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    Serra da Estrela - Portugal

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    Serra da Estrela - Portugal


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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    hi, nice looking picture. imo one could crop the parking lot a bit.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Nice shot. I like the way the car park leads you to the rest of the scene but I would probably cut a little off the bottom of the image too.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    I agree with others on cropping a small amount off bottom. This shows how desolate the location is. Nicely composed and processed photo. Good job.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Sorry to be contrary but I would crop a bit from the top. The subject could do with moving off the centre line but I wouldn't like to reduce those very strong lead lines. Interesting image.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Very nice.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Welcome to CiC! Very nice shot. I tend to avoid including parking lots and you did a great job of using one to enhance the image.

    I would crop a little off the top as John suggested and I would crop enough off the bottom only to eliminate the strong horizontal line.

    It would be helpful to edit your profile to display at least your first name on the left side of each post.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Thank you all for your kind C&C.
    Yes, I think i should crop the bottom line but what about the problem of cutting off the wide angle idea of this shot? Do you have many times this dilemma?

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Quote Originally Posted by hfmsantos View Post
    what about the problem of cutting off the wide angle idea of this shot?
    I don't remember anyone suggesting that, so maybe I don't understand what you mean. Try explaining that again.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    First, sorry about my the terrible english. What I tried to say is about loosing the impact of the wide angle idea when you crop an original image taken with a 12mm lens like this one. The dilemma is on that decision. I hope my idea is correctly now. Thank you.

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    Re: Serra da Estrela - Portugal

    Your English is terrific!

    You're right, of course, that the more you crop a wide-angle image, the more you lose that look. However, the crops that are being suggested in this case are so small that they don't lose that look, at least not in my mind.

    If you didn't want to crop to eliminate the horizontal foreground line, you could digitally remove it and digitally extend the other two lines to the frame of the image. Doing so would retain all of the wide-angle look.

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