Photo Editing – Cropping for Effect

Sometimes there is more than one image hiding within a single photograph.  Here is a nondescript, ho-hum photograph of the 15thC tower house of King John’s Castle in Kilmallock, County Limerick, Ireland, followed by three different images cropped from this one photograph.  Please click on any image for a larger view.

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#1 DSCN9884 15thC tower house King John's Castle Kilmallock Limerick sl 8x6

In addition to cropping I judiciously removed any elements that I felt were distracting and detracted from the image.  This included removing the upper part of the arch and extraneous trees and background around the lamp in #2 …

DSCN9884 15thC tower house King John's Castle Kilmallock Limerick sl 2 8x6

and a patch on the stone work in #3 …DSCN9884 15thC tower house King John's Castle Kilmallock Limerick sl 3 8x6

Here is another example: One shot four photos

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