Old 02-09-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Just got this reject this morning. Any suggestions on other ways to crop? I kinda like it...thought it was a neat little location. What do yall think?

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Old 02-09-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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I think it is a very nice photo. The three things I noticed though were the street light pole at the very top, the Church steeple jutting out of the engine, and the fact that it is hard to distinguish the front of the locomotive. The photo is very busy, otherwise, I like it.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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For my personal tastes, the shot is too squished. The engine is pretty large, too dominant to my tastes for what seems to be a street scene. The stop light cluster is cut off, top and side. The bricks on the left are too close to the camera, too intrusive, for what should be a bit of interior framing. (Or, they should be more interesting, maybe with a sign on them.) The steeple coming of of the cab does not help. I would try stepping back 10 yards and see how it looks from there.

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Any suggestions on other ways to crop?

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Reshoot it from inside the shop out of the window ?
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:49 AM   #5
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The church steeple makes it look like a "rhino train." Maybe shooting sooner would help.

The entire shot is beautifully sharp. It might help to use less depth of field to soften the bricks and focus on the train. Cropping just over the Mount Holly banner could help. Fiddle with it, it has a lot to offer!
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The church steeple makes it look like a "rhino train." Maybe shooting sooner would help.

What are you talking about, Randy? Didn't you know that CSX has added a view unicorns to their livery?
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how'd you get the shot in? lol


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congrats tho!

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how'd you get the shot in? lol


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congrats tho!

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...re-cropped, re-submitted with a note...apparently it was liked a little better this time
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