The other day, I was sorting through pictures I took last spring. Can’t quite decide whether or not I like this photo of hostas, and I’m not sure exactly what it is that’s keeping me from liking it, so I thought it would be interesting to get opinions and perspectives from you all. 🙂
I did try a few crops, the second photo is one that I think I might like.
I really like the bright, airy feeling and clean background. My initial thought was that there wasn’t a “finished” feeling, like, because the tops of the hostas are cut off (at least the shorter stock there in the center). And perhaps that’s why you like the closer crop, because there’s no longer the feeling of it being “almost” cropped….it’s now an intentional. Also, the main lines are leading from bottom right to top left, and there’s not one single flower that really pops out to arrest the eye from traveling out of the frame quickly.
Yes! That’s it! You just accurately articulated what I liked (“bright, airy feeling and clean background”) and what I didn’t like (“there’s not one single flower that really pops out to arrest the eye from traveling out of the frame quickly”). Thank you.