Attention

A guard outside the Forbidden City.

I shot this with my D50/300 mm during my first trip to Beijing. Although I’ve come back to it often, this is the first time I’ve posted the picture. I’d shot it in such a way that the brim of the hat was touching the right side of the frame (as it still is), but had a lot of room at the back and top of the image, and that just didn’t feel right.

Today I cropped the image so that the hat was touching both the top and left of the image, and brought the bottom up so that the knot in the tie was just visible, and it seems to work.

So, there you have it… attention.

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10 comments

  1. it sure does work. another superb portrait…quite different from the portrait you posted yesterday. it catches the essence of standing at attention, indeed. great work cropping it.

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