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  •  Reuters cropped a good one on the blockade story (3+ / 0-)
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    Oooh, look, a knife.  Wait - where did it go?

    Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one's balance in spite of them. - Clausewitz

    by SpamNunn on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 08:03:48 AM PDT

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    •  Same pic, cropped, no PhotoShop (5+ / 0-)
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      Just as bad.  But is it worse?

      Is there an obligation to show the whole picture, or is your perspective a legitimate reason to select the physical perspective for the picture?

      Is the Reuters pic worse than the one I just cropped?   I guess balancing aesthetic and dramatic effect and objectivity is tough some times.    

      Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one's balance in spite of them. - Clausewitz

      by SpamNunn on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 08:12:07 AM PDT

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      •  Your crop shows a very different aspect ratio. (7+ / 0-)

        Unless someone was shooting with a 4x5 camera, which is not usually going to be used for a news photo, the aspect ratio would be 2x3 or 16x9, for most digital cameras.

        The Economist cover is an altered photogaraph, not a cropped photograph.  There is a difference.  Why hide the fact that there were two others close by, except to possibly serve a narrative?  I think even the new content aware filter and clone brushes in CS5 would have some difficulty with the changes made to the Economist cover.  Somebody had to spend some time on that, and I doubt they would have if not trying to mold the narrative.

        •  I used the same picture (0+ / 0-)

          Strength of character does not consist solely in having powerful feelings, but in maintaining one's balance in spite of them. - Clausewitz

          by SpamNunn on Mon Jul 05, 2010 at 12:55:44 PM PDT

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