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KMRennie

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Which one, or are they both poor?
« on: December 22, 2013, 06:02:23 pm »

I have been working on this image for too long and now can't decide on the final rendering. I think that I prefer the lower contrast vesion but it has no real blacks or whites so I have produced a higher contrast version  using a curves layer. So which one or bin both? All thoughts welcome. The image was shot in St Ives Bay in Cornwall England in September this year.
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 07:14:25 pm »

The first may be closer to the way you remember the scene, but to me the second is more convincing. The additional contrast makes the foam on the breakers come alive better.
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 08:16:26 pm »

I agree with Eric. Higher contrast also makes the foreground breakers seem more parallel to the horizon, providing some unity.

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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 08:51:10 pm »

Personally, I prefer the higher contrast image, but I have to say the island does not hold a lot of interest for me. I do like the colors though.

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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 09:32:55 pm »

Of the two I also prefer the second.

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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 09:36:57 pm »

I'm more attracted by the colors from the first

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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 09:39:32 pm »

I'd print both. I'm betting the higher contrast version will have too much contrast. Then, again, contrast sells.
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 09:58:03 pm »

Maybe #2. don't go crazy over it.
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 11:42:47 pm »

Or maybe try something in between #1 and #2.
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 05:29:21 pm »

Thanks all for the suggestions. I may merge aspects of both. Ken
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Re: Which one, or are they both poor?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:28:48 pm »

On a laptop monitor, I really prefer #1, but this screen might be too contrasty to begin with.
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