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Ben Rubinstein
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« on: January 26, 2006, 02:35:41 PM »
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This is a photo that I took at Loch Beinn 'a Mheadhoin in the Highlands of Scotland on a freezing winter morning at dawn last week when the mist and crystal clear air provided a photo that I've been looking for for two years.

I will be printing and selling this photo at either 18X12" or 16X12", can anyone give me an opinion whether to make the crop or not based on which works better for you?

Any alternatives welcome, but please comment on the two I've done,

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 03:26:20 PM »
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This is a photo that I took at Loch Beinn 'a Mheadhoin in the Highlands of Scotland on a freezing winter morning at dawn last week when the mist and crystal clear air provided a photo that I've been looking for for two years.

I will be printing and selling this photo at either 18X12" or 16X12", can anyone give me an opinion whether to make the crop or not based on which works better for you?

Any alternatives welcome, but please comment on the two I've done,

Thanks
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I vote for the one on the left, which has a little more breathing room on both sides. The narrower one just feels a little more cramped to me. Lovely image, Pom.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 03:49:24 PM »
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Of the two, I prefer the cropped version, because I think coming in from the right eliminates some distracting negative space in the upper right hand corner.  However, if it were me, I might think about not cropping on the left hand side, which would result in an image somewhere between your two alternatives.  Nice shot and nice location!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 03:56:49 PM »
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Of the two, I much prefer the one on the left: it balances better IMHO.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 04:09:40 PM »
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Pom, of the two, I prefer the one on the left.

When flicking between both, I found myself exhaling and feeling more calm when I viewed the one on the left. I feel as if I am being squeezed in a small canoe whilst viewing the one on the right. Although I feel closer to the environment in the image on the right, I prefer the relaxed tranquility that the image on the left provokes for me.

Do you have any images with the whole of the top of the tree on the right? For me, the image seems a little incomplete with the top of the tree chopped off.

Quite a magical place!

Julie
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 06:52:25 PM »
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This was the only frame where the mist was infront of the woodland on the left, the tree was quite a bit taller so it would have needed an even wider composition to include it, or as it was when I did try it, less of the water and less of the reflection.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006, 10:27:40 AM »
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I'd take the one on the left, but use PS's rubber stamp to replace that tall bit of extra tree coming in from the right edge with more sky.  Try holding your thumb over that bit of tree and see what you think...

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2006, 06:10:16 PM »
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I was going to say the same thing as Lisa; instead, I will simply agreee with her comment.
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2006, 02:02:35 AM »
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Pom,
I vote right. The mist and point with the two trees is the main subject. By cropping as you did you prevent your eye from flowing up the right edge and getting "stuck" on the right angle tree branch. It kept me focused on the subject.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2006, 02:37:08 AM »
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What about making the mist and the mountains main aspect of the image?

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just a different perspective to perhaps consider?Huh

...or a combination of both of your crops - with your original, crop along the right of the right image, and the left of the left image?

Julie
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