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Which Image Do You Prefer

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- 5 (83.3%)
#2
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rgs

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Fall Color After the Rain
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:47:12 pm »

These images are from a small pond hidden within a thick stand of trees near my house in Oklahoma City. I made them shortly after several hours of a slow, soaking rain. I think I like the first one better but most people seem to prefer #2. But I know I'm not always the best judge of my own work so vote and comment. Your observations will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 12:50:36 am »

Maybe my tastes are unconventional, but I prefer the first. The additional tree in the second doesn't add anything for me, and the first just feels well-balanced as is.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 04:02:23 am »

2nd is a bit too bright for me.

Another vote for the first.

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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 07:04:18 am »

I vote for both.

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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 10:02:09 am »

I think the first the stronger of the two.,,although would like to see a bit more of red foliage on left. In the second you have very bright whitish tree on the far left of frame that drags the viewer away from the centermost elements almost into a secondary composition. The whiteness of it immediately attracts the eye because of it light qualities. Maybe if that left tree had exposure brought down a bit? A 45 crop of first has some very interesting possibilities.. Also an aside, you have a really large watermark in red which is quite distracting looking at images with coloration such as these...the color red "advances toward the viewer"
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 12:47:08 pm »

I like the first.  The sky is the second moves ones eye away.  Nice one!
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 12:53:09 pm »

You could try another shot, framing as large as in the second picture, but avoiding the tree on the left.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2018, 03:51:51 pm »

You could try another shot, framing as large as in the second picture, but avoiding the tree on the left.

Well the conditions at the site are unlikely to be repeated so re-shooting is not an option. Also I think I remember some clutter off to the right of that frame. But your suggestion makes me think a slight crop at the left might be worth a try. Thanks.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2018, 10:39:13 pm »

I like the colour saturation here.

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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 11:34:40 pm »

#1 is better.  #2 left tree pulls the eye away.  It seems like two pictures were squeezed together in #2 and the tree on the left is reflected back with the first tree on the right as if there's a mirror between them.  Very distracting to me.

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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 04:41:50 pm »

I, too, tend to the 1st. I like the groupings.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 05:15:20 pm »

I vote for both.

Me too. Both interesting and different from each other.
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 09:41:59 pm »

These images are from a small pond hidden within a thick stand of trees near my house in Oklahoma City. I made them shortly after several hours of a slow, soaking rain. I think I like the first one better but most people seem to prefer #2. But I know I'm not always the best judge of my own work so vote and comment. Your observations will be greatly appreciated.

#"3" Id have cropped just to the left of the reddish bush
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Re: Fall Color After the Rain
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 12:50:17 pm »

I also prefer the first.  The left-sided tree and it's reflection form an angle directed outward which pulls my eye away from the central part of the image. 

Mark
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