Old 02-11-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Wow, the bad cropping gremlins are really out to get me this year

The screener did not see these two the way I do, but that's nothing new

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...31&key=3327776

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...35&key=1046474

I'm sure these are fixable, I'm just not sure which way. Comments please!

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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The first one I dont think is too bad. Maybe make it a little tighter, the second one does nothing for me
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:29 PM   #3
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Bad crop usually is the outcome on RP for subjects that are more or less in the center of the image vertically.

Not sure why they don't simply say so with a specific reason.

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Old 02-12-2014, 02:44 AM   #4
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I like the first one. Not entirely sure what they want with it. At one level, there appears to be too much sky. But then if you cut it down, that moves the train further up in the frame and perhaps centers it more, a no no if you follow the Thirds. I also think you could crop some off the left, but then if you do that, it seems like some off the right would need to go as well. And I'm not sure you can do that.

What I really think would work is to do a reshoot. Stand in the same spot, but run the camera slightly to the right which would let the tracks trail out of the scene more, even if they do so behind some trees. Shooting the train a tad sooner might work too as you could cut some off the right without having a badly placed pole in the shot. Then again, that would put more of the bridge in front of the train.

Not sure you're getting either of these shots without a reshoot.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:50 AM   #5
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I'd also look at the yellow tint to the shot, too.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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Thanks Troy, Mitch, Joe.

I went ahead and did a crop of my own on the first one, which I was sure would be accepted, but no luck:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...67&key=7807434

Now I'm really not sure what they're after!

Joe, I fixed the yellow tint using the blue filter in PS.

The problem with the bridge (and all the bridges on this rail system) is they have these solid sides that block the train, which is why I planned to let the train come forward off the bridge before taking the shot.
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Train is too low in the frame, the shot is bottom heavy.
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