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C+C and cropping advice

 
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Apr 13, 2011 13:36 |  #1

Hi,
I took this photo a while back while I was still learning the basics. I came across it the other day and didn't like the position of the tree and road and thought it would be better served cropping the image to improve the composition.

Initially I tried cropping out the left 3rd of the image, on another attempt the right thrid, both looked nice to my eye, but I always had to sacrifice something in the sky, and lost a part of the main subject.

I'd be grateful for any recommendations regarding which crop would work best and also any other tips.

Many thanks

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Apr 13, 2011 14:13 |  #2

Don't crop. Instead, next time move yourself to the left then you can put the tree on the right side of the frame so you can get those awesome rays from the clouds.


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Apr 13, 2011 14:15 |  #3

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Don't crop. Instead, next time move yourself to the left then you can put the tree on the right side of the frame so you can get those awesome rays from the clouds.



Absolutely.........no crop......


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Apr 13, 2011 17:35 |  #4

Agreed....Moving to the left would allow your eye to follow the road into the picture.
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Apr 13, 2011 18:57 |  #5

Awesome photo! Don t change a thing on this photo!!




  
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Apr 15, 2011 08:18 |  #6

Many thanks for the kind comments.


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Apr 15, 2011 09:58 |  #7

Ive looked at this post a few times, and I don't know that cropping would get you the results you want. I wish a different angle was explored here. I think that would have taken care of the tension in the image. Live and learn I guess. That is something I need to spend more time doing: working different angles on the same subject. The crepuscular rays are spectacular btw.


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Apr 15, 2011 10:26 |  #8

I think it would be fine either way. Its just a preference thing.


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Apr 16, 2011 08:05 |  #9

I really like this photo. Personally, I would like it even more if the white building and the reddish brown stuctures (old brick foundations?) near the tree were cloned out.
The rays that you captured are beautiful!




  
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Apr 16, 2011 08:32 |  #10

Thank you very much for the feedback. Yeah I got pretty lucky with the rays. I don't know how long I'll have to wait until I get the opportunity to photograph crepuscular rays this spectacular again. Hopefully I'll get my composition a little better if I am presented with the chance.


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Apr 16, 2011 11:47 |  #11

love this!!!


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Apr 16, 2011 19:48 |  #12

karobinson wrote in post #12215201 (external link)
Absolutely.........no crop......

This. Great shot man!


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Apr 17, 2011 01:59 |  #13

Like this shot.


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Apr 17, 2011 03:47 |  #14

Thank you very much


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