Over at Exploring with a Camera they're considering the process of elimination in photographs. I can so relate to that. Kat's post talks about framing and also the cheaters way--cropping. I have to admit that cropping is something I routinely do. Here's an example. The photo of the stunning sky is mucked up by the skyline of trees and houses.
Here I've eliminated most of the distractions.
I left the tree on the right. I tried a version with it removed but it didn't have the clear detail of the light shining through the cloud at the bottom.
I didn't think it worked as well. But I'm not sure.... I find I often leave too much unnecessary detail in a photo. What do you think?
To see more work with elimination of superfluous detail click here .
And speaking of elimination, I'm working hard this week to eliminate stuff that's cluttering up my house. Son James, who spent the summer with us, has gone back for his last year of school. It's left a space that I'm determined to keep open--through a process of elimination.