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User currently offlineP38ace From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2454 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.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM--...McDonnell-Douglas-MD-11/1638074/L/

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...e)/Dassault-Falcon-2000/0502802/M/

Now these are both awsome pictures but my question is when is it exceptableto crop out part of the Ac

Thanks so much
Jason

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2451 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.

[Edited 2010-01-10 23:00:51]


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User currently offlineP38ace From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Yes I see what you mean... like its supposed to be like that. Thanks

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Cropping leading to a motive is very similar to distance in a way. They both need to have some sort of reason to look the way they do - and it needs to be a very apparent and intentional reason.

Karl


User currently offlineHrtsfldHomeboy From Djibouti, joined Oct 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...img_0159_january_9_2009_n838mh.jpg

In the queue, waiting to be rejected for motive.. and a bunch of other things?


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2329 times:



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
In the queue, waiting to be rejected for motive

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.

Karl


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2300 times:



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
waiting to be rejected for motive

Yes, I think so. I see no reason justifying this crop.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2252 times:



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
In the queue

FWIW, I actually like that shot!

Spence.



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User currently offlineRuudb From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 164 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2247 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.

Ruud.


User currently offlineHelmat From Austria, joined Sep 2007, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2244 times:



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):

Looks great in my opinion!


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