Religious procession in Portugal

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Antonio Correia, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Antonio Correia

    Antonio Correia Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2016
    Setubal - Portugal
    In this kind of event I do like to use wide angle lenses. This time I used Panny GX7 the Oly 7-14 f/2.8 @... let me have a look... 7mm, that is, 14mm in 35mm
    One notices however the deformation at the far right and left sides but, what the heck !
    The central area is not deformed and the image looks fine.

    However, I am too "obliged" to the use of the same format or proportions. I would like to see the saint more to the right of the image and that, is only possible using a different crop factor. Let me try the 3/4 just for fun !

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    The 3/4 doesn't work as you can see bellow !
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    But the square is OK !
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    I have printed the 3/5 version - the first one - which I will be offering the responsable for the procession.

    Your thoughts please !

    Oh something else: in this image I spent about one hour and I have used Affinity, LR and CS5 ! A mess :biggrin:
     
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  2. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2013
    All of the white space around the image doesn't work well online. 1:1 is the strongest version, IMO.
     
  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Australia
    I prefer no 1. I don't mind the distortion.

    I feel 3/4 cuts off the on the right at an awkward position

    1:1 okay, but no my favourite
     
  4. Antonio Correia

    Antonio Correia Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2016
    Setubal - Portugal
    Thank you both for your opinion. :thumbsup:
    I was beginning to think that no one would comment these photographs. The forum is - or looks like - more on the technical side... :rolleyes:

    The white canvas enhances the image, m4/3boy, this is why I use it most of the time.

    In this project I am "obliged" to crop all the time @3/5 proportions.
    Here is another one.
    Thank you fro watching ! :2thumbs:
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  5. m4/3boy

    m4/3boy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2013
    Sorry but I strongly disagree; when an image is presented ONLINE with white space around it it distracts the eye and the brain from the photograph. It draws attention AWAY from the photo.
     
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  6. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    That's a nice image. I too like the original crop. You have used the converging power lines and the roof line to create a nice focal point. I would crop the 4:3 version more to the right if I was to use that format.

    I have to agree with this. I would present these without the white borders. Even if you want to use the borders, I think that yours are too wide/tall for web use. Take a look at use @Alpha Whiskey Photography@Alpha Whiskey Photography's work on this forum for what I find to be a very pleasing use of a narrow margins and border.
     
  7. Antonio Correia

    Antonio Correia Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2016
    Setubal - Portugal
    Thank you guys for your opinions ! :2thumbs:
     
  8. Antonio Correia

    Antonio Correia Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2016
    Setubal - Portugal
    Guys... excuse me if I insist on my version. I am sure there will be - there are - others that like my version of the frame.
    Woman boarding while the saint goes in another boat.

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