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Jan 19, 2012 04:38 |  #1

Thanks all, final image:

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Jan 19, 2012 05:02 |  #2

Definitely the first one. Feeling alittle stifled with the second.

Great shot btw.


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Jan 19, 2012 05:06 |  #3

Thanks for the comment.
I agree that speaking in terms of traditional composition, the crop works much better. I am still hesitant because the no crop to me strengthens the sense of the symmetric "cathedral" of mountains that I found quite remarkable.


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Jan 19, 2012 05:07 |  #4

Crop.


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Jan 19, 2012 05:52 |  #5

I prefer the cropped one :D. It is much more pleasing to my eyes than the original. (Not about the content, it's the crop makes me feel so)

You have a great photo there! what lens did you use to take that shot? f/2.0 with 56.9mm?! what lens was that? :D


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Jan 19, 2012 05:54 |  #6

shoenberg3 wrote in post #13730598 (external link)
Thanks for the comment.
I agree that speaking in terms of traditional composition, the crop works much better. I am still hesitant because the no crop to me strengthens the sense of the symmetric "cathedral" of mountains that I found quite remarkable.

Hmm I see what you're saying. Perhaps you can try adding just a tad of height with the content aware scale tool in PS? ..


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Jan 19, 2012 05:55 |  #7

I think both work equally, and either should be framed and hanging on a wall. Beautiful shot!


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Jan 19, 2012 10:52 |  #8

I'd see how it looked if it was cropped so the Mtn. was even (symmetrical). Meaning crop out most of the left side to match the right.


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Jan 19, 2012 14:59 |  #9

I would have cropped the left, not the right. When I saw the cropped shot, my initial reaction was that there was more on the right that I would have liked to see.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:40 |  #10
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I would crop the left side in just a small bit, just to the point of the first bit of red.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 15:45 as a reply to  @ SnapItQuick's post |  #11

I like how the cropped version brings me closer to the mountain as if I'm hovering above it. That's a perspective I would not... could likely not... experience myself. The uncropped version reveals how far away you stood, in relative terms, to take the photo and I feel distanced. More presence in the cropped.

I also think you cropped the appropriate side. The right side of the image is flat in terms of lighting, in my opinion. There is also more character on the side of the mountain you chose to keep in. It's the contours and texture that does it for me.


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Jan 19, 2012 16:17 |  #12

Thank you all for your comments. I have updated the OP with final version.
TauVuuBuoung: The picture was taken with Canon 5D and SMC Takumar 200mm F/4 (manual focus lens)


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