To crop your image means cutting away unimportant or disturbing parts and giving the important part the best position in the frame. This is part of the so-called image composing. Patti challenges us this week for Lens-Artists photo challenge with this topic.
Because I started photography back in film days, nearly 100 % of my landscape and people images are (IMHO) well composed. But in wildlife photography, it’s a very often used technique.
Here you can see one of my raw images without any editing. Below, you can see the final image
You can see, I balanced the horizon and placed the cormorant on one of the golden ratios.
The image is taken with an 80-400mm lens attached to a APS-C camera body at 400mm.
11 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #96 – “crop””
This is a great example of a very effective crop!
thanks, Patti 😊
well done cropping.
😊 thanks, Klara
thanks, Teresa 😊
Excellent example. Well done. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to pay for film and developing anymore?!?!
Thanks, John. Yes, I‘m verry happy to got rid of film. A couple of years ago I wrote a bit about it. https://solaner.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/taking-photographs-in-the-old-way/