Cropping and context
My sunset picture has already puzzled at least one reader. The diagonal line is the top bar of a gate which was wet from the rain. A small pool of rainwater, clinging to the surface of the bar via surface tension, was reflecting the pink cloud. But the picture becomes even more puzzling if it’s cropped to remove the sky — like this. Now it looks as though some strange distorted goldfish is swimming in the pool. The camera may not always lie, but it can be darned enigmatic sometimes.