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Request For Opinion, Crop Or Not To Crop  
User currently offlineBaldurSveins From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

As I have now cleared up the images in my upload que, albeit with four tries for the latest one, the two F-16s landing, I wonder if I could have some opinion on whether to crop or not to crop these images. I will link to them both cropped and not.

Personally I like the things in front of both planes, both the little instrument shed on the F-4E photo, and the shed in the DC-8 photo.
I would really appreciate some opinions. I might possibly just go ahead and see if the screeners might think like me, or if they reject as Badcentered, the images with the things in front of the real subjects.

Here is the F-4E shot.
F-4E smoking tires not cropped
and
F-4E smoking tires cropped

And here the DC-8
DC-8-62F at Lyon not cropped
and
DC-8-62F at Lyon cropped

I am probably trying to put myself inside the heads of the screeners, but are we not all?

Cheers  airplane 
Baldur

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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5578 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4313 times:
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Hi Baldur

Both cropped versions work best for me.........but what do I know  Wink

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineJK From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4306 times:

Heee,
I would crop them both.
Succes , Johan Knijn



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User currently offlineBaldurSveins From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4303 times:

Well

Unanimous so far. How about you guys? Nobody think like me? But then I can say like Gary, what do I know?  cheerful 

Baldur


User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

Baldur..

Sorry if I don't fill what you expect because I'm not screener but if my opinion counts I definitely prefer the cropped ones..

PD: Happy as well to see Gary back in the forum ( I had the sense he was lost from this aviation photography forum )...

Enrique


User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

The color balance on the first picture looks wrong. The sky and the clouds are mostly green or cyan on my monitor. The sky in the second picture is blue.

User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

Croped versions look better.

Tell me, whats with the two massive chains along the side of the runway for, just curious.

Fergul Big grin



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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5578 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4230 times:
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Baldur

Upload them cropped............I know when I see a good photograph on a screening page, your stuff is always a joy to process.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

I agree. The cropped versions look better. But I know the feeling. It's not always fun to leave out details that are interesting to oneself, but which others are less interested in.

Nice to see you back btw Gary, what have you been up to lately?  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

To me the cropped pics look better .
Just my opinion nice pics also.
Good luck Baldur



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User currently offlineBaldurSveins From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

Thank you all guys. I see that the vote is against me, which I sort of expected.  sigh 

I will upload these cropped ones and see how they do.

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 5):
The color balance on the first picture looks wrong. The sky and the clouds are mostly green or cyan on my monitor.


I have tried to correct this via Hue/saturation menu.

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 6):
Tell me, whats with the two massive chains along the side of the runway for, just curious


Fergul. I was told at the time that they were what was left of the original arresting gear, before they installed the hydraulic piston gear. Just old stuff lying around, but still doing something for the photo (to my mind).

And Gary, thank you for the kind comments. Of course as you all know, one never shows the stuff that is not to ones own liking. So you are seeing some of my best stuff from the old days, while I am still getting to grips with my Canon EOS 10D.

Thank you all for your input. It was really with tongue in cheek that I submitted this thread, but to my mind that is what this forum is about, getting and giving advice/opinions from/to your fellow photographers and Anet fans.

Hope you see these in about a weeks time, after they (hopefully) get accepted.

By the way the DC-8 was taken at Liege, Belgium, not Lyon, France

Cheers
Baldur


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