Old 06-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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I like the lonely feel of this one, but would it make the cut here?

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:18 PM   #2
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Nice motive, but my feeling...too much foreground...your subject is too far from you...too far in the background?
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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Definitely needs a tighter crop. I want to feel what he's doing...I can't when he's so far away.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
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I think he needs to be put up in the right top corner.
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I think he needs to be put up in the right top corner.
I thought the same thing. The rule of thirds composition works with the empty rails.
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We shall see ................... it's in the queue. I chose another shot 2 clicks later on the card.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:46 PM   #7
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OK ...........I'm in: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...288381&skip=-1

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I think that's a dandy image, but I'd highly recommend resubmitting a version that's cropped a bit differently... the composition there is boring for an otherwise sweet photo.
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Indeed, I think the subject is a bit too centered.

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Old 06-24-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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I much prefered the idea behind the first version better. Here, all we see is a guy with a mask and his legs open. Sorry if that's blunt. He's also too centered, filling too much of the frame and there appears to be some noise going on. If that were my shot, I'd ask it to be removed and try again with the looser crop.

We always say that just because a shot gets rejected from RP does not mean it's not a bad shot. Well, just because one gets accepted to the database doesn't make it a good shot either.
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We always say that just because a shot gets rejected from RP does not mean it's not a bad shot. Well, just because one gets accepted to the database doesn't make it a good shot either.
Well, as usual, I'm not sure what you're seeing, but I think it's pretty good. The image is a little large and possibly cropped a little close in this format for my tastes, but the lighting accentuates the worker's task at hand, the color is effectively homogenous, and the reflection on the mask gives it depth.

I'm surprised you don't like it since you have a penchant for similar "in your face" style crops.
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