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dobson
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« on: March 25, 2007, 02:11:38 PM »
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Here are two photos taken recently in Arches National Park. While they are of the same subject and direction, the framing is quite different. I would like to hear opinions on which one people prefer and why. Any thoughts an how to improve them would also be appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 03:31:27 PM »
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I'd go with the first one.  The second one leaves too much blank negative space in the bottom for my taste.  I also like the last vestiges of the sun and the clouds on the right better in the first image.

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 05:23:46 AM »
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Hello,

I prefer the second one. The difference in scales and proportions make the pomposition more interesting. The first one is too much flat on my opinion. I also like the brighter area on the second one, i adds a sense of tonal depth and make a contrast with the dark areas.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007, 03:25:05 PM »
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I thank both of you for your advice. I took your comments into mind and reprocessed the photo. I'm still not sure about the cropping, but I prefer this to the previous version.

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I brought out detail in the shadows and adjusted the crop a bit in this version.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 04:44:20 PM »
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I thank both of you for your advice. I took your comments into mind and reprocessed the photo. I'm still not sure about the cropping, but I prefer this to the previous version.

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I brought out detail in the shadows and adjusted the crop a bit in this version.

Phillip
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I think this is an improvement.

I'd crop out a bit of the ground below the tree to tighten up the composition and I think you're there.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 07:38:42 AM »
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I thank both of you for your advice. I took your comments into mind and reprocessed the photo. I'm still not sure about the cropping, but I prefer this to the previous version.

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I brought out detail in the shadows and adjusted the crop a bit in this version.

Phillip
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Yep, this is the better one. The closer crop is a lot stronger, I find the best feautre to be the inclusion of a similar tree in the background. So subtle in telling the viewer that there were many of these trees around.
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