Old 04-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me any advice on


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Which direction should go? Have room on both sides and top and bottom.

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Old 04-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Have room on both sides and top and bottom.
Looks tightly cropped . loosen a bit and need more on right and bottom.
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Can anyone give me any advice on


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Which direction should go? Have room on both sides and top and bottom.

Thanks
Reggie
Loosen the crop and include more background details. Adjust the cropping to where it doesn't influence or distract from the composition/balance.

Charlotte is a beautiful city with many cool angles that allow you to incorporate the skyline. Let's see it!

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Charlotte is a beautiful city with many cool angles that allow you to incorporate the skyline. Let's see it!
This. Why would you want to cut that scene down so much??
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I agree. Make the train a part of the scene, instead of 'the' scene.

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Would this work out better or am I still missing something? Unfortunately, I had the wrong lens on and the tallest building got cut off in all my shots.
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That cutoff building is killing it. Can you re-shoot with a short lens?
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That cutoff building is killing it. Can you re-shoot with a short lens?
The next time I go up there I will. I live in SC. Charlotte is about a hour from here.



Thanks for the help anyway gentlemen. Would probably just put it on Flickr.
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Would this work out better or am I still missing something? Unfortunately, I had the wrong lens on and the tallest building got cut off in all my shots.
This is better than your original cropping.. It's worth a shot!

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This is better than your original cropping.. It's worth a shot!

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That was my take on it too and I'm not even a screener! I've been to that spot, but never shot a train there. But by framing it so as to not cut off the building, you will have an entirely different scene that may not be close to what Reginald wanted to represent here this time. I've seen a lot of shots by different people here and most of them are all good. And most of them are all different from one another. This was just another take on it.
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Now it's overprocessed. SMH

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I guess 3rd time's a charm. Thanks everyone for their input on the cropping issue and suggestions.




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