Antonio Correia wrote:
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. :
One of my all time favorite extreme crops is a picture of Andy's. Perhaps he'll post the original so you can see how cool a crop this was.
OK, I went right out and shot one. This is a PP crop, but she would never have let me do this, even with a tele.
Breaking the rules of engagement, aren't we? :nono
Two pictures per entry - one wide, one cropped
Hi John, and thanks for remembering this one - I love it, too.
It was a cold February morning, and I was in a zone. Crossing 5th Avenue at 23rd street, I saw this - and fired off a shot. The whole thing was maybe 2 seconds. 1Ds Mark II with 50mm f/1.4 on board.
John actually printed up some rather large (30" x 40") prints from this crop, and they look darn good
Here's my attempt at this assignment.
cropped using my feet and lens:
Please read the original post.
I mentioned "10%" of the original picture.
I also said PP crops are fine.
You can go with the pure PP crops, thus inevitably suffering from the lost of resolution. This is post mortem crop. This means a photographer failed to see the real target while s/he was shooting and only realized the real worth of the whole thing afterwards. This happens often, and Rutt's (even outdated) examples are the great proof to that. I have experienced similar issues (also with glasses:-), and I'm sure everybody has plenty of such shots.
My example with the real-time crop of the leaf on the cul-de-sac is what we *really* want to achieve. You look at the scene and you notice something. You are trying to zoom in, but your lens is not long enough. Hence comes the ultimate zoom, the "foot zoom". This is what this whole class is about - ability to analyze the scene in real-time and make shooting decision right then and there.
I said in the very beginning - PP crops are fine. Real-time ones are better. Changing the angle totally, like you did with the three people, is, IMHO, a bit outside of this particular assignment.
Hey Nikko, I thought I'd give it a try.
Antonio Correia wrote:
And here I go:
and the green lynx spider lying in wait in the plant to the right:
unfortunately I did not read the "Extreme Crop" definition until after taking these shots. These were taken on the Georgia Tech campus, they were placed on campus as a memorial to the 9/11 victims.
larry l wrote:
a first try. I hope this is not too creepy.
the image is from a public area in a park in Afghanistan.
but I could't go a day without taking a pic or two and providing some fodder for the extreme crop now could I?