Wednesday, May 15, 2013

52 Photos Project: Crop



The theme this week in
is "crop."

As in taking a photo
straight out of the camera
(or, in this case, with the saturation 
bumped a little to approximate
what I remember of the absolute
saturation of color,
the variety of blue to aquamarine,
the hazy blue of the distant sky,

Surfer © 2013 Meri Arnett-Kremian

and 
cropping it
to enhance the composition
by focusing in on a particular part
of the original.

Surfer © 2013 Meri Arnett-Kremian


Here, my goal was to focus in on the surfer,
showing a world in which the ocean,
its magnificent power, 
and the thrill of riding a wave successfully
are the only things on his mind.

In the moment.
Present.






9 comments:

Lana Kelly said...

I like where you decided to crop on the wave line! You were able to focus on the surfer without cutting out too much detail :)

Katrin Klink said...

Makes quite a difference, but both pictures are great. Shot in Hawaii? Lucky you!

Susan said...

Indeed, the crop lets you put the focus where you want it.

Great photo.

Lynne Wilson said...

Great photo - the colour is so vibrant!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

The cropped version draws your attention more to the surfer .What a good example.I love to crop!!

desertskyquilts said...

That's a great crop. I would love a close up of the drops of water splashing up from the crest of the wave, too. I love the color of his surfboard against all that aqua.

Prairie Jill said...

Great crop. It's been fascinating going through the gallery and seeing how effective cropping can be - the crops really change the story being told.

robin. said...

and you did it beautifully!!! love the colors.

annie said...

Very nice crop!