Old 04-23-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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I seem to need some help with cropping. I have added a sample photo which got rejected. What ratio should the cropping be. I use lightroom 4 and when I crop I usally make sure the locomotive is in one of the thirds cross hairs. Is there some ratio I should be using


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Old 04-23-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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Well, for me the first issue is the dead space on the right. The second issue would be the interest (locomotive nose) centered vertically. The third is the signal sticking out of the top of the unit (it's a fine prop, dont bury it), and then forth is the power lines. Here's an idea on how I would address the composition to give you a visual idea, but I would hesitate to upload it, for the previously mentioned things not addressed by cropping.

*edit, I think it may be slightly unlevel too (maybe .25-.3 off clockwise)

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:08 AM   #3
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Default how abouth this better

Is this crop better
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:27 AM   #4
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That is a much better picture. Needs some CCW rotation to level it up. You're going in the right direction!
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Yes, that is an impoved composition. I would think with the proper editing it would be an RP-acceptable photo.

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Old 04-23-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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And the second version did the trick. Good work Joe.

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