Old 02-02-2013, 02:23 AM   #1
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Any ideas about better cropping on these two? Thanks for any help.

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This one I dont care too much about, more of just experimenting with a different angle.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...08&key=7044412
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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For this one, the vertical composition hurt you. There's too much old boring track in the foreground and the train is cut off at the right edge, instead of disappearing into the scenery. If you have a wider version, you can cut some from the left (up to the tree branches) and the bottom and add some on the right. If not, I think you're out of luck.

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This one I dont care too much about, more of just experimenting with a different angle.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...08&key=7044412
This one has a better chance of getting in. Cut out the gray pole at left and cut up to the crossing signal and silver box on the right side. Also, it needs a bit of clockwise rotation to be level. Once you fix the cropping and the leveling, you should have no problem, unless you want to lower the brightness a little. It seems a little overexposed. Good luck.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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I think the vertical has more potential. For one, not only is the train not cut off by the frame, but it looks like you have the entire train of one hopper visible. But yes, less foreground. One problem is that the shot has "high sun" written all over it, perhaps due to nose-on light, but the light is harsh and the truck shadows dark (the other shot has the same problem). That tree has a weird shape! It may be overlapping trees, but still, that's a weird shape.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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Shot opportunities present themselves as either verticals, horizontals---or in some cases, either. The first shot is NOT a vertical scene---but I took a stab at it:



The second shot has a little more potential, but it has a lot of extraneous "stuff" in the scene, plus the running gear is in shadows.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Im going to 'scrap' both of them. I have a horizontal shot of the first picture as well so ill see how that goes. Cant do too much about high sun, just trying to make lemonade out of lemons. I shoot GNRR all the time too so Im not too disappointed that these didnt come out perfectly.
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