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.