While we were walking to the Vatican Museum, I saw a groom and bride walking on the other side of street. I remember someone (Amy?) had taken a bride and groom photo in Span. Since this couple looked very nice, I thought to myself “Why not?” I stopped and took time to aim, which was a surprise to me since most of the time I would just raise camera and shoot.
The groom saw me taking a photo. He smiled, pointing me to the bride. The bride smiled. The groom then waved to me. I felt as if they were sharing their joy with me and I was very happy for them.
This is the original photo. At first, I cropped out the extra person on the left and converted it to a black and white photo, which I planned to post. After looking at it for many days, I changed my mind. I liked the original photo better. I think that extra person, actually, helped identifying the place this couple was. In other words, she, somehow, contributed to the story.
What do you think? Would you get rid of that extra person?
Inside of San Gimignano, Italy’s most picturesque medieval town, there is a dried up well that has many coins and some dollar bills in it. Apparently, people treat it like a make-a-wish well. A couple of young kids tied a magnet to a string and retrieved many coins and even a $5 bill from the well. They were very happy. Bystanders smiled. Cute and smart kids. But is it a right thing to do (morally)? Whose money was it? I had no idea.
Did you notice the big TV screen on the left?
I saw a cute kid with his mother in front of Duomo. Should I focus on the boy or the birds? I wasn’t sure which would make a better photo, but decided birds.
Final Question: Sharpness
Some of you probably remember that there was a period of time I suffered with grainy photos. I am happy to say that nowadays I pay more attention to my ISO setting and haven’t seen any grainy photo for a while (Thank you for all the helps I had received!) I remember someone (maybe more than one person) said that he always zoomed in 100% to check photo noises. My question is: do we do the same to check sharpness?
I am thinking… it may depend on the pixel count (trying to use my brain here.) Is there any suggested rule out there?
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