Old 05-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #1
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I have more on all sides but not to the bottom of the street sign pole; I am not a fan of foreground grass so I didn't go big on the bottom.

I suppose the nose is a bit centered left to right but it's not a composition/balance rejection and anyway this way of filling the scene works for me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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The floating road sign and centered subject just aren't working here...
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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It's a perfect crop. You could not crop it better if you tried.

Bad crop, nah - PEQ, maybe.

I don't hate it and do find it more interesting then some on RP, but that's only because I'm prorating it.

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Given your affection for power lines and poles (I think that's you, anyway, isn't it?) I agree this crop seems to work given the setting.

The screeners may want to see less on top and less on the left, though, which would really hurt those lines and poles.

You also said the original has more on top and sides - Can you post that? Might lead to more ideas.
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Far from your strongest work, J.
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I don't know, J. I know you put some thought into this, but it looks like a grab shot.

Did you try placing yourself more to the left so the road sign is on the right side of the frame?
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A power line here or there, I can live with it. But those giant bundles of fiber optic cables are very annoying to me. (I think that's what is in the really think cable) I really like the concept you're trying to pull off but the wires just jump out at me.

Perhaps a reshoot with a different focal length is in order where the frame on the left starts just to the left of the sign and the right side only includes the lead unit and maybe the first 1/4 of the second unit?
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Andrew: I've no passion for power lines, but there is a spot not far from me with plenty of high voltage ones in the sky so I am doing what I can to feature them in an interesting way. Hate the ones like here, all they do is trash pictures. I do like code line but certainly not thick power lines. I do like switchstands ...

Jim: no, not my best, I haven't had too many "best" situations of late and I thought this would be interesting enough. Maybe not.

Mathieu: well, if it comes across that way, then I didn't achieve what I wanted! Will consider the alternative placement; I envision one problem being that the window between power poles narrows considerably at that tighter angle.

Burgh: will think about it. For RP purposes, cutting off the trailing unit unnaturally is a no-go but then one doesn't shoot just for RP. But I have a variant of your idea vis focal lengths in mind now, will see. In that area it may not be the best thing to pursue first, there are probably other locations that are a better use of limited time.

general: I was at a location with lots of power lines and did the best I could, in this case using them to create a framing rectangle and incorporating a foreground element, the only one of interest at the location, or at least the only one that caught my eye. For now I will try a much tighter crop, maybe cutting off the trailing train using one of the poles, and see how that goes. I am getting the feeling this is a marginal shot even if done better and I am happy to get something "OK" and then just move on to other things.
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crop it tighter. subject too small.
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Yes, getting rid of the awful power/cable line was the trick, which had the benefit of playing up the street sign much more and that was the point of the shot to begin with.

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Is ok, we no need to always put our strongest work on here.

After all, you of all people shouldn't cast stones at this glass wall.


The pole between the sign and the left side of the picture troubles me - please remove it.
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Hey, way to go, JR.

And yes, I see that in a previous 'Cropping' thread you referred to code lines, not power lines. (Apparently there is a difference.)

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Well look at that.

I didn't see the most recent post when I took the obligatory poke at Jim.

Very good.
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I'm no expert on this stuff, but code line - generally many lines on each arm of the pole:

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Code line is for sending data (signal information, say) whereas power line is for large amounts of electricity, so needs to be much thicker.
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I'm no expert on this stuff, but code line - generally many lines on each arm of the pole:

Code line is for sending data (signal information, say) whereas power line is for large amounts of electricity, so needs to be much thicker.
That's what keeps me coming back to the forum. Learn something new every time.
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Just a final point, I presume "code line" got its name because the first type of info to be sent on it was Morse Code.
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Telegraph poles.

They can also include signal wires, as many of these poles are still in use, with much less wire than originally installed.


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Is ok, we no need to always put our strongest work on here.

After all, you of all people shouldn't cast stones at this glass wall.
How so?
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Easy to say, coming late, but the crop that got in is soooo much better than the original version.
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Easy to say, coming late, but the crop that got in is soooo much better than the original version.
I probably would have done this so as not to cut the train off:

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Jim: yup
Roco: 2nd and 3rrd are very nice
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J, final version looks good! Sometimes I like lines and towers and poles just to help tell the story of a location.

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Thanks! I wouldn't say that I like them, but when they are there, they are part of the story.

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There you go, the power lines make that picture unique. Good job of finding that shot in there. No towers of that type in this part of the country, that I've seen anyway.
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