Here’s a longtime favorite shot of both Missy and I. I just got done “reprocessing” it. Changed the tone a bit, and it comes out a bit brighter and better. The shadows and textures make this one for me. Zooming into the details via the panorama brings all that out. But, what about the whole photo? What was I trying to exclude?
Here’s the whole photo, same processing. I like the bluffs and an arm of Lake Michigan in the background. Even though it’s the same photo, how you crop changes the entire feel of it. While the detail is still there, your eye is no longer drawn to it in the uncropped version. Now, your eye is drawn from the fallen fence to the next fence to the lake and bluffs in the background. The layers of features in the photo draws your eye from foreground to background.
Ludington, Michigan, is a neat little town. It has become one of my favorite places in that part of the state. Always a lot to see and shoot… and some good restaurants, to boot.