Sunday, January 12, 2014

Florida Mosaic

Subtitled : What a difference a ‘crop’ can make.

FLMosaic

The mosaic features the uncropped photos.

Do you ‘crop’?

Just a little crop and then maybe some sharpening and your photo can take on an altogether different look. So now, I’ll take all of the photos in the mosaic and crop them.

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My hubby may like this one but I liked it better after it was cropped.

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I could title it, Don’t bother me, I’m shell seeking!

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And could you see this gyrocopter in the ‘uncropped’ sky

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or the tortoise’s eye?

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How about the dolphin in the water

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or the pelicans flying low over the ocean?

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Makes you want to go fishing, doesn’t it?

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I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

Hope you’re weather has improved.

We're having a beautiful weekend.

(all photos taken at Canaveral National Seashore, Florida)

52 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Cropping "does" have its advantages, doesn't it? Nice work.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice of you to share sunny skies and beach scenes in your mosaic.
I do crop, to get rid of background noise and to bring something in closer.
Judith

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice of you to share sunny skies and beach scenes in your mosaic.
I do crop, to get rid of background noise and to bring something in closer.
Judith

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I do crop images some times, especially if I just want to focus on one particular thing.
Lovely beach scenes ... makes me want to walk in the sand and water.

It's me said...

Great pictures !!!...have a nice sunday....love from me...x !

Shirley said...

I do crop photos for the same reasons you do.

So lovely to see the sun, waves and beaches as we are knee deep and higher in snow.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Makes me realize how little we actually see at first glance. Have a nice Sunday! xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Lovely! It's like life, we might miss something beautifully small if we only look at the big picture.

Denise said...

These are a few of the blessings of living in California and Florida.So far away from eachother but yet We experience beautiful weather even in winter :) One of My favorite things to do is shell and pebble hunt along the coast.So fun and relaxing,isn't it? Hugs to You My friend-Denise

September Violets said...

I always crop my photos, usually to tidy up the shot and take out distractions that lead your eye away from the main focus of the shot. So handy. Your beach photos are so intense with the blue sky ... and so warm!!!! Wendy x

Denise said...

HHMM-My first message to You disappeared,so I'm giving You another one :) If You have both-Sorry to repeat.I just really wanted to tell You That I love Shell and pebble hunting here along Our Calif.coast too.One of My many favorite activities to relax and have fun.Hugs-Denise

TexWisGirl said...

i'm a cropper. :)

NanaDiana said...

Cropping really does make a difference. It can change the whole focus of the picture. I never heard of it before I started blogging. Amazing what I have learned here- xo Diana

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

My eyes are dazzled by the brilliance of the sun, and the ocean....sigh.

Jen

Sam I Am...... said...

I do crop photos but still I need help! LOL! I've learned some things but not nearly enough. You take gorgeous pictures. Thank you for showing the comparison.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I crop photos all the time. You can just direct the focus of the eye when you do that. Love you beach photos!! hugs, Linda

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Fishing? Yucky, but I sure could go for some of Dad's famous fresh, homemade crab cakes. We haven't found fresh lump crab here in the mountains yet, but we will.

Now I'm hungry!

Hugs,
Prudence ♥

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so sunny and warm there on the beach. Sigh…. I crop once in a while but mostly use the whole picture. Have a great week!

Vee said...

To crop or not to crop that is the question. Anyone who has visited my blog lately knows that I love a good cropping. =D Thanks for pointing out all those excellent reasons for doing so. I would have missed a lot. Glad that the weather is fine and that you're feeling well enough to enjoy it!

Vintage Gal said...

I play with my photos all the time ~ I find it fun and fascinating. Love your pics. Thanks for sharing the sunshine ~

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos!

Wanda said...

I LOVE the cropped version with the fishing rods. You are amazing. (Sorry I haven't dropped by for awhile. Life got in the way and I stopped visiting my favourite bloggers for a time.) Enjoy your Sunday in FL.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your photos are lovely. Makes me want to go to the beach and bring along a picnic lunch. Yes I agree that cropping allows for the detail in a photo to shine.

xo Danielle

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I do a lot of cropping. Beautiful beach photos!

podso said...

Cropping can make a whole new photo--I love to crop and find it a relaxing past time!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I usually crop and straighten too..I take alot of crooked photos! :)

Look at that nice warm weather...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Cropping can make an incredible difference in the feel a photo gives. It's pretty fun to play with cropping. I'm rather challenged when it comes to technical tasks but I've got cropping down pat!

Blessings & Happy New Year, Edie Marie

bj said...

My favorite thing about blogging is taking, cropping, sharpening my photos. I LOVE it. :)

Doreen@househoneys said...

Looks like you're really learning a lot from this photo challenge. Cropping is a very useful tool that can certainly take an ordinary pic to extraordinary.

I'm envious of the beach that is so close to you!

Patty Antle said...

I love to crop my photos. Oh...to be at the ocean. Lucky you!

A Garden of Threads said...

My photography mentor gave me an assignment this week, to edit a photo and make 4 crops from the one. Interesting exercise. Have a lovely week. Jen

Jill said...

Beautiful pics, wish I was looking at that lovely blue water!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! I love your snaps and you're right, cropping is our friend! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Oh, it looks warm there! I trim a few of my photos, usually after distortion control. But I don't do a tight crop very often. It makes sense to crop to make a composition more pleasing!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Amazing what you can see when you crop! Never noticed the dolphin, how cool is that! Hope you are feeling better Diane.

Pondside said...

The sky, the surf - so beautiful!
I am only just beginning to learn about cropping.

Jeannie Marie said...

You did a really nice job on the cropping. You have a good eye!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos of the ocean, the tortoise and dolphin are cool. And I love the ocean waves! I do a lot of cropping and re-sizing. Wonderful photos, have a happy week!

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely photos - cropping does make all the difference doesn't it? It's nice to see some beautiful blue sky and sunshine for a change - you've brightened my day!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm the queen of cropping. Your pictures are gorgeous. Such a contrast from our piles of snow and ice.

Marcia Pilar said...

Ahhhh, our beautiful playground. Thank you for sharing, friend. I rarely crop but it does come in handy for blogging at times.
Stopped by to say hello and to see what books you're up to these days. I joined a local group for film and book lovers. You know I'm more the film type, but could sure use a good book these days.
Off to catch up with your posts.
xoxo's

LBP said...

Just beautiful! I am already wishing for spring and it is only January. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Linda

Elizabeth said...

very nice photos Diane!

must love junk said...

Oh, your photos are gorgeous, cropped or not! I'm just jealous of that beach :)
Susan

Joyce Olson said...

What sunny skies and glorious beaches! I do crop, makes such a delightful difference!
Happy New Year!
Jemma

camp and cottage living said...

You can miss a lot if you don't crop!
Great photos Diane!

Linda R said...

Your photos looks wonderful. I just love the beach. And Yes I do LOVE to crop my photos.

Hugs~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Great photos...Yep. I'm a cropper!! I did not even see the dolphin. I am also great at crapping myself out of a picture!!

Carol

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great photos, sure wish I was on the beach! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

Red Rose Alley said...

I would love to visit Florida someday. Then I could see you and my dear friend, Marcia. The sky is so blue and the waters are gorgeous. My kids love the beach and often visit ours in California.

Have a blessed weekend, Diane.

Love,
~Sheri

Diane Writes said...

Hi namemate! Firs to all sorry for the super late comment and visit. Work has been crazy and my laziness is attacking me as well hahaha

You really have beautiful and priceless photos here. In the middle of all the workload I have here, it would really be nice to have a short vacay in the refreshing view of the beach.

Have a great Sunday!