How low can you go? Can you go down low? 😀
l like my monthly photography posts. It gives me a push to squeeze those creative juices. It makes me think of other ways to present a blog post, and in turn breaks monotony of my posting patterns. This post idea was also long overdue. I doubted on how well it will come out, and how easy or hard it is to compose. The idea is “simply” to crop pictures into small strips.
Cropping down pictures into strips is not new to anybody with a blog (header photo) or a Facebook (cover photo). The first time I did this was actually with my once popular front page, 2.22 Destinations. The normal frame sizes are just too large in one page, and so, I decided to crop each of the images. I love the result. Thank you, by the way, for the 400 Likes on that page.
Some of my notable stripped images I had …
“Stripped” is also a sub-title from my post “Shot into Smithereens“.
Here’s two of the most recognized header photos this blog ever had …
What I anticipated composing this post is the number of workable pictures I can use. I doubted that most images won’t work when I frame it smaller. I had to sift through my archive trying to find pictures that haven’t really introduced before. That’s what I wanted as much as possible, to use pictures I haven’t shared before. Otherwise, I lose the mystery of the photo. That’s one of the idea you get – wondering what part of the image is removed and how did it look originally.
The advantage and disadvantage of cropping image comes side by side. The advantage is it allows me to hide what I don’t want to show 😀 It also makes you remove distractions and stay in focus of the subject. With that, I get to present images I wouldn’t normally share.
The disadvantage is, well, you don’t get to see everything. So, from me composing this post, I had to find pictures where it’s okay to lose certain portion/s of a picture, which is not always the case.
As it turns out, this is actually easier than when I did BLAQUE. I also couldn’t visualize how it good this will look. As for me, tiny strips of images on top of each other, I love the result. It was a bit stressful at first but I had a bit of fun doing it too. 😉
Whaddayathink? Do let me know which is/are your favorite (except for the first five) and I’ll eventually change the blog’s header photo with whatever gets the most mentioned.