Old 05-11-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Bad cropping-more\less sky or river?

Do I need more sky? The river's in the shadow and there wasn't any interesting clouds. Does the train need to be exactly centered regardless of how much space the pagoda takes in the foreground?

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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I say less sky and more river. You said it yourself, that the sky is featureless, so why would you add more? At least there's a bit of color in the river from the choppy reflection.

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It's unlevel too
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:56 AM   #4
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Less sky. And it's "its," not "it's."
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
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Shoot it when there is light on the water, right now "I" think the foreground is too dark.

The framing is fine, but you need some clouds too and perhaps a sunset glint on the water if possible.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:12 AM   #6
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It would make a nice long panorama but RP doesn't allow those for some daft reason so for a side on like that you need something to fill the rest of the frame with. The Pagoda is nice, I like that. If you go back to that location if you could get a little more height you'd get a little more space between the Pagoda and the bridge which would extend the foreground a little. You may also find this gives you enough reflection to loose virtually all the sky and fill the lower 2 thirds with Pagoda, gardens and reflection and the upper third with the bridge and a little sky. If it's safe to do so you can always hold the camera in the air on a monopod to gain height if you've nothing to stand on and use a cable release, timer or ir remote to fire the camera. You can't see what your taking but if the trains are regular enough it's fun to try.
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Less sky. And it's "its," not "it's."
Actually, "It's unlevel" = "It is unlevel" => correct!

The best way to figure out if a contraction is correct is to expand it.

Its flawed orientation means it's unlevel.
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Old 05-12-2010, 02:16 PM   #8
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Actually, "It's unlevel" = "It is unlevel" => correct!

The best way to figure out if a contraction is correct is to expand it.

Its flawed orientation means it's unlevel.

WRONG.

I was replying to Paul and referring to the incorrect usage of "it's" in the photo caption on the rejected image.

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Remarks: A CTA orange line train flys over Tom Ping park's stylish pagoda on it's way to Midway airport.

Troy's post had nothing to do with my reply.
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misspelled Chicago, too! Holloran, the river will always be dark as there's a large building on the side of the river I'm standing on.
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misspelled Chicago, too! Holloran, the river will always be dark as there's a large building on the side of the river I'm standing on.
Figured as much. Usually people think of that before the shot gets here.

Perhaps HDR is your answer.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:46 PM   #11
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:41 PM   #12
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Great job Paul, nice 200th pic as well, glad it got on
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Nice job, Paul. I really like the color of the water as well as the middle section of the scene. Lots to look at.
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