Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Cropping the Seal and the Sea

Damian

This is what I was getting at - crop out the distracting dull sky, shave a little off the bottom of the featureless beach (leaving enough to show that the seal is sitting on a beach), and you have a more powerful panoramic-style composition. Even if you put this in a standard black matt, you could have a black border top and bottom to blend in with the matt for sale. It would be a shame if picture sizes needed to be standard, and that negatively affected the impact of this powerful image.

3 comments:

Critical Light said...

Actually that works really well. You feel as though there is more sea in the photo even though there isn't. Good job.

Ivan said...

I always try and crop every picture several ways, even after I think I am happy with it. What harm can it do? With digital images, it's all reversible, so there's no excuse..And, to be technically correct, there IS more sea in the photo (cos the photo is smaller and the sea part ain't..)

Critical Light said...

Well yes, relatively speaking...

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