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By blueaquan
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;

Tags: Nature Lonely Framed Portraits and people

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
9 Oct 2016 9:04AM
Well, I don't see any daffodils, but I see some attractive red flowers in there!

I also see a very sharp subject, the girl, framed by an out-of-focus lamp post (I think it is...) Good idea, excellent focus.

However, I feel all the interest is in the area round the girl, so I'd have shot at a longer zoom setting, and left just enough room to make sure that I didn't crop the girl or the frame by accident. I'd then fine-tune the crop to get the result I've got by cropping quite a lot.

Alternatively, I'd have stepped to the left and made soemthing of the recurring pattern of the lamp posts - though this would have lost the framed girl, and been a completely different picture..
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4233 Canada
9 Oct 2016 3:25PM
I love the idea you had in mind.

Im with dudler on whats hes saying; rather than the frame actually framing the girl, its become a barrier, and having her upper body larger, taking up more of the space would get you closer to the framed effect you had in mind perhaps?

I have uploaded a mod, a little different to dudlers, but based on the same approach.

See what you think, and let us know. We love feedback!


9 Oct 2016 4:33PM
Hi Dudler and Willie

I agree with both of you in your statement that not having zoomed in has shown a lot of space around the subject. Thank you both for the modification, Dudler's modification makes it more like a perfectly framed subject.
Yes indeed, they were lamp posts and I wanted the viewer to get a sense of where the subject is framed, however cropping it seems to take away the context. Just my thought!
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
9 Oct 2016 9:38PM
That's true: cropping does remove context. But that's OK, I feel, where the whole thing is about design and composition. A contextual shot would go wider still, and not concentrate on the frmaing, possibly making something of the row of lamp posts.

If this is anywhere near where you live, go back - there are a lot of possibilities with those lamp posts!
10 Oct 2016 7:45AM
Hi Dudler, unfortunately it's quite far from where we live, but I have another shot of these lampposts alone at a little distance away from this place. The one with the little girl was actually at a descent which is why we can see, one below the other.
This photograph however was on level ground and may not be exactly what you had in mind, but the pattern was interesting to me.
Rows of lampposts
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
10 Oct 2016 9:45AM
That's absolutely the sort of thing I had in mind: well seen, and thoroughly successful!

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