This week Bella has challenged us to share our before and after shots from images we have cropped. I must be honest, apart from those iPhone shots I take and post on Instagram I don’t tend to crop my photographs. My thought has always been that if I didn’t manage to get a decently framed shot then I just wouldn’t use it.
One of the things I have been trying to tell myself is that even good photographers don’t take every image perfectly and that there is nothing wrong with editing them. I am not sure I am completely convinced. In that vein, here are a few images I have taken over the past couple of weeks that I subsequently cropped.
Pansies from my in-laws’s garden, uncropped:
and cropped and rotated slightly to straighten.
The next one I converted to monochrome
and then cropped for a better, less cluttered perspective.
The pansies are not high on my list of favourite images of flowers I have shot, the street scene pleases me much more.
Week 5′s prompt is Waterdrops, the Gallery for it will open on Wednesday. If your area is anything like mine nature is providing plenty of waterdrops in the form of rain to provide inspiration.
I look forward to seeing what everyone brings to both galleries.
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