Photo 101, Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping

Descending A window seat of a descending airplane is a pretty good vantage point for a landscape shot or “sweeping panorama.” Even a bleak one. I took this a year ago as we approached an airport in America’s heartland.

Every time I fly, I look for baseball diamonds as the plane descends. It makes me happy to see evidence of America’s pastime, even when the fields are covered in snow.

I cropped a row of scrub trees from the bottom of the original (below), since they were distracting and not all that attractive. Some sharpness is lost, but the crop gives the baseball diamonds more prominence. Now, can baseball season please get here?

Descending 2


About Jim McKeever

Writer, father, runner, advocate based in Central New York.
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5 Responses to Photo 101, Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping

  1. Do you like baseball Jim? 😉 Any time I’ve taken pictures from a plane they don’t turn out. Yours look pretty good! ❤
    Diana xo


  2. chmjr2 says:

    Add me to the list of baseball can’t get here soon enough. Syracuse has the best summer nights that can be had by sitting back and watching the Syracuse Chiefs play baseball. Living in Utica I do not see as many games as I use to. But many a summer nights were spent there. Too bad they do not play day games on the weekend like the majors do. Would be easier to get to the games.


  3. markbialczak says:

    I like the crop to bring the snow-covered diamond into better focus and the highlight, Jim. Yes, baseball, please!

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