Old 10-30-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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The picture below has been rejected recently. I personnaly believe that it is not too bad. I thought that the plume is quite impressive and that the overall composition of the picture is acceptable. Any comments on how to improve this photo (different cropping?) will be highly appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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The picture below has been rejected recently. I personnaly believe that it is not too bad. I thought that the plume is quite impressive and that the overall composition of the picture is acceptable. Any comments on how to improve this photo (different cropping?) will be highly appreciated.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=287428800

Many thanks in advance for all your good advices!
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This might be one of those "too much of a good thing" situations: The massive plume utterly dwarfs the steam engine, and with a head-on shot the train really gets lost in the image. (I make this distinction to differentiate your image from the recent flood of W&M Scenic photos that featured big plumes, but were more broadside shots with the train strung out through the composition.) Perhaps try cropping to the left of the light pole and at the top of the tree on the right? That'll allow you to keep the most visually appealing portion of the plume while eliminating a couple areas that don't contribute much of anything to the image.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Many thanks Dave

I will try to post it again with the cropping you have suggested.

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Old 10-30-2009, 01:25 PM   #4
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This might be one of those "too much of a good thing" situations: The massive plume utterly dwarfs the steam engine, and with a head-on shot the train really gets lost in the image. (I make this distinction to differentiate your image from the recent flood of W&M Scenic photos that featured big plumes, but were more broadside shots with the train strung out through the composition.)
True in general, but there is this
Image © Christopher Blaszczyk
PhotoID: 301591
Photograph © Christopher Blaszczyk


Otherwise I agree with you, except that in addition to cropping left and top I would also crop right.
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Daniel, the contrast in your rejected photo is lower than in previous frame that was accepted:
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