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Old Apr 27, 2005, 7:29 PM   #1
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My wife wants to frame this photo from a recent trip. I'm inclined to crop right and top to bring the castle out of center but not sure how that effects the overall balance of the photo. I'm working with 5 Mpix so some moderate cropping wouldn't hurt an 8x10 print. Any suggestions? Thanks...
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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:23 PM   #2
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Tbay,

i think that the tree in the upper left foreground detracts the beauty from the rest of the picture. I'd like to crop it out, but then that would make the picture unbalanced. I don't think that the framing of the picture needs to be a square. A square shows stability in a picture but in this case, i don't think you need to show stability. Just my thoughts.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:42 PM   #3
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I agree with your inclination. By the way, what kind of camera was that taken with? A Kodak? I'm guessing it was a Kodak.



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Old Apr 27, 2005, 8:58 PM   #4
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How about something like this?




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Old Apr 27, 2005, 9:51 PM   #5
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Maybe a little zoom in ps or elements ?
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Old Apr 28, 2005, 6:37 AM   #6
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Sorry About the TBAY thing. My name is Ted but am sometiomes unwilling to put my name on a forum but people here seem to be a very good group. I took this picture along with about 500 others on my first vacation with a digital camera. Don't know why I waited so long to go digital but it has been great thusfar. I shot this with a Canon S60. I tweaked a few of the colors for saturation and did a little sharpening but othewise this is how it came out of the camera.

I have received a 50/50 split opinion about the foreground activity in the shot but mostly from people in my family, no one with any professional experience. Personally I think that it lends a very three dimensional effect given the flow of the shot but I am certainly an untrained eye. Maybe darkening some of the detail in the foreground would help lower some of the distraction. I have been lurking here for about a month and finally got up the nerve to put something up on the forum myself. I have learned alot so far in one month and really impressed by the professionalism of the forum participants. Thanks again for any comments.

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Old Apr 28, 2005, 7:50 AM   #7
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BTW aladyforty, I like what you've done with the shot and gives me something to consider. Thanks for taking the time for perfroming the PS edit
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