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To crop or not to crop?

 
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Jan 17, 2011 12:28 |  #16

Take a little off the top like Flo said.


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Jan 17, 2011 13:05 as a reply to  @ post 11659025 |  #17

I'd remove everything above the horiz dark cloud, leaving just a little sky above the cloud.




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Jan 17, 2011 13:21 |  #18

Try the pano version with a black mat. Very striking.


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Jan 17, 2011 13:30 |  #19

Looks pretty amazing as is. I would only accept the crop if as a result of paper print size.


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Jan 17, 2011 13:40 |  #20

no crop...the colour adds to the picture!



  
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Jan 17, 2011 14:07 |  #21

Thanks for the input everyone! I'm gonna try both.


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Jan 17, 2011 14:22 |  #22

No crop, but if you did I would only go just a little into the top of the photo. I would not go past that first dark cloud that stretches across the frame. Maybe not even past the first smaller cloud on the left of the photo. Nice shot.


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Jan 17, 2011 14:23 |  #23

No Crop. Everything is perfectly aligned in the first pic. In the cropped version, eliminated the sky, puts the horizon in the middle of the image, cutting it in half. (If you can't help it, you don't want to cut the image in half with the horizon.) In landscapes you have afford to have an expanse of sky. And this particular photo, you have clouds and the sky color graduating from light to dark adding interest. Again. No crop. Not even a little. LOL




  
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Jan 17, 2011 15:24 |  #24

Flo wrote in post #11658175 (external link)
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I would be tempted to crop JUST below that dark cloud..no more.

Nice capture!

I have to agree with Flo :cool:




  
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Jan 17, 2011 21:09 |  #25

I put the recropped version on the front page. I like both of them.


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Jan 18, 2011 10:05 as a reply to  @ Intolight23's post |  #26

kjonnnn wrote in post #11659766 (external link)
No Crop. Everything is perfectly aligned in the first pic. In the cropped version, eliminated the sky, puts the horizon in the middle of the image, cutting it in half. (If you can't help it, you don't want to cut the image in half with the horizon.) In landscapes you have afford to have an expanse of sky. And this particular photo, you have clouds and the sky color graduating from light to dark adding interest. Again. No crop. Not even a little. LOL

I thought of that as I mentioned the crop, but for this photo, I think its busy enough with shadows to hold its own with the photo halved.I think either way this one goes it works wonderfully;)


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Jan 18, 2011 10:20 |  #27

Regarding your:

"Cropped" version - simply doesn't work. What is it, a landscape or a bunch of sticks lined up? At best, it's an "out of context" image...

"Recropped" version - avoid such image by doing "50/50," that is, splitting the sky and the water just about half way.

"Uncropped" original version - this is more balanced and with a more interesting color mixed in. I'd just crop a bit at the top and let it go at that.



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Jan 18, 2011 11:06 |  #28

if it was mine, i would crop it like this. leaving in the last dark cloud gives it a little more sky room and also a bit of balance. Also cropped out the water to bring the pier back down keeping it from being center. great photo by the way

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Jan 18, 2011 11:09 as a reply to  @ sctbiggs's post |  #29

^ OP does not have Image editing enabled;)


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Jan 18, 2011 11:15 |  #30

sct, I did a crop like that too and it looked nice but I put the cropping of what others said to try.

So weird, I spent more thinking about the damn crop than the photo itself lol.


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