This next entry is from Robin (the other one)!
When I received her image, I remembered it well from when it appeared on Capture Dallas. .. definitely one of my favorite images of all time! It just tugs at my heart strings and I loved the simplicity of it all, as well as the subtle colors. I also thought she had photoshopped the words but evidently it was how she found it! Good eye and great capture, and made even better with the cropping. This is a most instructive entry and I do appreciate your expertise Robin. I think we all have a lot to learn from this!
“I do try to get my images well composed in the viewfinder, but it’s
not my primary intent. I shoot with an assumption of at least a
little cropping in post-processing, and I’m pretty certain that well
over half my final images have had some cropping applied. So, it was
a perplexing decision selecting a single image for this challenge.
This image was taken at f8, 1/4000 th, 400 ISO, and 270mm which is
the maximum focal length of the lens. Camera was a D5100 which is an
aps-c sensor. There was a hideous gas meter at the bottom
right. And, I’m terrible about making crooked images, like this one.
I’m cheating a bit here, also showing an intermediate image. It has
the meter removed and has been straightened. It was what I had in
mind when I made the image, but in post processing it didn’t say what
I wanted. With the final image I’ve cropped all but the story I
really wanted to tell. The doggie appears to be so sad, wanting out,
not wanting a grooming at all. “Help me, please!”
Incidentally, another reason for cropping is that, if you print on a
standard paper size and don’t want to trim or have blank space,
you’ll have to crop the long edge. This is because your sensor long
edge is longer than any standard paper long edge. Compare the width
of the original and intermediate images with the final one which will
fit on standard paper. This is a consideration for possibly shooting
a bit wide, so you don’t have to eliminate critical components when
printing, or having to paint in background where there was none (yuck). ”