Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

Cropping can turn an ordinary photo into something much more interesting.  The first photo is the one the result of a crop.  It is intended to focus on the heads of the Zebras in the photo but more importantly form kind of an abstract photo of the patterns formed by the different zebras.  I should state that I took this photo with this crop already in mind…..



The second photo is the original photo – nice zebras but not a very interesting composition.   I always find it important to visualize the crops  that you have available when taking a photo – then try to capitalize on them in the post processing.  Hope you enjoy!

uncropped zebras standing around....

uncropped zebras standing around….

9 responses

  1. Veronica Roth

    That works really well. Nicely done.

    March 7, 2014 at 9:59 am

    • Thanks Veronica – I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      March 9, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  2. Good use of cropping. I’ve been discovering and playing with editing lately and it’s been so much fun.


    March 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    • Thanks Janet, editing is both very important and a lot of fun. There are endless variations that you can “play” with. I often go back months later and re-edit some photos with entirely different ideas. Have fun and experiment!

      March 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  3. really nice example of a good crop.

    March 8, 2014 at 12:49 am

    • Thanks Ryan – I appreciate it. I was looking for the abstract of large groups of zebras together but only got a few that would work to highlight the interaction of the stripe patterns.

      March 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      • something that i need to learn next time. thank you for sharing it.

        March 10, 2014 at 1:25 am

  4. Bruce Wetherby

    Scott, they’re the same photos in my email, although they’re not the same in the email I’m sending back to you!

    Take care,


    March 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    • Bruce, I have no idea what happened! They weren’t the same when I posted it, then something happened and they were the same when I looked at it this morning…..
      I went back and edited the post and made sure they were the correct shots again today. Thanks for the heads up!

      March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

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