Yes, this is the same photo I posted before 😉 After reading Raj’s second comment, I thought this might be a good time to practice cropping. After all, I was the one who once said loudly in a workshop that I believed there was no bad photo, only bad cropping. 😉 (Of course, I was kidding, but not totally… ha.)
Every time my daughter comes home, she wants to visit the Walker Art Center in the city. Usually, we would take her there before her flight. On her recent trip home, as usual, we ran out of time after playing a round of miniature golf at its sculpture garden; we had to hurry to the airport.
BUT I have to take a photo of that cherry! While my husband and daughter kept walking toward the parking lot, I quickly ran toward the cherry sculpture. Since I only had time to take one photo (that was what I thought), I had to make a good shot. My first thought was to get down and use sky as the background. Almost immediately, I rejected that idea because (1) the ground was very wet after the morning rain; I didn’t want to take any chance on getting my paints dirty (2) it would take longer to get down and come up since I had bad knees (3) many photographers had already taken that photo.
“No time to think, just click,” I said to myself. So I did.
Checking the photo on the monitor, I noticed the cathedral in the background (I have no idea why I didn’t see it before shooting the photo). “Temptation vs. Discipline” came to my mind. I took a deep breath, took time to compose, and clicked again. I knew a woman was included on the bottom left, but I couldn’t wait for her to leave; we had a flight to catch.
In Raj’s second comment, he offered some cropping (even though he didn’t use this word) ideas for this photo. I like to document and share my learning progress, so here is the result of my first cropping attempt.
I like it much better! (Having the whole spoon in the picture is a plus.) Raj’s first suggestion worked… the lady on the left was gone. Yeah!
Next, I thought I would make a square photo. No particular reason… just for fun.
It looked pretty good… I got excited! Then, I saw that blue rooster, which is one new sculpture in the garden. Rooster had to go!
Finally, portrait mode… like Raj had suggested.
What do you think?
Again, I want to thank Raj. This exercise opened my eyes. 😉
I am taking a trip break for 10 days. Wish you all have wonderful summer days and have a lot of fun!
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