Old 12-24-2009, 04:52 AM   #1
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Hi all, this pic was rejected for bad cropping, any ideas how to crop it better? I am thinking perhaps a bit less sky up to where the tree tops are and a bit more foreground?

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:07 AM   #2
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Perhaps take just a wee bit more off the top? Perhaps cut off everything until the tip of the tree?

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Old 12-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Perhaps take just a wee bit more off the top? Perhaps cut off everything until the tip of the tree?
Agreed. Get rid of the boring sky up to the tops of the trees and add some more ground to balance it.

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Excuse me, is there really that much grade?
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Excuse me, is there really that much grade?
No, he faked it. Can't you tell?
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Looks good.

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Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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Hi all, rather than start a new thread i thought to use this one again as i got another cropping reject. I think its because the train is in the middle of the picture and maybe i should crop a bit of the bottom and add some sky so the train is a bit lower in the frame?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=446873171

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Too tight, too centered, dull color.

Try more sky, less ground, more space left and right with punched up color. It would be ideal if the color came from excellent sunlight, but also it can be had here with more processing.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:28 AM   #12
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Too tight, too centered, dull color.

Try more sky, less ground, more space left and right with punched up color. It would be ideal if the color came from excellent sunlight, but also it can be had here with more processing.
I agree with the blah color, but in regards to the cropping, I think he is good to go with exception to the cut off catenary on the left. In his remarks, he states that it is something that he doesn't see every day. If it is the fact that it is the diesels under the electric, why cut a key element off oddly like that?
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for the tips, i got it on after a new crop:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...=308615&nseq=0

EMTRailfan i was actually talking about the 7 locos and not diesel on the electric lines. There is a non electrified line a few km away from here so the diesels travel a lot on this part, however i have never seen 7 together.

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