Old 07-15-2019, 03:28 AM   #1
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Hi all,

This shot was rejected recently for not following the rule of thirds:

https://www.railpictures.net/viewrej...91&key=8773156

Any suggestions on how to improve it?
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:57 AM   #2
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Hi all,

This shot was rejected recently for not following the rule of thirds:

https://www.railpictures.net/viewrej...91&key=8773156

Any suggestions on how to improve it?
Not sure it would get it accepted but I would get rid of all the gravel at the bottom below the sign post and crop to the left of the sign, maybe to edge of the building. Then if you had a version of more of the train like the engine up to first support, I'd use that.

Problem the sign, is a little worn out so not that good of a prop. I like anything from Argentina, I guess the national highway is off to the right somewhere?
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:21 AM   #3
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The bigger problem is you have two subjects, the sign and the train. Generally that doesn't work out well for a photograph. As noted above, the sign is weathered and not a great subject.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:50 PM   #4
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Not sure it would get it accepted but I would get rid of all the gravel at the bottom below the sign post and crop to the left of the sign, maybe to edge of the building. Then if you had a version of more of the train like the engine up to first support, I'd use that.

Problem the sign, is a little worn out so not that good of a prop. I like anything from Argentina, I guess the national highway is off to the right somewhere?
Bob
I have a version where the engine is further to the right, but unfortunately it came out too soft to get accepted here. I will try cropping to the left of the sign. The national highway is a dirt road that goes under the bridge to the right.

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The bigger problem is you have two subjects, the sign and the train. Generally that doesn't work out well for a photograph. As noted above, the sign is weathered and not a great subject.
Yeah, it was a better shot in my head. There's a hill just to the right of the bridge that would have been a better location to shoot from, but I didn't have time to climb it. I will just save this for my personal collection.

Thanks to both of you for the advice!
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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Although the sky is a beautiful blue, there is nothing there and the train is shoved down to the very bottom of the photo. I like the sign and would suggest cropping down to just above the top of the sign and cropping off of the left to accommodate your ratio. It may still not make it on to RP, but I feel that it will give the photo more texture to look at overall vs. a lot of plain blue pallet with nothing of interest in those parts.
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Although the sky is a beautiful blue, there is nothing there and the train is shoved down to the very bottom of the photo. I like the sign and would suggest cropping down to just above the top of the sign and cropping off of the left to accommodate your ratio. It may still not make it on to RP, but I feel that it will give the photo more texture to look at overall vs. a lot of plain blue pallet with nothing of interest in those parts.
https://www.railpictures.net/viewrej...28&key=3539413

I went with a tighter crop here. Still got rejected, but I agree it gives the viewer more to look at. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:12 AM   #7
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https://www.railpictures.net/viewrej...28&key=3539413

I went with a tighter crop here. Still got rejected, but I agree it gives the viewer more to look at. Thanks for the advice!
That's a shame, I quite like this version.
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