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Should this be cropped?

 
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Jan 13, 2013 19:16 |  #1

Should this be cropped? Top one is the original, bottom is cropped to get rid of the half car at the top.

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Jan 13, 2013 21:06 |  #2

IMHO- The crop looks better since the other car and the pylon makes it a bit distracting.


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Jan 13, 2013 23:05 |  #3

Often times, in motorsports the best images are very tightly composed. The problem here would be that to crop it tighter will also enhance the blurriness of the car. Also, when cropping, sometimes it's better to leave more space in front of the car for it do "drive into".

Here's good example by Robert King (and check out his entire portfolio to give you inspiration).

http://500px.com/photo​/7905973 (external link)


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Jan 14, 2013 11:18 as a reply to  @ veritasimagerynw's post |  #4

Crop, but you might want to play with a few options to find the right balance for the photo.




  
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Jan 26, 2013 23:40 as a reply to  @ JLX's post |  #5

I think your cropped version is better; the other car distracts from the subject so no need for it... nice!




  
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Jan 27, 2013 02:21 |  #6

veritasimagerynw wrote in post #15485289 (external link)
Often times, in motorsports the best images are very tightly composed. The problem here would be that to crop it tighter will also enhance the blurriness of the car. Also, when cropping, sometimes it's better to leave more space in front of the car for it do "drive into".

Here's good example by Robert King (and check out his entire portfolio to give you inspiration).

http://500px.com/photo​/7905973 (external link)

Holy eff, that is a great shot since I love Audis. Good call.


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Jan 27, 2013 05:58 |  #7

There is no right or wrong here, its a matter of preference. Personally I would crop as I always prefer my racing shots to be - close and personal, others will disagree


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Jan 27, 2013 12:50 |  #8

jock3 wrote in post #15538944 (external link)
There is no right or wrong here, its a matter of preference. Personally I would crop as I always prefer my racing shots to be - close and personal, others will disagree

I've always felt the same as well. I also think the composition is better with the crop


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