Old 03-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Good Day!

I appreciate any help on the following

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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=133121124

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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The first two are centered horizontally in the frame. If you have the space to work with, I'd crop away some foreground and add some sky. For the third picture, I think you might have a hard time making it work because your inside the curve and the train is cut off - often that's a killer for RP. However, if you have space, I'd try opening it up a little more so the outside rail on the right hand side of the photo isn't cut off and see if that helps.

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Old 03-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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instant thoughts: first two have too much ugly foreground. Third one is cropped too tight.
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Well the first one was accepted already...
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #5
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Yeah that was my bad ignore the first one

Thanks on the other two.....
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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On the second shot, I might crop a little off on each side. The train is centered vertically as mentioned, but I think it's close to getting in. I like it. The one with the wide noses is way too tight. On trains coming around curves, I try to include both rails in the foreground. In my mind, it's like taking a good photo of a person.... and then cutting them off at their knees. It just doesn't look right. In this case, pulling out a little would have given you room on both sides and probably got the same in.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:44 AM   #7
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Hi all

I added more sky and widened a bit (maybe I did not get the gist of the advice)
Got nailed for bad cropping again.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=913588&key=0

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Old 03-20-2011, 01:37 PM   #8
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I got both in...THANK YOU!!!

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I got both in...THANK YOU!!!

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Well, if they are reading this, wouldn't that automatically mean they've come here?

Reminds me of the classic line "If you can't hear me..."

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Well, if they are reading this, wouldn't that automatically mean they've come here?

Reminds me of the classic line "If you can't hear me..."

HAHAHHA! Well I know people read but don't post.
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