Old 06-03-2005, 02:28 AM   #1
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Even though I'm slowly getting a decent amount on here I still don't get the whole thing with cropping. (: I just cropped one pretty tight and it still got rejected for bad cropping! http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132173 and then this happened too: http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132174 guess I could crop out the locomotive in the second one. Any idea for the first? I'm miffed.

I also tried something different here, because there was a neat freight car:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132170
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:12 AM   #2
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I also tried something different here, because there was a neat freight car:
For a photo like that to accepted you probably need to show the whole gondola.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132173

For the first shot I would recommend cropping the photo in the shape of a horizontal rectangle. Add a little more space in front the loco, and remove a bit of the sky/foreground.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132174

Again, same thing for this photo.

A general rule of thumb for “landscape” cropping; try and keep a ratio similar to 800 pixels width by 600 pixels height, or 1024 by 786. There’s more about this on the Detailed Photo Submission Guide page.

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Old 06-03-2005, 04:18 AM   #4
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Here was the orginal before I cropped to the nose:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132168

It's 800 by 600 too.... I guess when rejected it changes shape a little. I don't think anything is wrong with that pic though.
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You may want to try a ratio of 4x6 for this photo, as shown below. You're right though, there ins't anything wrong with the photo, as cropping is more of an artistic preference. Either way, I think it's a great shot. Good luck,

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Old 06-03-2005, 02:36 PM   #6
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[quote=nsnscalerailfan]Here was the orginal before I cropped to the nose:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132168

For a train, whether it is moving or not, leave room for it to move off the frame. Place the lead engine about 2/3 the way over in the direction of travel. (Your original image needs a little more room in front of the leader.)
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More tries, LOL.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132396

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=132321
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It's so weird.. I never had any problems with cropping until the past few days. I found another pic of that same train, no luck:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133460

Here's another train, still bad cropping!!!!

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133342
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133335

LOL, for the one with the Conrails and UP's I tried cropping it about 10 different ways, no luck!
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"http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133460"

Cropping looks OK to me, maybe cut off a bit of the top and or bottom.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133342

The front of the Ferromex unit appears to be cut off.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=133335

Cropping looks fine here, though it's a bit tight. Try adding a bit more to the left to give the subject room to "breathe".

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