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Photographically Speaking: A Deeper Look at Creating Stronger Images by David duChemin

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Line on the Horizon, Iceland, 2010

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Canon 1Ds Mk III, 24mm, 10 seconds at f/22, ISO 100

THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH of a footbridge across a moving river in eastern Iceland. The image is framed horizontally to draw the eye from left to right, which is the direction in which the story moves, both in terms of the line of the bridge and the movement of the river. I considered cropping this in several ways, playing with all the usual suspects in Lightroom. A square crop stopped the horizontal movement of the image, which immediately suggested a swing in the other direction toward a 16:9 crop, but that removed too much of the sky and water, and this image ...

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