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Mar 15, 2015 22:11 |  #16

awardticket wrote in post #17473280 (external link)
Thanks!! Is this a good crop or would you have left more room in the foreground?

For the sake of composition, I would have left the foreground alone and kept more of the sky + mountains.


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Mar 16, 2015 00:21 |  #17

Hillbillygirl wrote in post #17473777 (external link)
That last one does look much better. Think I might have left the foreground though. Just my 2 cents is all though. It is what "you" want that matters, and it is a great shot.

@Oh look for some reason I had a hard time MQ'ing your post as I only noticed it after I started this post.

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I thot both the original foreground or the new is good. Depending on what you want to portray. One leads to an event while a closer crop focuses on the event itself. I think about 5 tree height above the horizon would be awesome as you've managed to capture that faint mountain range in the background. Cropping that out would be such a shame. That would make it about half range and half sky. Up to your preference really.

I should have been more specific but it's already looking very good. Love the color hues. Tanks for the re-edit.

How's this? I really appreciate the tips!! The sensation of watching a chase makes it sooo hard to hold the camera steady and capture the moment as well as actually living the moment. The reason I take pictures is so I can continue to relive the moment so it's a totally worthwhile tradeoff.


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Mar 16, 2015 00:27 |  #18

Or is it better like this?


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Mar 16, 2015 00:43 |  #19

awardticket wrote in post #17476875 (external link)
Or is it better like this?

I'd keep more of the sky than that.


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Mar 16, 2015 02:46 |  #20

awardticket wrote in post #17476875 (external link)
Or is it better like this?

I do like this better.

Agree, a bit more sky may be better.....




  
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Mar 16, 2015 14:17 as a reply to  @ Aswald's post |  #21

How about this? Thank you for all your patience! I am putting together a photo book so trying to get it right!


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Mar 16, 2015 22:02 |  #22

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How about this? Thank you for all your patience! I am putting together a photo book so trying to get it right!

Yes, I like it. ;-)a

I'd try to keep the horizon at exactly 1/3rd of the pic. Really good pic.




  
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Mar 17, 2015 00:46 |  #23

Excellent shot, and all reposts look good. It comes down to personal preference. I like the ones with a little less sky in them, but that's just me. One factor that may determine on which one you pick would be how large of a print you go with. I think I like the ones that have less sky because it focuses my eye more on the action in the photo. Have you tried cropping just past the 3 zebras on the left side? This would move the cheetah more to the left side of the frame and not so close to the middle of the photo giving him more room to run into the photo.


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Mar 18, 2015 08:00 |  #24

awardticket wrote in post #17476875 (external link)
Or is it better like this?

Congratulations. The first image is fantastic with huge potential. I think a bit more foreground would be good. Also, if it where me, I would crop out the last two zebras on the left hand side. I think this works well because the cheetah is running in the other direction. I would probably also boost the contrast.


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Mar 18, 2015 20:16 |  #25

Thanks for all of the input!!! I love the way everyone here focuses on all of the details - it's really helpful for me! How does this crop compare? I bumped up the contrast as well.


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Mar 18, 2015 20:20 |  #26

Here's another picture from the same shoot with the cheetah at a different point in his stride. Opinions between the 2?


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Mar 18, 2015 22:14 |  #27

The version in Post #21 has the right amount of sky for my taste. I agree with cropping out the three Zs on the left, but I think you cut too far to the right of them. A little more space on the left edge will avoid crowding the new leftmost Z. Compare the horiz. distance from the right edge to the far-right Z. The same amount of space on the left would do nicely.


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Mar 18, 2015 22:18 |  #28

Post #21. ;-)a




  
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Mar 18, 2015 22:30 |  #29

I really like the last image you posted. In my opinion, the crop is good. You have one prominent Zebra clearly running in the same direction as the Cheetah. Nice composition. I still would boost the contrast a bit. If using ACR or Lightroom, play with the clarity slider and see what you think.


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Mar 20, 2015 12:50 |  #30

Excellent shots ! Keep posting more !




  
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