Friday, August 8, 2008

Sky Watch Friday -- To crop or not to crop?

To crop or not to crop? That's often the question for me. I'm such a purist sometimes that I seem to think it's cheating to not publish exactly what I got.
But this crop does accent the sky more.


And this one accents the reflection of the sky on the water. I'm not a Bold Babooshka by any means and don't know enough photography rules to break them, but I do break the "one photo a day rule" regularly! And I'll keep on because I learn so much from you all when I ask for help! Which of these three would YOU have posted?
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12 comments:

Teresa said...

I like how you posted all three so we can compare. My favorite (and the favorite of my 10 year old son sitting next to me) is the last one. So, crop away! :o)

Jim said...

I think I like the middle one best. Maybe just leave a strip of land at the bottom, but show all of the sky. It gets bluer towards the top. All 3 are great though.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I think the middle one. All are quite pretty though!
I wonder what the difference is when we crop looking through the camera as we shoot, or otherwise. I like to capture the shot while photographing. It's just easier, sometimes! But if I really wanted to change things up afterwards, what's the big deal? It's the eye that captures the photo in either case. The cameras and the computers are just the tools the artist uses.

Tommy V said...

what a wonderful sunset. the first one is my favorite.

Kelly said...

I like the middle one the best! Great photos!

kjpweb said...

Somewhere in between 1 and 2?
What's certain is - that it is beautiful either way!
Good work!
Cheers, Klaus

babooshka said...

I'd go for two. It's the little strip of dark against that striking pink. hese colours are spectacular.

Lake Lady said...

Thank you all very much! I think I like the 2nd one best, too. Should have gone with my gut instinct, I guess.

raf said...

I'm with Klaus, somewhere between 1 & 2. Maybe crop just a little off the bottom of 1, but that's just my subjective take, LL. - nothing to do with knowing what's correct. :)

Lisa Wilson said...

I like all 3 of them! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love Silverton, too! :)

i beati said...

touch down sk

Louise said...

I like the first one best because it shows the graduation of color to blue more. Just me, though. They're all quite beautiful.

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