Monday, November 24, 2008

Photo Re-do(s)

Today I'm re-posting a couple of photos visitors to the blog have suggested might be improved by cropping more closely. Kyle thought the "Ever Watchful Dragon" I posted a couple of days ago had a little too much negative space on top and I agreed so here is the result of the new crop.

Title: "Ever Watchful Dragon V2"


This crop makes the dragon more significant in the shot and also moves it more to a more important placement for the rule of thirds. Thanks for the suggestion Kyle!

Patrick thought "The Monk" would also benefit from a tighter crop so here is the revised version.

Title: "The Monk V2"


I cut quite a bit of background out of the photo and I don't miss any of it and I think it is a much more powerful photo cropped this way. Thank you Patrick!

The original version of each photo is below (Nov 22 and Nov 20, respectively.

3 comments:

Larry Patrick Photography said...

YES! Now this is a very powerful image!

Anonymous said...

Well, you can't please all the people all the time, or something like that --- the monk is cropped a little too tight for me in this post...It makes me wonder if he is some guy with a blanket on his head, I am losing the "monkness". I would like to see a little more down his neck so you know it is a monk's robe. BUT I do like the dragon crop! I even re-loaded my shot from my card as I hadn't cleared them yet --- you're an inspiration Barry!

Cindi

Barry Armer said...

Thanks again for your comments Patrick and Cindi!

Cindi - There may indeed be a crop in between this Monk and the previous Monk that works even better. I went into it intending to make as tight a crop as I thought I could get away with and I really liked the result. So I didn't try any other variations. As far as being inspirational...we'll see! :-)

Cheers!
Barry