crop ideas

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Noons, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Noons

    Noons Guest

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~nsouto/photos/latest/backyard spout.jpg
    Trying to figure out which way to go with the crop,
    but I'll be damned if I can decide.
    Trying to give the "neighborhood" fell, I'm inclined to crop
    a bit of top sky and bottom foreground.
    120 XP2 Super through Sonnar 180/2.8
    and no: a single pixel is not a "crop"... :)
     
    Noons, Sep 13, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    I would crop just a bit off the bottom, to remove a bit of clutter.

    And if it was me I would clone out the one twig that is in the
    foreground on the bottom right, but that is a personal choice.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 13, 2008
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  3. Noons

    Noons Guest

    Scott W wrote,on my timestamp of 13/09/2008 11:36 AM:

    thanks a lot.
    and apologies for the off-topic post.
     
    Noons, Sep 13, 2008
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  4. Noons

    Scott W Guest

    I don't get all worked up about OT post, there are few enough posts
    here that deal with photography to be worried about ones that are just
    a bit OT.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 13, 2008
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    Ken Hart1 Guest

    I would crop just a bit off the bottom, to remove a bit of clutter.

    And if it was me I would clone out the one twig that is in the
    foreground on the bottom right, but that is a personal choice.

    Scott

    And that "cloning" would be done with a '000' brush and Spotone. Because
    after all, cloning is something that you do when you don't have the skill to
    do retouching with a brush.
     
    Ken Hart1, Sep 13, 2008
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  6. Noons

    Scott W Guest

    You assume that all he cares about is the final print, what about
    online posting?

    I hope you were not suggesting that he touch up the negative.


    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 13, 2008
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  7. Noons

    Ken Hart1 Guest

    You assume that all he cares about is the final print, what about
    online posting?

    I hope you were not suggesting that he touch up the negative.

    ------------------------------------------

    Why would you think I'm NOT suggesting negative retouching? I do it all the
    time. Althougth in this case, since the twig is lighter than the
    surroundings in the print, it would be easier to retouch the print. Had the
    twig been darker, then it would probably be easier to retouch the neg.
    Generally it's easier to retouch something lighter and make it darker.

    And all I care about is the final print. Online photos are at the mercy of
    the viewer's monitor. A displayed print looks like I want it to look.
     
    Ken Hart1, Sep 13, 2008
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  8. Noons

    Scott W Guest

    To each his own.

    It does seem to me that instead of giving an opinion on how to crop
    the image you have rather tried to stir up some digital vs. film
    debate.

    As much as I like a good digital vs. film debate this thread would not
    seem to be the right place for it, since it has very little to do with
    how to crop the photo, and is just a distraction from the original
    topic.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Sep 14, 2008
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  9. Why not go back and retake it with greater depth of field?

    HFL
     
    Harry Lockwood, Sep 14, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    My take is: more off the sky, less off the bottom. There isn't any
    detail or interest in the sky so just leave enough to not feel cramped.
    I might crop more off the bottom but need to leave enough to establish
    the OOF foreground across the frame.

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    Paul Furman, Sep 15, 2008
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  11. Noons

    Noons Guest

    Harry Lockwood wrote,on my timestamp of 15/09/2008 7:53 AM:
    I'm thinking of doing that. This was a first experience
    with the Sonnar, to see what I could get. Thanks
    for the comment.
     
    Noons, Sep 15, 2008
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  12. Noons

    Noons Guest

    Paul Furman wrote,on my timestamp of 15/09/2008 2:15 PM:

    Hmmm, I see what you mean. Yes, that's definitely
    a possibility. I intended the oof foreground as a
    "framing" mechanism, but it didn't quite work out
    as I wanted.
    Thanks for the comment.
     
    Noons, Sep 15, 2008
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