I admit, I often mistake crop for that other cr.p word, and yet it can be so useful. But trust me: I’m far from one to learn it from.
Today there will be a bit more photos than usually. Each one will be showed twice, you see, or even three times, with a different crop. (Now that I think of it, isn’t crop the same as yield? From the fields?)
That said, sometimes even I am not sure whether the cropped photo is an improvement over the original. Well, I’m almost sure but I have my doubts, as about everything I do with photography.
My let’s-call-them-photo-skills have been developing spontaneously over the course of my blogging and only you are the judge.
Here are sixteen times when I had to crop the original photo, sometimes slightly, sometimes a bit more heavily. First always comes the original as taken, followed by a cropped and slightly edited or straightened version or two.
Probably it’s best if you click on a photo and continue horizontally, now with captions. If you have another idea how to crop any of these, don’t be shy to tell me about it in a comment.
All photos are from last May. We spent my birthday week in Ljubljana (first eleven examples), where I should be right now too, a weekend in Rome (last four pairs), and a day in Porto Santo Stefano (featured photo). Such luxury.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti at P. A. Moed: Cropping the shot