lens-artists photo challenge # 96 – cropping

Patti, thanks for a really funny topic – cropping shots… something I do very often and it’s interesting to see how an image changes completely. Sometimes I just do it for fun … but mostly to get a better depth or change the focus point … making the shot more dramatic or interesting.

“You can be in the storm,
but don’t let the storm get in you.”
Joel Osteen

A day after a storm – Puerto Villaricos, Spain – October 2018 (bring the drama come closer)

“Dancing is creating a sculpture
that is visible only for a moment.”
Erol Ozan

A close up of the magical Christmas tree made from used ballet shoes, The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen – December 2017 ( make the image more interesting)

“Don’t burn bridges, you never know when you might need them.”
Omar Al Busaidy

15 July Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul – May 2014 ( change the image completely and bring the action closer)

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Colourful stairs in Tbilisi Old town – December 2018 (making the image more inviting)

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness
didn’t know where to shop”
Gertrude Stein

Window shopping in Vienna – August 2014 (change the focus and bring the main attraction closer)

“I haven’t taken my Christmas lights down.
They look so nice on the pumpkin.”
Winston Spear

Christmas decorations hanging over Henry Street in Dublin – November 2013 (to give the small details more focus)


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #96: Cropping the Shot

20 thoughts on “lens-artists photo challenge # 96 – cropping

  1. I admit that I sometimes crop my photos. Occasionally, it is for effect, but more often, it is to remove something annoying, such as a date stamp. When I was in Salzburg and the Salzkammergut region a few years ago, (actually on my Birthday 2 years ago), photos I took with my camera (not my mobile phone camera) were all date stamped. The date stamp itself was actually quite prominent, instead of being discreet, so some photos, especially of the mountains and lakes, I cropped to a widescreen, just so it would cut out the date stamp. I have since turned the date stamp off on that camera, probably never to be used again! 😆

    • Hi there, Barry … I don’t have a smartphone, but they really take good images. Especially when it’s evening and night. I do the same .. I crop when there is annoying details in the images, like half heads and legs.

  2. These are all wonderful Vivi, and so unique! Imagine, a Xmas tree from toe shoes! Fabulous 🙂. And the quote re the Xmas lights really made me laugh. Terrific post

    • Tina, a hearty thank you … yes, that X-mas tree in the foyer of the theatre was impress – it was so high it was impossible to get a good full-size image. Once again, thanks for the lovely comment.

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