Assignment #6: Extreme Crop

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited April 22, 2016 in Assignments
We got nice Tilts this week. Now let's do something different.

The new assignment is all about cropping.

The main difference between this class and the previous ones is to present not one, but two images per entry: the first should depict they way you saw the subject originally (like a street scene), while the second, cropped, should show the final image.

You might wanna use a zoom lens, or do some post work.

In any case: locate the target, take a shot of it with surroundings, and then take a closeup, or trim it in post. No need to go all macro like Brian does, but I would expect the cropped version being like 10% or so of the wider one..

For basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's get cropped! :D
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
    Nikolai. Is this what you want ?
    I walked on the street some hours ago looking for tilted photos.
    But this is good for the new assignment.
    It's title is: Sideboard and pavements with shadows
    Tell me about it Nikolai, please.

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
    Antonio,
    This is not something I meant. I didn't mean PP. I meant CROP.

    Here, I stepped out a took a couple of shots (this is an example of real life crop as oppposed to purely PP one)

    01: Patio: as is:

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    02: Patio: closer (cropped) look:

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    It's the same object (corner of the balcony), but me being closer actually allowed me to see the shady roof beneath it. This would not be possible just in PP...ne_nau.gif

    See what I mean?

    For the record: PP-only crops also count:-)
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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Posts: 870Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
    Great entry!
    photodoug wrote:
    sunflower
    Exactly what I meant, thank you very much! thumb.gif

    We may start calling you Ph.D. :-) rolleyes1.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
    Tomorrow I'll try.
    Sorry for the unconvinience Nikolai. eek7.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 8, 2006
    Antonio,
    Tomorrow I'll try.
    Sorry for the unconvinience Nikolai. eek7.gif
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    Not a problem, amigo mio:-)!
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Well, I thing this is it. Isn' t it Master Nikolai ? :):
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Or this ... :): I do like BMW.
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Is this valid ?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    This one definitely is!
    Well, I thing this is it. Isn' t it Master Nikolai ? :):
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    Although, if you want to go extreme, you'd left the inner doors only mwink.gif
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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Posts: 870Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    ok, try two

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Antonio,
    Or this ... :): I do like BMW.

    No questions here, either! thumb.gif
    However - it would be tres cool to "zoom" not into the car badge, but into the that antic door with graffiti, don't you think? headscratch.gif
    Kinda gives the viewer element of surprise, and serves the main purpose of this assignment: the ability to see something small behind the something big... Everybody can see the car, you know.. But that door - it's so HCB..mwink.gif thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    PhD,
    photodoug wrote:
    ok, try two

    Another great example of real-life crop! thumb.gif
    How often we get attracted by large bright object only to miss something dimmer and smaller, but yet possibly way more precious!
    Man, I already get a feeling that this class gonna be fun! :D
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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Posts: 870Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    last one....I had the day off yesterday

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Great!
    photodoug wrote:
    last one....I had the day off yesterday
    I like it! thumb.gif
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  • saurorasaurora Major grins Posts: 4,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Have to admit I've been "lurking" here. Some really great things have been posted. But Doug's squirrel crop pulled me in!!! That plus I just happened to have taken some shots of a Red Tailed Hawk last night that required "extreme" cropping, since I don't have anything longer than a 200mm lens!

    Here' the original:
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    Cropped version: It's a little too much crop for my tastes, but in order to see the bird, well, you understand!!! ne_nau.gif

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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Posts: 870Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    saurora wrote:
    Have to admit I've been "lurking" here. Some really great things have been posted. But Doug's squirrel crop pulled me in!!! That plus I just happened to have taken some shots of a Red Tailed Hawk last night that required "extreme" cropping, since I don't have anything longer than a 200mm lens!

    Michael Corleone: Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Saurora,
    saurora wrote:
    Have to admit I've been "lurking" here. Some really great things have been posted. But Doug's squirrel crop pulled me in!!! That plus I just happened to have taken some shots of a Red Tailed Hawk last night that required "extreme" cropping, since I don't have anything longer than a 200mm lens!
    Here' the original:
    Cropped version: It's a little too much crop for my tastes, but in order to see the bird, well, you understand!!! ne_nau.gif
    Welcome to the class! iloveyou.gif
    Not bad for a start:-) thumb.gif
    I know that 200mm is not "a birder lens", but hey, it's not about the gear, it's what you can do with it.

