Old 12-31-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Hi All,
Could someone out there please help me out? Is the attached shot really bad composition or not?


Also,is the following shot bad cropping?


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Old 12-31-2007, 02:40 AM   #2
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Well, what do Iknow? I looked at the first shot and thought: tighter crop, little off the left, some off the right. Then I looked at the second reject and that's how I would have cropped it. However, you appear to have dirt on the sensor. Clean up the shot and maybe tweak the second crop a little. I think you're on the right track. Maybe a little more off the right.

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Old 12-31-2007, 02:53 AM   #3
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It looks like it could use a little bit off the right side of the photo. The train seems to be in the left 1/3 of the picture with more room to the right. If the was a building or another engine over there, it may be ok. But it just seems like empty space.

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Old 12-31-2007, 03:34 AM   #4
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Try cropping the rest of the grey building out on the left side, remove the dead space on the right. As for the bottom; check what it would look like to include the edge of the road.
You may even want to try a vertical crop.
For free: There was a comment some time ago about cropping/composing along natural lines or features.
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I think possibly a vertical crop would also be the go...
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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I would have cropped out more of the sky and poles above the train in the second reject. Good shot.
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