Old 04-08-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Not sure about this, i think its a pretty neat shot. Any thoughts guys?
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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I would try to make the shot more about the sky, then, and crop the bottom. An expanse of homogenous foliage is not quite as dull as dirt, and it's a pretty color!, but no go for me. Crop bottom and left, significantly. Still tough sledding for RP, but you can improve on it regardless of the ultimate display venue.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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The "Subject Too Far Away: The train is too far in the distance." rejection reason is another one of those inconsistent guidelines that has many fluctuations to the application. I guess it depends on the scene and what you are trying or what the "screeners" would like the picture to convey. Just look at many of the pictures from Chile and many states in the mountain or desert areas and the trains are far smaller than yours but I think there is too much dead space that needs to get cropped out in this case. I've had this rejection on a shot that I took of a train from across the other side of a river and it was rather clear to many I've seen where the train lost in the vast wilderness or other geographic area. I think it's a guide that is hard to grasp at times seeing what is rejected and what gets in...oh well .

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Do you have a frame where the train has cleared the trees?
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:27 AM   #5
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Do you have a frame where the train has cleared the trees?
I was going to suggest this, plus what Janus said, and crop a little off the left, there is a tad much space in front of the train
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No, but this is the next best one being only barely obscured by the tree.
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I love the sky in the pic, but the tree is killing it for me.
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The train is also too centered in the frame, especially top to bottom.
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Would be better to have the train clear of the trees, and less on the sides - train too small in the picture.

Nice shot though.
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If it were a longer train filling up the empty space on the left, I think it would work.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:31 PM   #11
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No, but this is the next best one being only barely obscured by the tree.
Use that frame and follow Janusz's advice - crop some of the bottom and a lot of from the left.

Good luck - their, errr... our loss if it's rejected.

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