Old 10-10-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Morning folks, had this rejected for bad composition/balance last night, would like your opinion on the shot. Should have I waited a bit more to allow the train into the frame or do I need to re-crop the shot ?

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Recropping the shot will taker out some important elements to the shot such as the car stopped at the crossing and the little building there to th side. You said it was staged. I'm not sure what that means in this case, but, yes, you should have let the train creep up closer to the crossing.
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Recropping the shot will taker out some important elements to the shot such as the car stopped at the crossing and the little building there to th side. You said it was staged. I'm not sure what that means in this case, but, yes, you should have let the train creep up closer to the crossing.
Thanks for the reply Joe, I was thinking about this after work about going back and redoing the shot again before the colours go, I talked to the crew before hand of my intentions to get them to stop right at the crossing, I didn't want them to sit there that long just to tie the crossing up, the car in the shot was just a bonus that happened to drive up.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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The elements aren't tied together well. Do you have one with the train a good deal closer?
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The elements aren't tied together well. Do you have one with the train a good deal closer?
Unfortunately I don't, but I'm planning to retry shooting that spot again this coming Tuesday. The composition is there, the train needs to be closer into the frame (right on the crossing) to comply with the rule of thirds. Thanks again for your opinions.
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