E.J.Wilkins

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The catch?


This is one of those, "Should the subject be in the middle, to the left or to the right?" pictures. This is 'as taken' with the intention of cropping later but I haven't been able to make up my mind so have left it as it is.

Please tell me what you think and how you would have cropped the picture.

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This is from my online archive, we're still out of UK but will be back near the end of September.

Thank you for all your comments on my recent pictures.

I'd still be grateful if you could you help me out by visiting and voting for my vfxy site please. It's here http://photos.vfxy.com/photoblogs/1280

Thanks a million
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The catch?


This is one of those, "Should the subject be in the middle, to the left or to the right?" pictures. This is 'as taken' with the intention of cropping later but I haven't been able to make up my mind so have left it as it is.

Please tell me what you think and how you would have cropped the picture.

.....

This is from my online archive, we're still out of UK but will be back near the end of September.

Thank you for all your comments on my recent pictures.

I'd still be grateful if you could you help me out by visiting and voting for my vfxy site please. It's here http://photos.vfxy.com/photoblogs/1280

Thanks a million
.

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:53
Hi Ellie.

If it was mine, I would have been tempted to crop the left edge to make the image perfectly square.
EJWilkins: Nice idea Ray, I'll try it. Thanks. smile
I like details like this, Ellie. I think you have it about right.
EJWilkins: Aha, a fence-sitter like me wink
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2008, 00:14
Well, if I shoot this, I would shoot it:
1. perpendicular to the thickness of the door (this will strengthen the graphic side),
2. I'd shoot it at the hardware level to show off the interesting forms of the hardware,
3. I'd make sure the door is vertical in the frame.
4. I'd play with a square format, placing the door on dead center (not very conventional, but in this case it might work).
5. Probably, a b&w conversion would be a good idea.

Right now, everything seems falling apart here.

Where are you, Ellie?
EJWilkins: I'm here, at the end of a computer, but not my computer. wink

Thanks for all these ideas, each one is worth noting and if I get back to see this door again I'll check it out. I suppose I could also edit the picture a bit, to get the door perfectly vertical, but if I remember it's a bit bowed, so vertical might not be an option.
Take 20-25% off the left side.

My 2 cents.

I really enjoy the rich detail and tones of the wood. Luvvly.
EJWilkins: You're with the majority that would like to see less of the 'clear' space on the left. I too like the colour of the wood, it's quite old stuff too and I have a feeling it's oak, which is unusual for this type of door.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Sep 2008, 11:45
Another rare Ellie - you are now fast becoming a collector's item. Just enjoy the wherever you are.

If I shoot this ... I agree with Vik's recommendations. Mainly a bit lower body position. On the crop from what you have here, I think include more wood and less open space. The less space on the left to the point where you have just included the door handle. The picture would be more or less square.
EJWilkins: You can collect as many as you like Louis, sell a couple too if you can, and we'll share the proceeds wink Yes thanks, am enjoying this "summer" although it's hugely busier than any of us has expected.
I like your thoughts on the crop, and like the square resulting image too
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2008, 00:57
I'd crop from the left to the lighter colored vertical on the wall. Looks good as is, though. It is good to see you posting again!
EJWilkins: Yes, I see that Martin, and it'd work too. Thanks.
I'd crop out left and right and focus just on the door and the door mechanism. It would make a narrowish portrait format to suit the door.
richard

It's good that you are posting again Ellie.
I like this, Ellie. It would be interesting to see the image cropped as Ray suggests.

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