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gunnar1
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« on: January 27, 2008, 02:59:52 PM »
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I'm not asking for a critique on this image, primarily because I have not decided what to do with it, if anything. Normally, I have a feel for how I want to crop an image (if at all) but this one is giving me fits. I like it several ways, and uncropped.

What would you do?

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 04:53:32 PM »
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Personally I'd go on to the next image and leave that one.  Too many distracting elements.  If I was going to crop it I'd do a vertical crop of the centre section, removing the round building on the right, and going as far left as just before the reflection of the pyramid-topped post.  Then you'll have to do a correction because the vertical elements are leaning to the left...

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 10:56:19 PM »
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Perhaps that is why I am stuck on it- I should move on.

Thanks for your input.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 11:32:06 PM »
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Perhaps that is why I am stuck on it- I should move on.

Thanks for your input.

Pat
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Why not crop it several ways and use each appropriately?  There is no reason to accept one version when more than one is present.  I find the whole image interesting and if published very large would entertain the eye in a several but logical ways.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 12:50:22 AM »
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I'm not asking for a critique on this image, primarily because I have not decided what to do with it, if anything. Normally, I have a feel for how I want to crop an image (if at all) but this one is giving me fits. I like it several ways, and uncropped.

What would you do?

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Imagine for a moment that you wanted to print this at 20 x 30 on a 24 x 36 smooth fine art paper uncropped.  There is that feel of leaning you could fix and you might want to punch up the sunrise color a little bit.  There are many elements but they all seem to work together to create a multilayered image that a viewer can enjoy on several levels.

What I am getting at is I think this picture needs to be big.  An 8 x 12 is not going to cut it.

Tom
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 05:19:26 PM »
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Thanks for your help Tom. I do have a version that I have worked on to bring a bit more vibrance to the sunrise among other small improvements. At present, I am using a 13x19 printer, so that is as big as I can go at home.

I posted the two different shots primarily because no one ever sees my work before it is cropped (and I crop most images at least a bit it seems), so I am left wondering whether I did the right thing. I like to expand my horizons as it were by finding out what others might do.
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