To Crop or not to Crop

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  1. Rod-UK

    Rod-UK TPF Noob!

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    This was taken while viewing Lacock Abbey which was founded in 1232. by Ela Countess of Salisbury as a nunnery for augustinian canonesses

    In common with most members of TFf, I try to find a scene, picture or viewpoint which is a bit different. This cauldron on a plinth and framed by the entrance to the adjacent room took my interest.

    On downloading this photo there was the decision whether to crop or not.

    What do you think ??



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    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    tough call Rod, I like both, but the right side of the first one being blurry seems to take away from the shot. I like the second better, but I would not crop it square.. I would tighten up the left side a bite, and give it a portrait style composition. either way, it is an interesting shot, and story!
     
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    I would go halfway in-between and crop to the light part of the pillar on the RHS and get rid of the dark on the LHS. I prefer the original to the crop, but the original definitely needs to lose the dark OOF bit on the left.

    That's what I think anyway!!

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