Old 04-09-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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I had two "firsts" this week, a rejection reason that I've not come across before. Any explanations would be very welcome!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...42&key=2886922
I'm guessing it has something to do with the trees on either side in this shot

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...45&key=7539209
and in this one, the trees on the right ahead of the train, perhaps? I already have a shot at this location in the database, but in landscape format.

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Old 04-09-2015, 09:53 PM   #2
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Eugene,

It's not the trees on either photo - they help to frame the subject. The problem is the huge amount of water in the bottom of both photos. This is just dead space that does not add to the photo. I would try to either go landscape, or at least significantly change the aspect ratio in both cases. In the case of the second one, if you have a frame from before the lead loco passes the catenary pole, I would work with that one to avoid an obstruction rejection. JMHO.

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Old 04-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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Would either of these crops work?



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Old 04-10-2015, 09:05 PM   #4
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Eugene,

It's not the trees on either photo - they help to frame the subject. The problem is the huge amount of water in the bottom of both photos. This is just dead space that does not add to the photo.
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Thanks Doug, I also thought the trees worked well to frame the subjects. And I also considered the water being the problem.....but then I figured, no that could not be it, IMO the water leads the eye to the subject. Maybe if there was a boat in the shot it would solve that problem, or some guys fishing. I'll bring my cabin cruiser next time

Thanks for your input, much appreciated!

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Old 04-10-2015, 09:10 PM   #5
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[quote=SFO777;184674]Would either of these crops work?

Thanks Steve, appreciate your input, I'll take another look at it. Any ideas on the other shot with the arch bridge? I like to include water in shots when I can and here in South Africa it's a scarce resource, not a lot of options for train photography, so it never occurred to me there was too much of it.

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My name isn't Steve it's SFO777! I'm not steve.

Would it work to crop out the stream out near the bottom of the bridge's reflection? That would divide the photo into thirds of water, bridge, and train/sky?

Are there trout in these creeks?
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My name isn't Steve it's SFO777! I'm not steve.

Would it work to crop out the stream out near the bottom of the bridge's reflection? That would divide the photo into thirds of water, bridge, and train/sky?

Are there trout in these creeks?
Apologies SFO777, I thought I saw that name Steve on another thread you posted.....

I'll try that crop, thanks, it could work except that I don't have much sky to work with.

No trout, just barbel, similar to carp.

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I meant bottom of pic not top soory. Would this work? I don't know...

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I like the water. It lends perspective, and emphasizes the pastoral nature of the view.
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