Old 04-13-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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I personally liked the original but I can see why it might be too loose....Tried again and I'm baffled as to how much tighter I could possibly go.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:10 AM   #2
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I don't think the screener wants you to go tighter in general, I am guessing they want you to go tighter on the left side.
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Gotcha, I have been using the CP loco nose at the ROT point there, should I go tighter on the left and not worry about that?
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:57 AM   #4
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Stop worrying about the stupid screeners. If there's an issue with this shot, it's the camera being pointed too high, making it unbalanced. Your subject is too low in the frame, as opposed to the framing being "too loose." If anything, do much cropping and I'd say the framing would be "too tight," which just goes to show you why you should ignore the stupid screeners and their "stock" rejection reasons. I think the only way to save this shot by cropping is to turn it into a panorama, with maybe just a little bit off the left side.
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This shot is actually fairly significantly cropped down from what came out of the camera so I have room to work with on all sides if you think I need more on the bottom and some off the left. I cropped it with a lot on the top because I like the large plume of exhaust have coming off the CSX unit.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:10 AM   #6
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Gotcha, I have been using the CP loco nose at the ROT point there, should I go tighter on the left and not worry about that?
I agree with J that you should crop some off of the left. WRT the ROT, your focal point is not the CP nose, but the two noses together. Try putting the ROT point between the two noses.

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Old 04-15-2017, 03:33 PM   #7
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This shot is actually fairly significantly cropped down from what came out of the camera so I have room to work with on all sides if you think I need more on the bottom and some off the left. I cropped it with a lot on the top because I like the large plume of exhaust have coming off the CSX unit.
Why don't you show the SOOC shot? It's probably a better starting point (I was under the impression that the one you submitted was "uncropped" sorry).
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:19 PM   #8
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Used your suggestions about using the areaa between the noses as the ROT point and took a bit off the right. Successful, thank you.

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