Crop It, or Move Closer!
It’s always difficult to set the theme for this competition. Does one aim to inspire greater efforts of photographic brilliance or keep it fairly open?
Since most of my better efforts are achieved more by luck than judgement – I usually know what I’m trying to photograph, but don’t always think about the composition – I’m a great believer in Cropping! It can change the composition and the focus of the picture wonderfully and usually for the better. You have to start with a reasonable number of pixels in the first place, or the results can be disappointing. It’s sort of the reverse of the Devil is in the detail.
Here is one not particularly inspired example. Pretty Pots in Porch has now become Milk Bottles.
So, the theme for this competition is Detail and I’d like to see some familiar house or garden objects or subjects in unusual or interesting settings, or from unfamiliar angles.
By all means post the original as well, but only the close up will be judged.
I hope this makes sense! All entries to be posted on this thread by Midnight, 4th July 2011.
PS. I’m assuming you all know how to crop a photograph, but I could be wrong, so please let me know if this is not the case.