Old 02-02-2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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How is this a bad cropping? Is their to little room before the engine?

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:01 AM   #2
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too little on the left, too much on the right.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:01 AM   #3
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It's not Bad Angle...it's Bad Cropping. But having the top of the light pole on left cut out of the frame is a little distracting. Also, you might want to crop more on the right, perhaps tothe ballast of the open tracks...
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It's not Bad Angle...it's Bad Cropping.
My bad. lol. I'll re-chop it again.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:23 AM   #5
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The poles are rather annoying
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:39 AM   #6
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Well, this version got accepted, but now I have a new problem.

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How is this poor aesthetic quality?

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Old 02-02-2008, 02:57 AM   #7
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A much better effort. But one thing to think about next time is the pole that is almost cut off by the train. Releasing the shutter literally a split second sooner would have framed this shot better. The pole and the train would not be connected in an unusual position. That's something a seasoned pro has to remember when trackside. I also have to remember it!


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Well, I like it; it could stand some cropping. Maybe the reason is a mistake, or maybe it is because RP in general doesn't like going-away shots unless they are special. Here, with the kicked up snow and the oncoming train, including the resulting glint on the side of the Amtrak, I'd say it should go in.

I'd crop the top - no point in having a horizontal wire across the top like that, and some off the left side - at least getting rid of the crossing signal, and maybe some more. If you have more on the right side in the original, keep it in.
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A much better effort. But one thing to think about next time is the pole that is almost cut off by the train. Releasing the shutter literally a split second sooner would have framed this shot better. The pole and the train would not be connected in an unusual position. That's something a seasoned pro has to remember when trackside. I also have to remember it!


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I agree, Joe. Other than the overall composition, that's one thing I'm always trying to pay attention to when shooting. I hate it when I get a shot I really like and there's a damn pole growing out of the top of the lead loco. Grrrr....

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Well, I like it; it could stand some cropping. Maybe the reason is a mistake, or maybe it is because RP in general doesn't like going-away shots unless they are special. Here, with the kicked up snow and the oncoming train, including the resulting glint on the side of the Amtrak, I'd say it should go in.
I agree here, too. It's a nice "meet" shot and the snow and icy train adds another element that makes this shot more than just average.

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I like the second photo in question. If it were my photo, I'd crop a little tighter. From the top, crop under that horizontal power line. Bring the left in a little tighter. Right around where that tower is. Don't splice the tower, go on either side of the tower.

Nice shot. Sure wish we had something like that up here in northern Minnesota to shoot.
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Thank's everyone for your help! I will keep in mind how I take my next pictures, and try to crop out the wires for the next time.
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*BUMP*

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It doesn't show very well, but their is some sharpening. I guess they liked it!

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Huh! You didn't have to crop the wire! Interesting. Regardless, I'm glad it's in.
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It doesn't show very well, but their is some sharpening. I guess they liked it!
Glad it got in, I do like that meet shot. If you wanted to improve the shot (strictly IMO), resubmit with a slightly tighter crop below that power line across the top.
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