This week, Patti suggests that we try Cropping the Shot for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. One of the most useful tools in the image-processing arsenal is the cropping tool. I can’t tell you how many shots I rescued from the trash with a little judicial cropping.
I can even ‘zoom in’ by the simple expedient of the cropping tool, giving me a closer look at something way off in the distance, as I did with this shot taken at Arches National Park in Utah.
And if I’m really lucky I can get four shots for the price of one with the aid of the cropping tool, as I did with this image that was captured along Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago, each picture focusing on a different aspect of the overall scene; the more leisurely pace of the bike path, the hustle and bustle of the traffic on the Drive and the work going on aloft.