Remember to Zoom

Challenge #1 in the Photography 101 series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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Show a before and after image (yes you will have to create a new image showing both) showing how you improved your image by zooming in (or in this case cropping) your image.
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Mt_Eden Zoom
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I just got the new 10x zoom pocket camera. Someone carrying his daughter up the cone of the extinct volcano Mt.Eden gave me an excellent opportunity to test its range.
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Submitted: Saturday, 15th January, 2011 04:49 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 24th July, 2010
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5.9
ISO: 100
Notes: Zoomed picture has x10 optical plus x2.5 digital zoom, has darkened midtones, reduced RED in midtones and sharpening.
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