From “Amateur Snapper:”
“The only rule in photography is that there are no rules. However, there are many composition guidelines which can be applied in almost any situation, to enhance the impact of a scene.”
Composition Guideline – Cropping
“Often a photo will lack impact because the main subject is so small it becomes lost among the clutter of its surroundings. By cropping tight around the subject you eliminate the background ‘noise’, ensuring the subject gets the viewer’s undivided attention.”
F-stop-f/5.6, shutter speed-1/500 sec, ISO-160, focal length 62mm
Edit: I forgot to ID it! It’s the George Washington Bridge with a view from New Jersey across the Hudson River into New York.
EDIT: Using Terri’s suggestion of selective color
I really like this one best. Besides loving the b & w, I think it puts all the focus on the Little Red Lighthouse. Curiously enough, it also brings out a lot more of the details while not distracting the eye from the lighthouse.
Any other opinions?