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    Block non photographic ads!

    I knew you were referring to the regular ads served by the site, in page headers and the like. I believe that this forum uses Google Ads, where it's Google that determines which ads will be shown, with some filtering available to the site owner. I hate web ads and do pay some sites I use to offset lost ad revenue by using an ad blocker. Google used to have a system that basically allowed me to "buy" an ad impression but show pictures of cats instead of the ad. The money went to the site owner. Unfortunately, Google terminated the service and has not replaced it.
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    Block non photographic ads!

    A site owner typically can't restrict ads in that manner - they can exclude certain categories of ads. But I'd expect there are relatively few photography-related ads available and it isn't to the site owner's advantage to overly restrict the ads. You can do what I do and run an ad blocker. I know this deprives the site owner of income, but it protects me against malware in ads (something I get on my iPad where I can't block ads as readily.)
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    Jump for Joy

    I appreciate the interest in making this photo even better. I can see how different crops have different benefits. Most of my shots tend to be landscape, so that is what I lean to, but sometimes other crops are useful. I haven't done much with square (Instagram) crops - an interesting thought.
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    Info about charger

    You'll need to tell us which camera you have, or at least the model of the battery, as different batteries are used across Sony's line and they need different chargers.
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    Jump for Joy

    Just for reference, here is the original shot, and that shot hastily cropped portrait-orientation. I tend to agree with Jaf-Photo that this works better in landscape.
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    Jump for Joy

    Thanks again. I'm going to go back over the shots I took during the trip and see if any of them could stand recropping.
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    Jump for Joy

    I do appreciate your taking the time to offer your advice. I'm pretty good on the technical side, but have a lot to learn on the artistic side. I do try, more and more, to compose my shots well. This one, though, was shot from quite a distance with a 105mm focal length (most I had), so I am depending on the 42.2MP of the camera to give me leeway on final composition. I'm not the sort of photographer who packs multiple lenses. When I've done that in the past I spent too much time switching lenses and would rather have just one general purpose lens that will handle 95% of what I need. Here's the latest attempt. I also brought out the shadows a bit. How does this look?
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    Jump for Joy

    Ok, how's this?
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    Jump for Joy

    I can't completely crop out the water jets, as one of them is, in part, in line with the kid. Possibly I could get rid of it in Photoshop - I will try that. Thanks for the advice.
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    Venezia Pomeriggio

    I love the shots - I was just in Venice a few weeks ago - but something strikes me as "off" with the colors. The first one seems to have a greenish color cast.
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    Jump for Joy

    Is this better? If I crop even closer, I cut off too much of the fountain jets and it looks weird.
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    Ortona, Italy

    Thanks for the comment. I do that on some of my photos, but these are all travel photos and I don't tend to spend a lot of time on any single image. I may experiment with this one and see what I get. I do find cropping more effective on my A7R3 42MP shots than those like this with the RX100ii.
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    Jump for Joy

    A7R3, Sony 24-105G Click through for full size. Valletta
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    Ortona, Italy

    RX100ii
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    Ninfa Gardens, Italy
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