Colorado Photo of Golden Ponds
This photo is a vertical orientation of Golden Ponds Park and Nature Area, which is located in Longmont, Colorado near the intersection of Hover and 3rd Ave. There are 4 ponds with scenic views of the Twin Peaks: Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak. It is a popular fishing spot, trailhead and location for pictures of the mountains.
Photo Tip - Cropping
This image is a crop of the previous one. Of course, when cropping, it is important to start with a good quality photo with high resolution. Why crop? For me it is a mental thing. When I look at a particular photo, I sometimes find my vision focusing on a different composition. It is a good day when the composition that I imagine can be obtained by simply cropping.
As I look at both the horizontal and vertical versions of this scene, I realize that the horizontal one is a crop of the original as well. Note that in the horizontal picture, the reflection of the mountains is cropped a little; whereas it is not in the vertical. Since I usually try to crop with a “standard” aspect ratio of 3/2 to match the original, sometimes to get the desired width of view, the height is also affected. Personally, I don’t think cropping the mountain reflection in this case is a bad compromise.
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