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Old Dec 10, 2009, 6:33 PM   #1
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This weekend was my baby's first snowfall and I thought this was a pretty cool picture. However, I'm puzzled on where to crop it.

My wifes eyes are a bit distracting as well as her fingers. Here's what I did- any thoughts? I'm not sure this pic is a real keeper but something about it makes me want to crop it and mess with it.

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Old Dec 10, 2009, 7:00 PM   #2
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when it comes to pictures of loved ones and special occasions, such as this first snow fall, then every picture is a keeper for you and your family.

i much prefer the first photo as it conveys the story you want by including the snowfall and your little ones gaze out into it, as well as your wife watching the moment herself. (and i am not sure you wife would enjoy knowing that her eyes were a "distraction" worth cropping out.. lol)
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 7:05 PM   #3
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(and i am not sure you wife would enjoy knowing that her eyes were a "distraction" worth cropping out.. lol)
ha. when i re-read my post I thought, "I hope my wife isn't looking over my shoulder!"

thanks for your comment!

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Your left photo tells a story.....your son's first snowfall. The right photo tells the same story along with the story of your wife watching her son. A photo is a frozen moment in time. Sometimes they dont have to be wall hangers to be great shots. I think you have to consider if you want your photo to show one story or two. Either one works for me while I lean more towards having both stories.
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Your wife in the original photo "distracts" me from baby, but in a way that I find interesting. My eyes first set on baby, then up to your wife, then back at baby with new understanding. It makes the photo interesting. The cropped photo is much less intricate but has a consistent meaning and therefore conveys stronger emotion. I think it works either way.
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Not sure about how much image has already been cropped but personally I would straighten the image then decide on your crop. Nice image BTW.
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