Old 02-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default Don't know whether to give up on this one....

So I've been really wanting to get this shot on rp, because I think it's an interesting scene. But I've been very unsuccessful so far. Any thoughts on how to crop this, or if it's worth continuing?

First try (rejected for composition/balance):
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Second try with different frame (rejected for bad cropping):
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...84&key=6024960

Second try with same frame (rejected for bad cropping again):
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...39&key=3035030
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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Gotta say, the shots are pretty unappealing. The two where the crop and the barriers are such that you only see the tops of the cars, that is the problem. The other one, the expanse of foreground concrete is a turnoff for me personally.

On that one, cropping heavily from the bottom and a bit from the right might help.
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Why so tall? I crop at 1024 pix by 683 pix which is the equivalent of a standard 4X6" print (8X12, ect).

So try that - and then crop out some of the sky so the train is not as centered (crop monster food).

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Why so tall? I crop at 1024 pix by 683 pix which is the equivalent of a standard 4X6" print (8X12, ect).

So try that - and then crop out some of the sky so the train is not as centered (crop monster food).

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Thanks for the advice Mitch, but still a no go. Pulling the plug on trying to get this shot on.....

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I think you need to back up and shoot the scene as opposed to the car on the bridge
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I think you need to back up and shoot the scene as opposed to the car on the bridge
I do have this shot showing more of the scene, but I doubt very much rp will take it.
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That is the keeper in my book, a way better shot.
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I do have this shot showing more of the scene, but I doubt very much rp will take it.
Composition is better, lighting sucks
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Composition is better, lighting sucks
Yes, the lighting does suck.

I raised the shadows a good deal, but it's still not terribly appealing.
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Really not sure why I wasted another slot, but here we are......

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