Thursday, September 27, 2012


Though at times they are thought of as flying rodents, I maintain that these geese are beautiful in appearance and community. I love how they gather each autumn to journey together.

Sometimes we cannot get the crop of the photo we want in camera. There is no shame in going in with the scissors in processing! Both of these images were much better presented once their ratio was changed. Knowing this is available to me, I shoot with the crop in mind and finish the composition on my computer.

Both images were shot at the same settings. I used f/5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/200. ISO? You guessed it...100.


  1. I do this, as well, but always feel a little guilty. Some unwritten rule in my consciousness insists that the original ratio must be respected. Lately, I've been cropping photos wider, more often. I think you've given me further permission!

  2. I've noticed that and I like it!