Not sure how I feel about the crop

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Not sure how I feel about the crop

We had snow yesterday, so I went out with the camera. Jordan is my only child that doesn't have brown eyes, and I never tire of photographing her eyes. But I'm not sure how I feel about this crop. It's the in camera crop, so I haven't done anything to it. I don't know if I should crop out the snowy upper lip (she was eating snow, and I do have another shot of that that's not so zoomed in) or if the lip is okay there. I just can't tell ... it's not limp chop, it's lip chop. ROFL

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 65 mm
ISO Speed: 100

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I wish I could see more of her mouth and chin.

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"EL2" wrote:

I wish I could see more of her mouth and chin.

yeah, I know, that's why I struggle with this one. it's the in camera crop, so I can't add it back in. ugh. But I otherwise love this photo! I'll share the pulled back one tomorrow, I realized the colors are off in it, and I have to get to bed. so I will tackle tomorrow.

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okay, instead of going to bed, I just did a quick correction, and then two different crops of the second photo. but I prefer her eyes in the first, because we're level to them. in the second one, she's looking up at us. does that make sense?

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Personally I would make it into a half face pic and crop the mouth out as well. Love your crop int he seccond pic.

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Love the eyes, but I'm not fond of the lip chop. I prefer your second pic to the first. It doesn't bother me that she's looking up.

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I'd be interested to see what it looks like if you cropped the lip off and just made it a half face crop.

I like the second pic as well and like the second crop of that one.

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I'll play with a crop with her lip out ...

but look, I did it again. Ugh. Hate when I get the in camera crop wrong!

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LOVE the 2nd to the last one you posted. The one where you can see her face, but a vertical crop! Lip crop! ROFL

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"Andie7a" wrote:

Personally I would make it into a half face pic and crop the mouth out as well. Love your crop int he seccond pic.

Ditto ditto! Great color!