Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/11/10

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Subject: [Leica] Image help
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:17:43 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks Vince.
I gave up the "don't crop" mantra some time ago. Though I try to 
frame?exactly what I want before shooting, often it doesn't end up being the 
best way to convey the image.
Case in point; this was a travel image;?grabbed as I saw the?scene as 
my?group continued on without me (they learned not to bother waiting 
around). Other times what looks great in the viewfinder doesn't translate 
properly to paper.
Usually I agree with you. I work hard, when I'm out on my own, to frame and 
focus on exactly what I want on the print. Sometimes (more often than I'd 
like to admit these days), as you point out here, it's better to forget the 
So your comment strikes home; thanks.
?Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA 

From: Vince Passaro <passaro.vince at>
To: lug at
Sent: Mon, November 9, 2009 9:37:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Image help

I have this whole totally passe feeling that images shouldn't be cropped etc
etc but in fact the cropped (or more cropped and enlarged) version of the
image is the superior photograph. Every edge is cleaner, more dynamic and
more coherent. The relationship of the boat to the entryway is more
dramatic. The colors are more in balance with less water in the shot. Etc.
Very lovely.


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