Old 04-26-2012, 03:59 AM   #1
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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I'd guess a little less foreground and a little more sky. Perhaps, if possible, a tiny bit more on the right as well to loosen up the track leading off in the distance.

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Old 04-26-2012, 04:27 AM   #3
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I would get rid of the shadow in the lower left corner and also get rid of half of the space between the engines and the edge on the right side.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:47 AM   #4
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I re-cropped and got it rejected again, and then horizon unlevel. I used the building for reference on the left.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:06 AM   #5
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Hmm, looks like you may have gone a bit too far, as the image appears quite narrow right now - with respect to the bottom of the (original) photo, I'd try cropping until you've just removed that shadow in the lower right; perhaps a little more. As for the track disappearing in the background - I'd leave it in myself, but I'm wondering if for RP purposes they might want you to crop closer to the units.

I wouldn't rule out adding a bit more to the top, either.

Hopefully I'm not leading you on a wild goose chase here!

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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Jacques, I think you did lead him astray! For RP purposes, waaay too much on the right. Especially that the engine has two crewmen hanging on the nose, which increases the visual weight on the left even more. I think it simply will never work as long as you try to keep the tracks going off to infinity.
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I re-cropped and got it rejected again, and then horizon unlevel. I used the building for reference on the left.
According to the exif data for the shot, your focal length was 22mm. If you're going that wide, you can't use something on the sides of the image to level off of, as the distortion will throw off the rest of the image. Level from the center of the photo, and then correct the unlevel verticals on the sides with distortion correction.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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There is way too much on the right side and it is empty cluttered space.

As JRMDC said, your subjects are on the left so compose the image from that direction.

The image needs a slight CCW rotation - use the front edge of the conductor's side of the cab as the upright to level off of.

Additionally, the image is soft - look at the numbers on the door.
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