Good morning and happy Monday,
This past weekend we had some very beautifully mild autumn days around here. I took long walks in our local park and soaked up the sun, warmth and fresh air. It was really hard not to stop every 5 seconds to take a photo of each pretty fall-colored leaf that had fallen to the ground.
The sun peaked through the trees and in spots provided such a nice light, like the backlighting you can see on the red leaf. With the dark grey asphalt for a background it was perfect.
Back home I prepared the photo for posting it on Instagram. Those who follow me there may have already seen it. Although I liked the original, I played around with the crop, because I wanted to post a square Insta pic, old school 😉 and then decided to share the different versions here. I wanted to show you what a big difference a simple edit like a crop makes to a photo’s mood.
Have a look for yourself – please click on the pic to open it bigger. Remember that these three pictures are all from the same one photo, the change is quite dramatic, isn’t it?
I’m curious, please let me know in the comments, which one of the three is your favorite? Extra ‘points’ if you tell me why.
If you keep this in mind the next time you take a photo, you might not even need to edit, because the crop already starts when you ‘frame the shot’ in camera. Always ask yourself ‘what mood do you want to bring across’ or ‘which element in the picture do you want to emphasize’ or ‘what is the story you want the photo to tell’. Crop and edit accordingly before you share your photo, because less is oftentimes more.
By the way I wanted to mention that I will be cross-posting this post to Hive with PeakD, a social media/blogging network on the blockchain. It has been a while that I was active on this platform. Well, to be entirely transparent I previously was on Steemit. You can check out my Hive here. It’s a pretty cool community and just in case you’d like to join and blog on it this is a referral link (tbh – I am not sure what it does – LOL – I’ve been away for too long!!!).
Anyway, that’s it from me, have a great week!