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    Borders for Cropped Night Shots?

    Ok, I'm curious of the overall opinion on how to preserve the crop when you have infinite black on all sides in a night shot - using a border works, however I think it also has a tendency to alter the overall look of the photo; sort of 'commercializes' it. I've added some borders to day shots and they seem to work out better.

    What do you think, borders, or as-is?


    Borders for Cropped Night Shots?


    Borders for Cropped Night Shots?


    Straz Center, Tampa FL
    About 100 yards from the target, shot at a slight upwards angle and about 45 degrees off center. Minor perspective corrections using GIMP. ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/4", 117mm
    Last edited by PhotoRob; 27th November 2011 at 05:29 PM.

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    Re: Borders for Cropped Night Shots?

    Hi Robert,
    I think the border isn't strong enough. Based on that, for me no border wins.

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    Re: Borders for Cropped Night Shots?

    Hi,
    when viewed in the lightbox the no-border version looks better. The lightbox itself does create a small black border around the picture that is a bit wider than your border. When displayed elsewhere I would add a similar black border.

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    Re: Borders for Cropped Night Shots?

    I vote for as is. Looks much better.

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