Should I Crop It?

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  1. Skedaddle

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    I'm having trouble deciding whether or not I should crop the bottom off this photo. I'm not sure if it's extra space that's distracting or if it goes well with the overall photo. What do you think I should do? I'm leaning more towards not cropping it but I like it cropped too.

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  2. choudhrysaab

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    i personally think it looks good without cropping. there's a bit of depth in the picture that way. but then again i'm NO expert so what do I know.
     
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    i don't like how his ear is already cut off

    i think i prefer the uncropped as the cropped makes the paws look huge and distracting
     
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    Don't crop it. I think it would look a lot better had the ear been in the shot and the paws well within the DOF.
     
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    +1 For don't crop
     
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    Kitteh!!!!!! :D

    KmH said exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    I like the cropped version. It pulled me in right away and felt a little more intimate.
     
  8. Skedaddle

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    Thank you all for replying. :) I like it both ways so I may just have to think about it for a while.
     
  9. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Yep, your opinion is the only one that counts in the end.
     
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    crop it :)
     
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    i vote no crop
     
  12. Skedaddle

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    Could I keep both versions and treat each one as a different photo? Or do I have to go with only one version?
     

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