have taken a more front on shot of the train and the grain silos. Are you able to go back and take more photos?
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Any ideas on where to go with this one? I'm thinking they want me to crop some off the right, but since the whole idea behind the shot is to show the grain facility, I'm concerned that doing so would defeat the purpose of the shot. Thoughts?

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Maybe try something like this. The Head house, is really imho the unique part of any Elevator. The silos to the right, are pretty common.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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There is still a lot of dead space (empty sky) above the treeline in the left 2 thirds of the shot, I'm not sure you can overcome that...

On a day with some puffy clouds, it would be better use of that space.
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Personally, I would have taken a more front on shot of the train and the grain silos. Are you able to go back and take more photos?
I've tried that, but it's easier said than done. In order to not cut off the top, I have to back up and then a bunch of obstructing objects get in the way.
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Maybe try something like this. The Head house, is really imho the unique part of any Elevator. The silos to the right, are pretty common.
I'll try something like your crop when I get home.
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Not wanting to crop out any of the elevator, I tried adding more ground and got it in. Thanks for the suggestions.

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The old ground-sky balance trick ... I like!
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Glad to see it got in. It's a really nice shot.
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