Last week in class, we talked about this photo, and how it could be potentially improved by flipping and cropping. So tonight I played with it a bit to see what I thought. The one thing that was made extremely clear is how completely different a picture can be made by such a simple action!

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The original:

tree, original

Then I did a simple horizontal flip of the canvas in photoshop:

tree, flipped not cropped

And then I did the first crop, cutting out just the tree on the right:

tree, flipped and cropped slightly

And then cropped a bit more. This was approximately what the graphic artist sitting behind me suggested.

tree, flipped and cropped more

So, what do you think?