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Image and Post by Rick Sammon

Here’s a fun and creative exercise: Look for pictures within a picture.

I took the top picture of my son, Marco, at the “Goodfellas” diner in Queens, NY. Yes, he is trying to look like Ray Liotta. And yes, it’s just a quick snapshot – but what a fun experience and memory. (“Funny how? Funny like a clown!” If you saw the movie, you know what I’m talking about.)

As usual, the first thing I do when I open a picture in Photoshop is to experiment with cropping – to improve the picture and to see if there are any pictures within the picture. My first try at cropping is the HD wide-format image you see here. It’s my favorite. However, I also like the tighter bottom image. And of course, I don’t think my original shot is that bad.

Have fun playing with cropping, and you may be surprised at the pictures you find within pictures.

P.S Cropping is VERY subjective. You don’t have to agree with me on my favorite choice. If you don’t, I’ll be giving Ray a call….. or maybe my cousin Vinny.

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