Old 03-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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I'm not complaining that this one was rejected, but I'm looking for advise. I like the historic nature of this shot and would like suggestions on how to crop it differently. Thanks!

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Old 03-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #2
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Considering that the train and stadium are the primary focal points of this shot, you need to present them as such with the cropping. Right now it's a train shot that just happens to have a stadium as part of the background. Looking at what it seems you are trying to accomplish, the items on the left side of the frame really don't matter, and the better composition for this shot would be one featuring just the locomotives and having the stadium be pretty much the only building in the background. In other words, go tight on the edges of the locomotives.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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I know it's a slide, so you might not have more room on the right. I also think there's a little too much sky. However, since it is a slide and since Three Rivers is history, I might would appeal on that basis first. (Even though I know that RP says it's about good photography first. I don't think it's a bad shot by any stretch.)
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I agree with Joe that it needs more on the right side. Give the train someplace to go and keep in the locomotive shadow.

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Burghman, if you have the image quality to work with while cropping it tighter, I'd go with something like this:
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I like Jim's crop. I'd apply a warming filter, or something, also.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:34 AM   #7
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Thanks to everyone for the input. Your suggestions ended in success.

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Nice, glad it is in.

It was cool that Pentrex included footage of the stadium implosion in its Pittsburgh video.
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