Old 07-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default extreme vert for a tree

I wanted the whole tree, and I didn't want to back up.

Could it be the bit of station roof on the right margin?

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Old 07-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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Well I imported it into LR, and it is a bit wider that 2:3. Go for a straight 2:3 ratio, and cut some off the left and wee-bit off the bottom.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #3
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OK, Mathieu, but what is so special about 2:3? RP accepts a range of formats. I don't think this reject is a simple matter of ratio.

For that matter I personally find 2:3 too narrow to make for a nice vertical; I usually go for wider, as I did in this case. I've had verts accepts at any number of ratios; I usually format to the image rather than going for a specific ratio.

If it appears wider than it should as a matter of aesthetics, that is one thing, but I don't see that personally. If you see it that way, as aesthetically too wide, lease let me know.
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I'm not saying that you NEED a perfect 2:3 ratio to have shots accepted, but using that ratio here allows you to shave off the left side of the picture, which I believe is the reason behing the cropping rejection. I could be wrong, tho.
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Personally, I don't find the tree at all interesting. When I look at your photo, I have a wanting to see the whole train. The shower stall station may look interesting with the whole
train coming up from behind it. Just my thoughts.

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I see a photo of a tree that is cropped way too tight. Oh, there's a train in the background too.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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I like Matthew's crop.

I look at it and see the tree and then the train.

I look at your crop and see the tree with tiny train and then look around for something else since the crop is so wide but only find empty space.

Still - not a fan either way, the tree nor the train really seem interesting as subjects as captured. Nor does the truck and car halves.

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A bit far from home you are, as Yoda would say. I take it you can't get to any better CA railroad hot spots.

If you get the cropping squared away, I fear a PEQ will be next. Good Luck and Safe Travels.
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harrumph!

Well, I will take everyone's views into consideration and maybe revisit, maybe not.

I did have more success with another tree at that location.

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Carl, this was an easily accessible spot 2-3 minutes from where I was staying, so I could incorporate it into my otherwise family vacation. I did make a short visit to Emeryville but my timing was off as far as combining good light and a train. Might do one B/W, still messing with it.

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Old 07-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #11
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I'm touched that you would go to such an effort for lil' old me.
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Seems legit.
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