Old 03-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #1
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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Shots 2 thru 4 have potential for sure. Lets see what the others think
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:03 AM   #3
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I think 3 and 4 have potential as is. 1 needs a little less the bottom, 2's cropping is kinda funky. It just doesn't do it for me. 5 is a good idea, but I feel that the trailer in between the locomotives is distracting. All IMO

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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Others have spoken on 2-4, so I will limit to 1,5. I like the concept. Given that you are setting up a foreground element, you do not want to cut that element off at the margin. Also, there is a little bit too much space between foreground element and train. So a) squat down next time, to close the gap some, and b) get the entire thing in the frame.

Whatever it is, net, floodguard/break, whatever.

Also, 4 is definitely pretty, and balanced, but it would be nicer if you could somehow avoid the distracting trailer on the right.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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I think 3 and 4 have potential as is. 1 needs a little less the bottom, 2's cropping is kinda funky. It just doesn't do it for me. 5 is a good idea, but I feel that the trailer in between the locomotives is distracting. All IMO

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Well I do have another one where the 1045 is covering up the some of the trailer......

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Number 3 made it! http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=391822
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For the first one, I think you need to ditch the black trailer and go a smidgen tighter:

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For the first one, I think you need to ditch the black trailer and go a smidgen tighter:

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Wouldnt that make the quality poor?
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Wouldnt that make the quality poor?
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
ive noticed when you make a picture smaller the quality starts to look crappy. IDK maybe Im wrong. Ill give it a try and see.
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ive noticed when you make a picture smaller the quality starts to look crappy. IDK maybe Im wrong. Ill give it a try and see.
Well, if you start with the original file, you shouldn't have any quality issues. It's when you go back and crop an already cropped and processed shot that quality issues start to arise.
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I think he means that, if you crop too much of the original, the quality suffers. This is true, in theory, but in practice you can crop a fair amount with no problems. If you take a shot and just use 20% of the area, then, sure, you run into quality issues, but you can crop a reasonable amount with no problems. and a goodly amount with no problems if the original is in good shape (taken with quality equipment, handled correctly).

Easy for me to say, I don't define "reasonable" or "goodly."
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Well, if you start with the original file, you shouldn't have any quality issues. It's when you go back and crop an already cropped and processed shot that quality issues start to arise.

Duh, I didnt think of that lol

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I think he means that, if you crop too much of the original, the quality suffers. This is true, in theory, but in practice you can crop a fair amount with no problems. If you take a shot and just use 20% of the area, then, sure, you run into quality issues, but you can crop a reasonable amount with no problems. and a goodly amount with no problems if the original is in good shape (taken with quality equipment, handled correctly).

Easy for me to say, I don't define "reasonable" or "goodly."
Makes sense. BTW I eliminated the trailer and submitted it and it got rejected for bad cropping, been having a hell of a time with cropping issues lately.
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Can you post both the original, unedited version plus the new rejection? It's a nice scene with sufficient sunlight on the train, so there's no reason it shouldn't be accepted with the proper crop.
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Can you post both the original, unedited version plus the new rejection? It's a nice scene with sufficient sunlight on the train, so there's no reason it shouldn't be accepted with the proper crop.
Heres the rejected one: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...38&key=1641719

Original file is too big to upload. It says in exceeds the forum's limits.
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I'm thinking maybe something like this. I cropped some off the top because it seemed like it was too much sky. And I took some off the left because there seemed to be some dead space. This was done off the reject and like it was said above, you would have to start off with the original.
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I think at this point all it needs is less sky. Cut down the sky, and cut a smidge off the left (getting rid of those branches sticking into the sky), and get the result in a 3:2 format, so 1000x667.

EDIT: what Derek said, more or less.
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Alright, might be a while before I resubmit. Since i can only upload one a day, I pick what I upload wisely lol. Hopefully I can get some more on here and itll raise my limit.
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Here are some others I have that Id like to try:

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