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Archive for January 9th, 2008

Baaaaad day [!]

Had a bit of a rough day today…tomorrow can only get better, right? 

Anyway, let’s talk photos.  Which do you like better? 

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The first image is powerful in that you focus on her button nose, chapped little lips and her delicate-looking hands playing with the balls of her snow hat.  *These things go unnoticed in pic number 2.  I LIKE that the eyes are hidden because it’s not typical.  We LOOK for eyes for an image to be visually appealing (in my opinion) and without, the pic seems unfinished.  I guess that’s what I like about it. 

Her eyes grab me in the second picture.    SO much so that I don’t notice anything else…at all!    It really shows how a crop can alter the focus of a picture.  

I didn’t used to crop my images at all.   I just used my camera frame to crop as I took pictures.  However, after attending a workshop several months ago, Skye Hardwick encouraged cropping and it has opened up a whole new world to me!  I don’t do it all the time, but it sure has improved my images. 

 {When I isolate each picture, I still can’t decide on my favorite.}

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