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Misty sky

The Hazy winter sky of the HongKong Waterfront view.

Should I crop this,



to this?

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Re: Misty sky

"Should I crop this?"

IMHO, No. The uncropped picture has depth and perspective which is needed in this particular picture, I think.
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Re: Misty sky

I agree, no crop. You can easily clone out the distractions on either side. Look at levels as the image is a bit flat.
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Re: Misty sky

I agree with the others no crop.
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Re: Misty sky

Don't crop - the curve of the quayside bottom right is quite interesting and brings the picture to the viewer. The roof above you has some detail which is also (obviously) lost in the crop and you are left with a black blob.

However take the left 25% off your cropped version and you have another fine composition, IMHO, as you are focussing more on the buildings in front of you.
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Re: Misty sky

Dim Cropio as we say in Wales.....
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Re: Misty sky

I wouldn't crop it either. Just boost the contrast a bit but watch the sky.
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Re: Misty sky

FWIW. I wouldn't crop it either. I would just delete it. Regards, IW.
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Re: Misty sky

That's a bit harsh IW but I know what you mean. To be honest Henry it's not one of your better shots. I've really enjoyed your recent travel posts showing some fabulous regions of the world. Was there something special about this place that you saw but we are all missing that just didn't come out in the image?
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Re: Misty sky

Ask yourself the question "what is the picture of?"
For me the image is of the cityscape on the far shore.

In the top version you have a lot of grey sea.
In the bottom you have less sea but haven't really added the emphasis on the buildings and the sky looks blown out.
I would crop and try lining up the bottom of the far shore at 1/3rd from the bottom and lose the near shore on the left hand side just before the loops start as I don't think it's adding anything.

With panoramas it's tempting to try and keep everything in that you shot but I'm not sure there's much value in either "end" of the view.



Panoramas need to be viewed large to really have any impact and on my 1080p monitor these look a bit lost.
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Re: Misty sky

Agree with all of you. There is nothing to show plus there is no subject. That area usually had the Star ferry and some tourist harbour cruise..Busy. and at that moment I was there, perfectly empty.

The view there was nice BUT it's not being able to translate into a photo.
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Re: Misty sky



Its a nice view, the clouds need to be brought out to make it moody.

No crop as the two roof lines make a nice border to it Henry. You saw a good image, just needs a little Mooding up....
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