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Old Jun 7, 2006, 2:43 PM   #11
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I like and see how the cropping creates a more effective image, would the brightness of the background now be a competing factor with the subjects eyes? jst a thought...
This is a bright scene(background keyed high) with a bright orange shirt. The eyes will be drawn immediately to the darkest elements of the picture. The darkest elements are the cap that frames his head, his dark hair and dark eyes. The darker green(trees in the background) at the bottom becomes a distracting element. In the original, the green becomes a distraction because it draws the eyes to the bottom of the frame with nothing interesting to lead them back to the boys' face.

The dark cap isn't ideal, but it makes a pleasing portrait as is. I'd prefer a lighter color so it wouldn't be so significant, but this is a candid shot so that could not be planned.

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Old Jun 7, 2006, 9:37 PM   #12
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I prefer Rodney's edit. The skin tones are closer to what they really are. I appreciate the comments.
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