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    Crop or not?

    Could you guys give me an opinion on these two versions. Which do you think is better, or does it make no real difference?

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    Slight crop to centralize the people.

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    Re: Crop or not?

    This may sound crazy, but the thing that's the tiniest bit visually annoying are the two little lighted signs inside on the left. I played with it, and once you start cropping to eliminate those, it's hard to stop. So for me, your slight crop isn't all that much of a difference. But you might play with going even further. Just my humble opinion, offered for free so consider its value wisely.

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    Re: Crop or not?

    crop and airbrush those lights out
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    Re: Crop or not?

    Will,

    I think the cropped one highlights the overall inherent symmetry of the image. I have to agree on the lights too... I'd lose them, they're simply too distracting. It's a great image.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Crop or not?

    Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try.......... I think you were right.

    Last edited by Will; 22nd September 2008 at 13:59.

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    Re: Crop or not?

    Perfect Will , really like it this way.
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    Re: Crop or not?

    Will, I very much like the cropped version, Bravo!

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    Re: Crop or not?

    Thanks Guy and Lili, I'm really pleased with it.

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    Re: Crop or not?

    It is a sweet capture for sure.
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