Birds, Rocks, Sea

license: Creative Commons 4.0 International Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
70.0 mm
ISO 100
AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D

I've spotted these rocks at the Durdle Door - it was not even our original destination, but we picked the Day of the British Summer for our journey, which is surprisingly hot, so we ended up next to the sea. The truth is: I had this picture for 2 years and I couldn't figure out what it needs to be actually interesting, until I started cropping. The key was in the aspect ratio: there was just too much sky and water originally, due to the 3:2, APS-C format. Don't be afraid to cut your images sometimes; there are subjects which needs different aspect ratios.

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