Old 01-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Well I was trying to avoid having to post a thread, but I guess my cropping tastes on these two shots aren't the same with the screeners... I honestly don't see anything wrong with the second reject, actually both. Anyways, Opinions?

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #2
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Within the RP troubleshooting guide, right after "is your monitor plugged in?", you will see the second trouble-shooting tip as followed:

"Is your image centered?"

Both images are centered in one way or another - try putting the main subject towards the top or bottom and right or left 1/3 of the frame. See "Rule of thirds" via a Google search.

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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While I can see Mitch's reasoning in regards to the first, the second has the center of the leading locomotive's nose very close to the lower left RofT intersect. That being said, I tried to get the following image on the database by first centering the nose of the loco on the bottom left intersect, showing more of the lake on the right. Got the BC rejects. Centered it, and it got on.
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Apparently guidelines are meant to be taken with a grain of salt.

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Old 01-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #4
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The first thing I noted about the second one was that the train was very tight on the ridet side of the frame. The elephant in the rom is the lack of light on that side of the train. It doesn't bother me in this setting, but the next screener could have a problem with it.
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First: what Mitch said
Second: I too don't see Mitch's reasoning. To me all the action is on the right, not enough weight on the left, so it is the opposite of a centering problem, it is a one-sided problem. I would consider a 4x5 vertical, cutting off much of the left.
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First: what Mitch said
Second: I too don't see Mitch's reasoning. To me all the action is on the right, not enough weight on the left, so it is the opposite of a centering problem, it is a one-sided problem.
Yup. I must have been in screener mode late last night. I think a little breathing room is nice but thought quick glance that the screener might have saw the train in #2 just a bit high enough in the frame to be too centered but the main issue is in fact all the "extra" to the left.

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