There’s nothing sacrosanct about the size of a captured image, It’s dictated by the size of the sensor and each of my three cameras has a different sized sensor.
We crop to remove extraneous detail, to improve composition and accentuate the properties of the image we saw with our mind’s Eye. There are some images that suit a square format, others that suit a letter-box shape.
And there are times when deciding on a Crop can be difficult and today’s image is one of those occasions. The image is of a frontage on Gray’s Inn Road in London. I was attracted by the varying reflectivity of the glass panels, and particularly by the area of glass that yielded a double reflection, one of them offset from the other.
The Image shown is the final version I have selected and the original is shown as a thumbnail below. Both will of course enlarge if you click on them.
The question is: Is this the best crop? I was tempted to crop out the majority of the ‘frosted’ glass leaving a thin rim, but I didn’t like the balance of that, and I felt I needed enough frosted glass to provide the context. which is why in the left upper section I have included a zone of clear reflective glass above the ‘frosted’ band.
What do you think – how would you crop this image? Do you struggle to be fully objective with your own work?
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