Photo 101: Landscape 3.0

Day 15 goal:  Use creative cropping to emphasize the landscape scene as a whole, rather than having a specific focal point in the image.

ground view of landscape with ponds, fields, and woodlands

I pulled off a narrow, winding road into someone’s steep driveway to take this ground-level view of multiple, overflowing ponds.

landscape of trees, houses, and hills with a budding tree branch in the foreground

I drove along the top of a ridge and found a house for sale. This view is from the back porch of the house.


In response to a suggestion, I have tried cropping the last photo in different ways.  

landscape of trees, houses, and hills with a budding tree branch prominently in the foreground

landscape of mostly bare woodland trees, along with houses and hills

What do you think?  Did re-cropping improve the image?  Which one do you like best, or would you have tried a different alternative?


I’m always desiring to learn and improve upon my photography.  If you have the time, I’d really appreciate hearing your opinion:  Would you compare this post to the previous two and leave a comment telling me which one you like best and why?  Thanks!

Landscape 2.0 — Even a tiny “mountain” can provide lovely panoramas.

Landscape 1.0 — A vacation photo fit the bill for this theme the first time I participated in Photo 101.


13 thoughts on “Photo 101: Landscape 3.0

  1. In response to your request for feedback- I would suggest taking that last photo, and try cropping it with the horizon anywhere other than right in the center. Just play with cropping it in different ways, I’d love to hear your findings,and see the results.

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