Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Need help making a decision  (Read 5929 times)

DanPBrown

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 138
    • http://danbrownphotography.com/
Need help making a decision
« on: September 02, 2009, 08:20:16 AM »

Hi all. I have two versions of a scene that I like. I'm at odds with my wife over which is better. Could I get a preferred from the following images?
Thanks,
Dan
http://www.danbrownphotography.com

Logged

Tyler Mallory

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 62
    • http://www.tylermallory.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 09:49:31 AM »

Nice shots. I prefer the top one. Foreground/background relationship feels best and it's color stands out a little better.

francois

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9701
Need help making a decision
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2009, 09:53:25 AM »

I also prefer the first one for the same reasons. Colors are more vivid in the second one but the first gets my vote.
Logged
Francois

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16056
  • http://myrvaagnes.com
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2009, 10:57:55 AM »

Ditto.

So who wins? You or your wife?†  

Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes (visit my website: http://myrvaagnes.com)

ckimmerle

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 441
    • http://www.chuckkimmerle.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 11:21:06 AM »

Yep....#1 is better. The wide-angle juxtaposition of the large boulder and the bridge makes for an interesting focus. Also, the shape of the bridge, boulder and the river rocks makes a circle which helps keep attention to the main objects.

The second photo might have a better chance if the upper right area weren't so bright and distracting. As it is, my eye keeps wanting to go up there rather than staying on the stream and bridge.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009, 11:22:26 AM by ckimmerle »
Logged
"The real voyage of discove

Jeremy Roussak

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7407
Need help making a decision
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2009, 01:34:10 PM »

Quote from: EricM
Ditto.

So who wins? You or your wife?†
I agree with the crowd. And I'm curious about the answer to Eric's question, as well!

Jeremy
Logged
(formerly kikashi)

Justan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1928
    • Justan-Elk.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 02:10:30 PM »

If I hadnít seen the first one Iíd like the second one. The first offers more texture, color, action. The 2nd is a nicer study of the water, but it turns into a lot of only mildly interesting space in comparison to the first.

Maybe if the 2nd one was cropped just this side of the moss covered rock in the foreground it would improve the image.

But they are both really good works!

mattpallante

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 138
Need help making a decision
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 03:30:51 PM »

Dan, I much prefer the perspective in the top image...Matt
Logged

DanPBrown

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 138
    • http://danbrownphotography.com/
Need help making a decision
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 04:35:11 PM »

My wife wins. The top is my original from three years ago, the bottom was taken last year. I like the composition and soft lighting on the bottom one, but I will go with the populace if I'm trying sell work.
Thanks for all your input and if anyone else would like to cast a vote please do.
Dan
http://www.danbrownphotography.com
Logged

wolfnowl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5824
    • M&M's Musings
Need help making a decision
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 05:21:00 PM »

Quote from: DanPBrown
My wife wins. The top is my original from three years ago, the bottom was taken last year. I like the composition and soft lighting on the bottom one, but I will go with the populace if I'm trying sell work.
Thanks for all your input and if anyone else would like to cast a vote please do.
Dan
http://www.danbrownphotography.com
Another vote for your wife's choice.  The top one is better!

Mike.
Logged
If your mind is attuned t

sergio

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 666
    • http://www.sergiobartelsman.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 08:07:56 PM »

The second one looks overcooked, at least in my calibrated monitor. First one.
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 16056
  • http://myrvaagnes.com
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Need help making a decision
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 08:22:24 PM »

My wife is also a valuable critic of my work.
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes (visit my website: http://myrvaagnes.com)

dwood

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 318
Need help making a decision
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 09:16:41 PM »

Your wife has a good eye Dan. Lovely image.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2009, 09:17:33 PM by dwood »
Logged

Lisa Nikodym

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1705
    • http://www.stanford.edu/~melkor/lisa_pictures/lisa_pictures.html
Need help making a decision
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2009, 12:21:03 AM »

I guess I'm weird.  I like the second one better, mostly because the water is more beautiful in it...

Lisa
Logged
[url=http://www.stanford.edu/~melkor/lis

DanPBrown

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 138
    • http://danbrownphotography.com/
Need help making a decision
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2009, 07:26:57 AM »

Quote from: nniko
I guess I'm weird.  I like the second one better, mostly because the water is more beautiful in it...

Lisa
Thanks. Here is a revised version of number 2 with more contrast and color correction.
Dan
http://www.danbrownphotography.com
Logged

erictoddjohnson

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 36
Need help making a decision
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2009, 02:16:31 PM »

Sorry, Dan, I have to side with your wife.  I prefer the composition of the first one - more of a sense of depth.  I also like that there is a little more red in the background trees.  

Eric J.
Logged

Bill Lawrence

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 106
    • http://
Need help making a decision
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2009, 07:49:49 PM »

1 more vote for the second image (first version).  While the foreground is more interesting in the first, the leading lines of the water flow through the colorful water in the second draws me into the picture.

Cheers!
Bill
Logged
Bill Lawrence
Photography: www.lawrences

Ray R

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 144
Need help making a decision
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2009, 05:47:41 PM »

I prefer the first, BUT..
I like the streaks of water in the second, and maybe more should/could have been made of these, even by cropping the lower water movement out of the frame.
If it was me I think I would go back and try to concentrate on the scene above the rock in the foreground.
Will it work?? I don't know.

I also think the angle of the bridge works against the second one.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2009, 05:50:30 PM by Ray R »
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up