Old 01-30-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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I received a Bad cropping reject on this photo. I'm a real loser on cropping for RP, so I'd like to ask for your advice how this should best be cropped.

Here's the rejected photo:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=422564024

And here is one with a wider crop:
http://www.benbe.hu/gallery/korai-bu...oframe_hun.php

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:11 AM   #2
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I like the shot, but there is too much dead space on the right hand side of the image, also might want to trim some of the sky as well.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:45 PM   #3
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Too much sky which includes a big dust spot that needs to be cloned out.
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Way too much sky and too much room on the right side of the frame. If you have a frame where the train has moved down the tree line a little, that would be the way to go.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:26 PM   #5
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Good luck on the edits. It's a neat shot.

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Hi,

I received a Bad cropping reject on this photo. I'm a real loser on cropping for RP, so I'd like to ask for your advice how this should best be cropped.

Here's the rejected photo:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=422564024

And here is one with a wider crop:
http://www.benbe.hu/gallery/korai-bu...oframe_hun.php

Thank you!
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As much as RP likes clear blue skies for lighting, they don't like seeing a lot of it in our photos. Too much plain, solid blue. The only way that much sky works is with big cotton ball clouds (with good lighting on subject), or trees, buildings, etc. helping to eliminate the mass of plain sky.
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No, Troy. Still way too much sky and space in front of the train. If he has a shot with that much space behind the train, great. Try that.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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Thank you for the many responses. I'm glad you generally liked the image. I see that the driver should have given the plus gas a few metres forward for optimal composition!

I hope I can get it right now.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:55 AM   #10
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Hi,

Thank you for your help. Another frame, one without the smoke that made the shot unique, but had a better train position relative to the trees was finally accepted to the gallery.


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Thats too bad. The smoke really made the shot, for me.
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Thats too bad. The smoke really made the shot, for me.
Maybe true, but color and hoar frost, I would love to have taken that shot!

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