Old 08-28-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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I've taken this picture some time ago and I quite like the scene it captures - streetcar passing policemen with ice cream and beer stalls in background. But I can't find a crop I'd like either because the tram gets too close to new frame border or I've got people going out of the frame or I'm getting to square-like aspect ratio. Can somebody of you see a different crop that I don't see?
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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I've taken this picture some time ago and I quite like the scene it captures - streetcar passing policemen with ice cream and beer stalls in background. But I can't find a crop I'd like either because the tram gets too close to new frame border or I've got people going out of the frame or I'm getting to square-like aspect ratio. Can somebody of you see a different crop that I don't see?
How about something like this?

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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Are you opposed to a vertical cropping?

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:05 AM   #4
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I like the vertical best.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:42 AM   #5
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Me too. Seemed too close to the edge when I did something like this myself but this looks fine to me. Thanks!
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I was originally going to suggest something to similar to what Jon said, but looking at the vertical now I like it. The only thing I might do would be to include just a little more on the right - show a little more of the street curving away in the background, as I think that adds something to the shot.
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The only thing about the vertical is that it crops out the most interesting people in the shot in my opinion. I kow the placment of the trolleye thingie doesn't concur with the Rule of Thirds, but I actually like the original shot the best.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:14 PM   #9
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Yes, I saw that it got in. Congrats on an nice photo!
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