Thursday, September 30, 2010

Photographing Children

I sneaked behind this nice tableau to record a man photographing a family.
After posting this, I looked at it this morning and decided to re-crop it tighter, in the second photo.

What would you do?  Show the context, as in the first photo, or crop to focus on the area of interest?


6 comments:

Jacob said...

Cropping tight is usually best, but in this instance I think you got it right in the first shot. I'm confused, though. It looks like someone else (grandfather?) is photographing a mother and child with father looking on...

And the more I reflect about your worrying about reflections I think you should just post whatever you want when you want and let the pixels fall where they may! :-)

Halcyon said...

I also like the first photo better. The street and the onlooking father add something to the scene.

boromax said...

Me, too. First shot. The tree-lined street, the shops, the flowers, the parking meters, but especially the smiling dad approving of the scene. All those other details add a lot of interest without being cluttered or distracting.

Great catch, too!!

EG Wow said...

I really like to take photos like that! You took a wonderful photo, Jack!

Linda said...

First one. The onlooker with the pushchair completes the shot.

Leif Hagen said...

I like the larger photo because you see the location and the other person lost in the smaller photo. Final answer.