Old 09-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Hi all, need some help with this one:

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I'm thinking to much sky perhaps? I decided then to rather try the shot that I took before the rejected one and it also got bad cropping but not sure how to crop it now:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...d=963805&key=0

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Old 09-03-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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The second one is better. The fundamental problem is the front of the loco is too close to the left hand border of the photo. The subject (usually lead loco) should be roughly 1/3 of the way from side and bottom borders.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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Putting aside the back cropping, the shot is monstrously unlevel. It looks like the train has dropped in elevation 2 car heights over the course of an 11 car train. I have no idea about dimensions, really, but it seems like your shot shows a train dropping 20 feet in 120 feet, a 16% grade! Unlevel.
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Too much sky, but keep working on it as I like the shot a lot. If the grade is really that steep, please let us know in the caption. On one hand, the shot looks majorly unlevel. On the other, I don't know what to level off of. The fenec posts actually seem normal to me.
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I like the placement of the second rejection, but I wish the sky was darker blue to make those clouds stand out a little more. As is, I think it is bottom heavy. You could try cropping off ~the 2 rightmost cars, and cropping down to accommodate to get rid of some of the sky and see how that looks.
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Putting aside the back cropping, the shot is monstrously unlevel. It looks like the train has dropped in elevation 2 car heights over the course of an 11 car train. I have no idea about dimensions, really, but it seems like your shot shows a train dropping 20 feet in 120 feet, a 16% grade! Unlevel.
Hmm, looking at it more closely now, it does seem that the verticals on the engine and on the cars at the end are vertical, so it is level. Trying to figure out the perspective, interesting illusion!
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
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Thanks guys got it on this time (must still learn how to show the pic..):

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=373892&nseq=0

About the not level part the line is down hill here and I was standing on the road that goes over the line, so perhaps all these angles are wat makes it look a bit unlevel. But I did rotate the accepted one 0.5 to the right.

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Old 09-04-2011, 08:28 AM   #8
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Glad it got in, great shot.
Oh and here you go
Image © Fanie Kleynhans
PhotoID: 373892
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btw I really these two shots as well.
Image © Fanie Kleynhans
PhotoID: 366455
Photograph © Fanie Kleynhans

Image © Fanie Kleynhans
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Photograph © Fanie Kleynhans

Keep up the great shots.
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