Critique/ what do you think of this cropping?

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  1. Janet80

    Janet80 TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if this is necessary, but I did resize these to be smaller than the original, the original is quite large and pretty good quality. :thumbup:
    I like this picture because he looks like a little flower head poking out, but I don't know if it is any good at all. :blushing:

    Here is the picture before cropping:

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    Here is the picture cropped, to get rid of the white sky (yuck) and I thought a panoramic would be nice:

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    Thoughts??
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like the cropped version much better. I agree that the bland sky was hurting the first version.
     
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    i like the cropping, it brings focus on whats important..
     
  4. Janet80

    Janet80 TPF Noob!

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    Okay good, I thought the sky was a definite nono.... I know its not a classic portrait, but what can you do with a toddler anyway? He's at the age where he doesn't do "stand there. Okay, smile" I just chased him around and got lots of him running and peeking around... lol ;)
     
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    Ditto. And... what a cute shot!!! Fun!!

    Pete
     
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    Crop hands down! What a wonderful pic! What a cute kid, and that's a great location.
     
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    Agree!! The cropped is much better and brings your eyes right to your subject.. What a cutie!
     
  8. Alison

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    Cropped version is much stronger in my opinion. Very cute shot.
     
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    Another for the cropped version! I'd love to find a place like that to do photoshoots. We have a nice botanical gardens here in Denver, but last I talked to them, they charge $50 just to have a photoshoot there. Maybe someday I'll make it worth my while and have a bunch of different families and kids come with me and spend a day photographing.
     
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    Cropped version is just beautiful... little blossom xx nice garden btw.!!
     
  11. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is exactly how I feel about the white, white sky in the original.
    You did well in cropping it out! At once your cute little subject and the beautiful flowers pop out more!
     
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    I concur! Both images are great, but I prefer the second. Well done!
     

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