How a crop can transform a picture – check out these two different versions of the same landscape photography picture of a tree lit by a burst of sunlight

 Tree by Rick McEvoy Poole Photographer  
Tree by Rick McEvoy Poole Photographer  

 The original crop of the picture of the tree in Delp Woods
The original crop of the picture of the tree in Delp Woods

These are two dramatically different versions of the same image. When I processed the full composition I had an idea for a crop, which is the image you can see at the top of this post. This is what I was thinking of. 

I have re-processed the cropped version of the image, making it darker with strong vibrant colours. The processing of this image was done in Lightroom only – no Photoshop required – and the intention of the processing was to give as much emphasis a possible to the sunlight hitting the mist. 

The interaction of the sun and the mist is the story of this image. 

And interesting to me that the crop works a lot better, providing a much stronger image, which has been reflected in the response on 500PX

Rick McEvoy Photography

Poole Photographer 

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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