Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #15 Cropping Tips

I’m a big fan of cropping and I try to seize every opportunity I can to do this. I tried to find a variety of photos to crop and here they are!

These photographs are my contributions to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #15 Cropping Tips. 

In my first picture, cropping all the bystanders out makes a big difference.

Darth Vader and Storm Trooper before

Here is a picture I took when we were in Disney World. 

Darth Vader and Storm Trooper

And here they are close up.

In my second picture, I wanted the dandelion and its shadow to be the focus by cropping out some of the other stuff.

dandelion shadow before

Before cropping.

dandelion shadow

After cropping, I think that the shadow plays more of a part in the whole picture.

In the next picture, I liked the reflection in the puddle but felt that it was easy to over look.

puddle before

Before cropping

puddle

And after. I probably could have cropped even more. 

And finally, another dandelion picture. I liked how the flower with fuzz is bent over the flower and I wanted them to be more prominent than the grass surrounding them.

fuzz and flower before

Before cropping

fuzz and flower

And after!

Cee's BW Challenge

Shadows and Reflections

Based on the title of the post, I bet you thought I was going to get all deep and insightful, right? Well, surprise! I’m not. At least not today. Nope, today is all about the pictures. Below you will only find my amateur attempts at participating in Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Reflections and Shadows. (All of the heavy stuff will come later!)

Cee's BW Challenge

bw reflection

I clearly remember taking this picture but for the life of me, I cannot remember why.

I clearly remember taking this picture but for the life of me, I cannot remember why.

One sunny day, Beej discovered his shadow.

One sunny day, Beej discovered his shadow.

He tried to grab that spoon shadow for the longest time! :)

He tried to grab that spoon shadow for the longest time! 🙂