Old 04-26-2011, 05:34 AM   #1
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Any ideas how to crop this? I'd like to keep the whole depot in there but that means the train will be centered any way I do it. Would cropping out half the depot in the first shot be the ticket?
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Maybe crop some off the station, and give the train a bit more breathing room?
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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I like the second one.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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The second one looks horizontally-centered to me. Since you have shadows in the foreground, I'd give it some more sky.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:20 PM   #5
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For me, since you say you want the depot in the picture as a major subject, I think cropping is the least of your concerns. You can probably find a crop that will get some part of the image onto RP, but what kills it for me, as far as the station goes, is the angle you shot from. You've got that telephone pole blocking the station sign. If you could shoot from a little further to the right and get the whole sign in, I think you'd have a better overall composition. Of course, the challenge of getting the train there when the light is good for shooting may make that suggestion moot. Just throwing it out there . . .

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Yeah, didnt see that till afterwords unfortunately, wouldve been easy to get the whole lettering in, but I guess I was focusing on trying to get all the units past the relay cabinet, wouldve been nice if there was less clutter around the depot. The shot is hard to get (maybe not in the summer), we were in the last few minutes of shootable light here. I have an idea for the cropping, ill see if it works.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:08 AM   #7
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On the first shot, I personally would crop to the side of the station on the left, take a little off of the bottom, and then crop all the way into the right hand crossing on the right side. I know that you would be cutting off part of the train, but I don't think it would have a negative impact on the shot.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:11 AM   #8
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ok idea worked, thanks guys
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