Old 11-29-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Trouble with cropping

I've tried a couple of times to crop this photo better, but it's been rejected due to "bad cropping" a couple of times now. I finally figured I probably don't know what I'm supposed to fix.

Can anyone please help?


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Old 11-29-2012, 04:27 PM   #2
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RP generally prefers this type of composition to have the train towards the bottom of the frame. I think it would have worked better in this instance because you cut off the nice exhaust and left the bottom part which holds less interest.

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What Loyd said, too much bottom and not enough above the train. Also, keep an eye on the left side of the frame. The 1/2 sign is cut off and floating in mid-air, and there is something gray or silver in the trees at the very top left corner of the shot. Either crop in a tiny bit more to get rid of those problems, or better yet, go wider to include them in fully.

Lastly, Dennis is correct as well. It needs a little CCW rotation.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:30 AM   #5
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Thanks, folks! I'll give all that a try!
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