A Crop Suggestion?

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  1. EscapeTurn

    EscapeTurn TPF Noob!

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    I took a photo of my dog yesterday that I really like, but I can't quite get the crop right.

    Here is a link to the original.

    A few that I threw together:

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    Which looks best? I'm open to more suggestions. Image is OTE, of course.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. arterture

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    Not much to work with when it comes to the composition of the photo. However the first crop you made seems to be more dynamic even with the barren composition, thus, in my opinion, makes it the most successful.
     
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    I think I agree. I played with it a little bit, but didn't come up with anything that worked better for me.
     
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    I think what makes the first crop successful is the fact that the dog is looking towards the right side of the composition which kind of activates the, pretty much, empty space. (I was going to say negative space, but that isn't necessarily true) The other two crops are too centered which creates a boring composition.
     
  5. Rob

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    How about a vertical crop, to be unconventional and to accentuate the tallness of the greyhound?

    Just a quick thought!

    Rob
     

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