Old 04-04-2008, 04:18 AM   #1
Diamond D
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 191
Default Need some cropping assistance

Hi guys - I have a picture I'm not entirely sure what to do with. Perhaps your answer will be "forget about it," but maybe you can help. The full image is attached. This was the way that looked most natural to me, emphasizing the "roller coaster" effect, but it was rejected for "bad crop"

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=456015992

Thanks in advance,

Nick
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2008-04-02 NS P07 Homestead Rd full frame.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	232.8 KB
ID:	2695  
Diamond D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
Dennis A. Livesey
Senior Member
 
Dennis A. Livesey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,972
Default

The locomotive is too far away. Do you have a shot where the locomotive is near the marker? That I think would breeze past the screener. You would have the roller coaster effect you have in mind. It would be much more exciting having all that train machinery going up and down rather than just the track.
Dennis A. Livesey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 04:38 AM   #3
Mgoldman
Senior Member
 
Mgoldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,638
Default

Works for me - not the attached horizonal -the loco is too far away, but the rejected vertical as it emphasizes the climb. There have been several photos on RP, especially as of late, with the engine positioned far away.

I'd appeal, maybe you'll "find" a screener that likes it.

Consistancy is something I wish we could depend on at RP. But then again, you have the appeal option. You might want to append your comment to signify the roller coaster effect you were out to achieve, or atleast specify so in your remarks to the screener.

Good luck,

Mitch
Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 04:49 AM   #4
Diamond D
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 191
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dennis A. Livesey
The locomotive is too far away. Do you have a shot where the locomotive is near the marker? That I think would breeze past the screener. You would have the roller coaster effect you have in mind. It would be much more exciting having all that train machinery going up and down rather than just the track.
It's a short train, when the engine is on top of the hill in the middle of the frame, you can't tell there's another hill back there.

Perhaps "bad cropping" is just what was chosen in place of "didn't like the shot"...
Diamond D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 09:00 AM   #5
MichaelJ
The Photo Journalist
 
MichaelJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 630
Default

I think if there was no post in the middle of the frame and you were a little more head on, this shot would work ...
__________________
My portfolio at RailPictures.Net!
My portfolio at Flickr!

The views expressed in this reply are personal and do not represent the views or policy of my employer.
MichaelJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 09:21 AM   #6
Switched out
Senior Member
 
Switched out's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 395
Default

A shot slightly out of the ordinary, I'd try something like my suggestion but the post with the seven on it kind of kills it. I will say it's worth trying again.



Cheers,

Christine.
Switched out is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
JimThias
Senior Member
 
JimThias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 9,799
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamond D
It's a short train, when the engine is on top of the hill in the middle of the frame, you can't tell there's another hill back there.

Perhaps "bad cropping" is just what was chosen in place of "didn't like the shot"...
Any chance you can redo this shot with a longer train? I think it would look much better with a full train with the loco positioned near the bottom of the last dip.
JimThias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 01:54 PM   #8
JRMDC
Senior Member
 
JRMDC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 11,202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mgoldman
Works for me - not the attached horizonal -the loco is too far away, but the rejected vertical as it emphasizes the climb. There have been several photos on RP, especially as of late, with the engine positioned far away.

I'd appeal, maybe you'll "find" a screener that likes it.
I mostly agree with Mitch, here are the differences. First of all, the slope is the feature, so I suggest de-emphasizing the "7" by making it smaller. Second, your image quality is not good enough - you have cropped the original too much for what your camera captured. Go back and take an original that is closer to what your final cropping will be. I like the idea and I like the vertical.
__________________
My RP pix are here.
My Flickr pix are here.

My commentaries on rail pictures are in my blog.

RP Photo Albums:
Cabooses
Engine Details
Farm and Train
Plumes!
Railroad Details
Signal Details
Switchstand Shots
JRMDC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.