Old 08-24-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Before I even posted this photo, I was unsure how to size and crop it.
Can anyone offer suggestions on how best to size and crop it?

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Thanks in advance
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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If you crop about an inch off the right side, it may make it a more balanced "portrait" format image. However, don't be surprised if it gets hit with either overexposed or cloudy day/common power. I know, there is a shadow which means the sun is shining, but it looks to be hazy sunshine, and not brilliant enough to make this shot stand out.

It looks like you've got a nice S-curve there. I'd go back on a sunnier day and try to catch a train going into the second part of the curve with the rest still visible in the background. You'd lose the mile post, but you'd also lose the ugly (in THIS case) crossing signals.

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Old 08-25-2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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I'd say that giving alittle breathing area from the rightside will make it.Also i think that the shot need avery little darkening and avery little saturation.
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The other guys helped you with the cropping. The way I edit is to crop the way that I want the photo, then resize to RP specs, then do all other editting ending with sharpness. You can find the RP dimensions here.
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Old 08-26-2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I made some changes and I thought I had improved on what the screeners did not like, then I got tweaked for poor image quality. Oh Well.

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Old 08-26-2007, 04:07 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by bcplouffe
Thanks for the suggestions. I made some changes and I thought I had improved on what the screeners did not like, then I got tweaked for poor image quality. Oh Well.

http://www.railpictures.net/members/viewrejected.php?userid=14352
Unfortunately, the original rejection wasn't of great quality either. If the original photo is this way, there's nothing you can do.

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