P38ace From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2568 times:
Since tryingto get pictureson this site I have learned a great deal. My question is at what point is it exceptable to cut things out of the picture. Wings and other things.. If I may I am going to use examples. Now I am just trying to understand. I have always been trying to get the whole A/c in the picture.
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
The issue of what is acceptable in a cropped shot (whether of an aircraft or anything else) is really a matter of aesthetics - there is no magic formula.
However, a crop should look intentional, i.e. the final shot should not include small bits of wing or tail, engine, etc. It should also be balanced and harmonious, which is where aesthetics come in. A crop is always done for a reason.
If you look carefully at the example shots in your post, you will see what I mean.
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Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
I think this will be a very tricky one - it works and yet it doesn't! Looking at it generally I like it but then moving in to the finer details it seems an unusual crop (which may be its saving grace?).
But then again how do you crop this one? Include the whole of the right main gear? In my opinion it'd ruin the crop and show too much fuselage. Crop so that half the reg. isn't missing? Dunno - tough one.....
Think it's gonna be one the screeners will either love of hate. Unfortunately I can see them leaning toward the latter.
Ruudb From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 166 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2361 times:
Just want to react on the first picture in this topic, as it is taken by me.
I am not really fond of side-on pictures or pictures with a lot of sky, that's why most of my pictures have more aircraft than air. It is the reason why I take pictures like this, I know a lot of people like to see the complete wing or fuselage, but it is just a matter of taste I think.
Although, I think not every cropped picture looks right, there are limits, like just cutting of a tail or so. There always need to be balance in a crop.