Old 03-22-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hi guys, any thoughts how to crop this one better, more sky perhaps?

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I'm honestly not sure... but I had to post anyway, to let you know the image gave me this weird perspective, as if it was an HO model.

Did anyone else have that sense at first?
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Hi guys, any thoughts how to crop this one better, more sky perhaps?

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Generally, I find that RP likes more sky, less ground.

(Unless the ground is exceedingly interesting)
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Generally, I find that RP likes more sky, less ground.

(Unless the ground is exceedingly interesting)
I dont know, it depends on the shot. In this case, you have an abundance of uninteresting ground, a train a little further away than it should be, in other words, next time zoom in a little closer to get a tighter crop of the train versus this boring barren landscape in the foreground
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Troy, how much should i zoom in next time, perhaps just the bridge part or is that to much? For now will try a bit more sky and less ground and see how it goes.
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Here is a suggestion on composition. I cut out the excess ground and put the locomotive in a rule of thirds position.
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Troy, how much should i zoom in next time, perhaps just the bridge part or is that to much? For now will try a bit more sky and less ground and see how it goes.
Dennis's crop below is about right
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