    As I mentioned earlier, this assignment is about seeing a jewel in a pile of raw ore. Michelangelo was trimming the excessive stone from the block of marble with his chisel. We use the crop tool:-)

    Glad you decided to play with us! :):
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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,001Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Mating Dragonfly zoom
    Well after the introductory comment about macro had to put something here :)
    Brian V

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Better example of Extreme Crop
    I must apologize: my first "explanatory example" with the patio corner apparently was pretty lame and not that at all "explanatory". ne_nau.gif

    Here's what I think is a better instance of the "extreme cropping" which I had in mind (all pictures taken 10 minutes ago).

    01: Normal view. Here's what I see when I step out on my driveway:

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    02: This little thingie got my attention:

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    03: Here's a post-processed (or post mortem:-) crop.
    As it's easy to see, the original 8mp image does not provide enough resolution:

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    04: Now that we actually saw it, we can use some real-time cropping: lens zoom or, in my case, "foot" zoom to get the crop we want:

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    HTH
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Brian,
    Well after the introductory comment about macro had to put something here :)
    Brian V

    Great examples and awesome pictures! bowdown.gif
    That book publishing dude should pay you top dollar, not a measly "credit". mwink.gif
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Great examples and awesome pictures! bowdown.gif
    That book publishing dude should pay you top dollar, not a measly "credit". mwink.gif

    I agree with Nikolai. Absolutelly. Fantastic macros. Brian is an expert in macros clap.gifthumb
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Nikolai,
    You did not only zoom by foot, did you ?
    It looks that you have done both: zoom with the lens and zoom by foot.
    It looks you have used a different lens for the leave: a zoom or a prime at 100/200/250 mm ...

    I was not aware - my fault - of this extreme crop/zoom.
    Tomorrow ...
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Antonio,
    Nikolai,
    I did not only zoom by foot, did you ?
    It looks that you have done both: zoom with the lens and zoom by foot.
    It looks you have used a different lens for the leave: a zoom or a prime at 100/200/250 mm ...
    A little bit of lens zooming (17mm at normal view, 68mm at closeup), yes, but only because I didn't want to lay myself flat on a h-h-h-hot californian asphalt:-). Otherwise it was the same 17-85 IS USM.
    I was not aware - my fault - of this extreme crop/zoom.
    Tomorrow ...
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    No need to apologize. You did good with that plaza! thumb.gif
    And we have the whole Sunday and whole week in front of us, no need to rush :):
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Heron
    Not much of a crop, but this guy caught me by suprise, I was actually shooting something else and then I seen this guy right in front of me! If I would of thought about the challenge I would of took a shot zoomed all the way out also, but this is full zoom at 150mm (300mm @ 35mm film scale).

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    cropped in PS

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    Best regards,
    douglas
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    A little bit of lens zooming (17mm at normal view, 68mm at closeup), yes, but only because I didn't want to lay myself flat on a h-h-h-hot californian asphalt:-). Otherwise it was the same 17-85 IS USM.



    No need to apologize. You did good with that plaza! thumb.gif
    And we have the whole Sunday and whole week in front of us, no need to rush :):

    It means that you did not like the 3 persons.
    Actually it's a different concept of crop. eek7.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    Antonio,
    It means that you did not like the 3 persons.
    Actually it's a different concept of crop. eek7.gif
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    I didn't say that:-) rolleyes1.gif
    It's simply not what I meant when I selected "Extreme Crop" as a theme ne_nau.gif
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  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Posts: 6,511Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    A couple of old examples
    These aren't fresh but they stand out in my mind of examples of how big a difference a crop can make.

    I sort of discovered this one by mistake while working on an enlarged version in PS:

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    Here's an original of mine:

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    and a great crop of Ginger's:

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    This crop isn't so extreme, but I think it really makes the shot. It was Andy's suggestion on the Whipping Post:

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    Now I'm inspired. Think I'll go out looking for something new to crop.
    If not now, when?
  • StanStan Major grins Posts: 1,077Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    I took a day off today to go to a 3 day event at Burghley. Not the best day for photography...

    She only just hung on, the horse didn't seem too happy...
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    As can be seen in the crop...
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    Stan
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 9, 2006
    I don't want to be a bore - may be I am already - but I would like to know if this concept of extreme crop, which is nothing but a crop of the same picture, is correct.

    I would like to know because of the shots I'll be doing tomorrow for this thread.

    I hope I made myself clear.
    I put it in more telegraphic way:

    I have seen crops of the same picture.
    Do they fit the general ideia of the concept extreme crop ?

    Sorry folks. :):
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