Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wide Load

There was some very good response to my daylily photo last week. I was feeling encouraged, so I tried a few more compositions with these awesome flowers. I had trouble being minimalistic when framing the subject with my camera, so I relied on cropping to create the right feel.

The beauty of displaying photos online is that just about any cropping ratio is acceptable. I presume it is better to stick with standard aspect ratios when dealing with prints. Having said that, I'm quite convinced that this photo would not have enough impact if presented in a traditional size. I guess this rookie is interested to find out if photographers ever print and frame photos that are cropped extremely wide like this image.

Oh, I also tried converting this photo to black and white. I was very pleased with the results, so I may post that version at a later date.

Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 6mm, f/5.0, 1/50 sec, ISO 50


Anonymous unklrbrt said...

Hi Timmybomb,

Don't be confined by "standard" print sizes.

I have printed non-standard sizes & framed them, and the were great (in my estimation & others liked them also).

The right size crop is the one that best presents the photo you are making.

Remember, you are making the photo - so you are in control of all aspects.

This photo of the flower is terrific. I am not sure which crop I like better. Both seem to work well.

Keep up the good work1


2:03 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Cool shot! It looks like a super close up of arteries and such. I know...I'm weird dude.

2:39 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger micki said...

I'm for any cropped size that works, whatever the ratio! If I had my own darkroom and a good mat cutter, boy would I have some interesting crops hanging on my walls! Lovely abstract image!

3:30 PM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger Laurie said...

As others have said the crop should just enhance the compostition of the photo.

It can get expensive to frame non-standard sizes. Unless you know how to cut mats and frame them yourself.

This is a lovely crop/shot.

5:20 PM, July 11, 2006  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I agree with the others...don't let yourself be tied into just standard crop sizes.

This is a very nice shot. The crop here works well.

7:38 PM, July 11, 2006  
Anonymous faustina said...

lovely. The crop works so well. I always try to stick to traditional crop ratios, and I probably shouldn't. I think that with a strange crop the photo needs to be professionally matted to sell, some people just wouldn't know what do do with an odd size.

3:49 AM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Suby said...

What is it?

Vey abstracty


7:39 AM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous pixibition said...

i like the crop...go well wt the horizotal curve line from the photo...amazing colors tone also:-))

9:26 AM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Looks cool!

9:58 AM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Pya said...

this looks like fire...The cropping is good too. I made some prints of some of my wierd crops...now i have to set out to find a carpenter to make me the frames:)

10:18 AM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Jasp said...

I think it is a great crop, a great abstract.

1:45 PM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Intriguing abstract!

2:47 PM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

Sweet! Feel free to crop however you want to. It's your photo, your idea, your art. Go for it!!!

8:53 PM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Martin said...

Hmmh, not a fan, much too abstract for me.

10:57 AM, July 14, 2006  
Anonymous MrC said...

i really love this! ... excellent crop (i like odd crops .. actually, i like odd everything!), & the colours are visually stunning

11:56 PM, July 16, 2006  

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