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    Extreme crop but what do you think?

    I saw a nice pic of Radu's and although I don't like to copy things thought it was so good I would like to try something similar.

    Unfortunately this mean't an extreme crop and I don't know if the quality or resolution matters in this sort of thing but I suspect it does.

    Does it work, does the resolution matter

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    It has an artistic, almost painting like feel to it. But I do think you loose to much detail if you look closely at the faces of the people that you can see in the photo.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Mal, I think you answered it already, but if it was your family, I would think you would want the feet left in the picture too.

    I've done that on some desert scenes, but was never really happy with them.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    For me, Steve, the guy on the right has to go. Which going with what we have here, would probably mean ending up with a square crop.

    However, if this is already a crop I would like to return to the original and have another think about the options.

    And with regard to the loss of detail. I just wonder if this is one of those occasions where some form of 'digital painting' might work.

    I'm not normally a fan of these auto painting conversions but sometimes they can 'save the day'.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Cheers Bob and Mal, and for Geoff this is close to the original at 320mm equiv.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Nice pic overall.

    Forgive my ignorance but who/what is Radu?

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Nice pic overall.

    Forgive my ignorance but who/what is Radu?
    Radu has a thread where he captures photos of Romania and some other scenes from Europe. It's a single thread that has a lot of interesting photos of landscapes and architecture.

    I think he's letting that one go at the moment focussing on capturing some photos of a protest that seems to have been on since Christmas in the People and Portraiture forum.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    When faced with that scene, Steve, my first response would be to crop like this to retain the train essentials but concentrating more on the platform family.

    Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Or to crop in tighter

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    As an alternative with a different aspect

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    Not a lot of fine details to work with from that low resolution image; it would work better with the original.

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    Cheers Geoff, a bit like this but without Orton. Just wanted an idea, and maybe some motion is needed

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    Tried to upload the original RAW as a PNG 16 bit but it is a bit big.

    So I went via fotki

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    Re: Extreme crop but what do you think?

    I originally tried a crop similar to your last example, Steve, but rejected it in favour of a 5 x 4 ratio in order to have just a little bit more 'height' to the engine smoke.

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