- Nature & landscape
- Date taken:
- nth qld Aust
- 1/320s f/8 ISO 100 360mm
- morning light , calm water. processing tips please
well thank you both very much for your time and effort.! I very much appreciate it and see the benefit of leaving some space. I was trying to get more detail and texture but lost impact with my crop.26 February 2016
This is how I would have cropped it keeping it off centre with space in front of the way it appears to be pointing, In a perfect world a small rock to the right for Juxtaposition would have been perfect.
Im sure you could drag out some detail in that rock without the need to convert to B&W if you prefer.
I agree with Mikkx that severe cropping will seriously affect the quality of some images but this is only a small crop.
Its easy to get hung up about Pixels but the pro body D3s only shoots with 12.1 mp and is still used by professionals today, whereas most cameras nowadays far exceed that and in fact my d800 has 36mp and a file size of 38mb which is huge so cropping is not always a problem.
My other camera which i do all my wildlife with is a D4 and 16.9mp and I crop nearly all my images and still print….maybe I'm missing something!
Ok... Then a little advice about cropping. If you look at your cropped image, specifically the back spire of rock you can see some blurring and distortion along the edge that is caused but over cropping. What happens when you crop is that you are discarding pixels, which effects image quality and causes blurring, pixelation, fringing and gives you very small files that don't give quality prints if you are wanting to print it.
I can see why you wanted to crop as you have selected the most interesting and architectural rock which is a much better photo than the original image.
I have your image for you - see what you think.
I have cropped it but not as much as you did then I cloned out the background rocks so that it was isolated like it was in your posted image then I made it black and white so the the architecture the the subject could be more clearly seen.
I think I would prefer to see more space around this image, probably the right side if you have it and take it from there.26 February 2016
Main thing to do first is straighten it so the water line is level, great reflection!
Two of questions...26 February 2016
1. Did you use your cameras digital zoom?
2. Did you crop the image?