To Crop or Not to Crop

To Crop or Not to Crop

At last evenings Harrisburg Camera Club meeting we reviewed the results of out third Digital Image Competition. The top three scores were very close. Out of a possible 60 total points the results for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were 59, 58 and 57 respectively. Congratulations to the first place winner, Diane Peresie and to the 2nd place winner Annette Garthwaite.

Diane’s wonderful image can be found here: Diane Peresie and Annette’s beautiful photo can be found here: Annette Garthwaite ribbit ribbit!

My image, titled The Workhouse, took 3rd place. It was made in Bufallo, New York, at an abandoned grain elevator complex called Silo City. All three judges liked the image and one of the judges, Bryson Leidich, suggested that cropping the photograph down would make for a stronger image. So without further ado I present To Crop or Not to Crop.

The photo on the left is my original 3rd place submission and the photo on the right is the crop suggested by Bryson. I haven’t made up my mind yet on which one I prefer. Give them both the once over and let me know what you think. All comments, both good and bad, are welcomed.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I personally like the original. I like the light area in the foreground by the bottom of the picture and the lightness of the pole on the side. Great picture

  2. I like the cropped one.

  3. I think I actually like the cropped image better because it brings the figure into better focus.

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