Old 03-20-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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I have tried 4 times to get this pic cropped right, but to no avail. Can anyone explain what I am doing wrong? I can understand the backlight issue.(Yet, I like the pic, as well as several of my friends, even though the screeners here don't, but, of course it is their site.)

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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Waaaay too lose. Either you're going to get a sidelit wedgie with this shot, or it's going to be boring because you didn't make enough interest out of the branches.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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I think your best bet would attempt backing up to the right just a tad and get a normal wedgie, providing the lighting was decent. Then again, a wedgie is a wedgie, you can shoot them anywhere, providing you have no obstructing objects, and decent light to work with.

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Old 03-20-2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!! I'll go out in the next few days and give another try, but in the morning, hopefully with better light.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #5
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Eh, if you have time to setup, I'd go for a more creative composition, rather than your normal wedgie. Just be sure the photo offers good lighting and try to compose it pretty neat. As usual, watch out for obstructing objects, and those distracting poles that tend to stick out. Just a thought.

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Old 03-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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One other thing that hasn't been pointed out: There's simply too much dead space (sky) between the train and the branch you're using to frame the top of the photo. Bring a stepladder with you next time to gain some elevation and see if that helps create a more pleasing result.
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #7
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One other thing that hasn't been pointed out: There's simply too much dead space (sky) between the train and the branch you're using to frame the top of the photo. Bring a stepladder with you next time to gain some elevation and see if that helps create a more pleasing result.
I was kind of going for that but I guess that in my sleepy state I didn't hit it properly...
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