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    Who's looking at you?

    Not sure what catagory this fits in, so my shot of the ornamental cat in the window of the old house goes in here.

    Not sure what people will think but as ever comments welcome

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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    David - What about a crop just at the top of the arch, to make it into a square (1:1) image? I'm wondering of the line of the top of the arch is distracting attention away from the cat?

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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    But to some extent, a bit of height is needed to 'put the scene into context'.

    Maybe try a slight crop from the bottom and left side. Perhaps crop half or less of the distance to the bottom of the arch?

    Would just a fraction increase in the highlights work OK?

    Basic composition works well.

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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    The original picture has already had quite a severe cropas I felt their was too many contrasting shapes making it too busy as well as crooked. I'll upload the original and welcome thoughts
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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    Hi David,
    I think a tight crop would work, would you consider losing the arch?
    Something like this:

    Who's looking at you?

    I certainly like the idea here, well seen.
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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    Hi David. The cat is looking up, so it might make a nicer image to see more of what is up. I agree with keeping a context. Is there any way you can position the cat's window down lower and show more of something higher up? I also recommend darkening the white woodwork of the window in upper right, and suggest about the same tones as the cat's window. My two cents worth.

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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    To me the essense of the shot is the cat and the window and what you are talking about is your feelings having seen it from afar so I suggest a heavy crop which the file seems to handle OK with mor space to the right of the window so there is space for his 'looking' and he is on the left third which usually helps.
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    Re: Who's looking at you?

    After a little think and trying a couple of possible crops; this is what I would do.

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