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    The Porter

    I took this at the start of our Rinjani Mountain 3 day trek in Lombok. These porters were incredible workers and lived off cigarets and rice. C&C welcome
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    The subject is terrific. I think the shot needs some cropping. I put in a little vertical perspective distortion to add to the appearance of going up hill. I learned from photographing skiers that it is very difficult to get a correct sense of slope looking up or down a hill.

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    Re: The Porter

    A crop was my first thoughts, Wayne, although probably not quite the same as Homer's edit; in order to show more of the background on the sides.

    Possibly allow a little more width than Homer's crop, but trim the top tighter and turn the scene into a landscape ratio. Possibly 5 x 4 ratio.

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    Re: The Porter

    The portrait of the porter is great. I agree that cropping a bit closer off the top than the first but, not as tight as the second. I am usually a guy who likes tight crops of people but, this is more of an environmental portrait.

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    Re: The Porter

    Yes, the wider background provides context for the porter - he is part of his environment. Without the environment, he is just another guy carrying some stuff.

    I prefer the original as it shows the steepness of the hill he has just come down, and hence the difficulty of his task. In essence the porter is part of the scene, rather than being the scene.

    Very good shot Wayne.

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