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Aug 04, 2011 05:03 |  #1

Hello people, these are two images I took on Tuesday evening, please choose one for me and if you can, explain a reason why you prefer one image over another. Honest feedback is prefered - I can take it.

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Aug 04, 2011 05:35 |  #2

#1 for me. Better lighting, though I wish you had the whole tower. May need a touch a level adjustment to give it a bit more punch

#2 is too contrasty for me and the white light of the tower is blown. Too saturated too


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Aug 04, 2011 05:36 |  #3
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I like the second more because it has a great contrast between yellow and white light.




  
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Aug 04, 2011 06:07 |  #4

#2 for me. I love the clarity and coloration. The first looks handheld, while the second looks like you used a tripod.


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Aug 04, 2011 06:50 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #5

First one looks soft or out of focus, tower is also cut off. The second is much too busy...


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Aug 04, 2011 09:08 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #6

i would mess with both in PP because you can tweak them to fix some of the colors and make them really pop.

my one complaint with #1 is the top of the spiral is cut off

and number two the flare from all the lights is too distracting.

they are good shot i like the framing and contrast for number 2 though.


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Aug 04, 2011 09:09 |  #7
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The top of the tower being cut off, in both shots, is really a deal killer for me. The color and clarity in the second is better but, as has been mentioned, the photo is far too busy.

If you can get the top of the tower in the shot, and get the color and clarity of the second shot in the first, I'd go with the first one...


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Aug 04, 2011 10:26 |  #8

I agree with Fan regarding the top of the tower being cut off. The second one is better but it needs straightening.


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Aug 04, 2011 10:53 |  #9

Hope you don't mind but I really wanted to see what the second photo would look like cropped to emphasize the similarities between the architecture and the sailboats. I tried straightening the image but there are a lot of elements still bugging me because they aren't parallel/perpendicular​.


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Aug 04, 2011 10:54 as a reply to  @ cacawcacaw's post |  #10

argyle wrote in post #12875291 (external link)
First one looks soft or out of focus, tower is also cut off. The second is much too busy...

Agree.


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Aug 04, 2011 11:23 |  #11

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Hope you don't mind but I really wanted to see what the second photo would look like cropped to emphasize the similarities between the architecture and the sailboats. I tried straightening the image but there are a lot of elements still bugging me because they aren't parallel/perpendicular​.

Hey thanks everyone for your comments, I really appreciate them :)

Both images were on tripods, however I fitted a 'Star Filter', to see the effects on the lights on both images and maybe using that, created the softness in image 1.

Point taken on missing the top of the tower on image 1. There are sail boats in image 2, just out of sight to the left, where the masts are leaning to the left making it look more wonky than it is i think. Thanks for trying to adjust, I may go back another time and try again. :lol:

Ex time for no 1 was 1.3 secs, and no 2 was 2.5 secs.


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Aug 04, 2011 12:33 |  #12

Both of them have cons, but I like number 2 better. I like the contrast and the effect of the filter in that image.


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Aug 04, 2011 13:23 |  #13

#1 doesn't do it for me, colors are a bit dull, focus a bit soft. #2 is better, but as other have said there's too much going on in the photo. If the 2 sailboats at the bottom weren't in the way, I'd love to crop out the left 1/3 of the photo to draw out the dock line with the building.




  
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Aug 04, 2011 14:17 |  #14

I like them both, so can't choose - good work.

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Aug 04, 2011 14:59 as a reply to  @ Woodworker's post |  #15

Maybe bring out curves of the boats by lightening them up and reducing the orange cast? Same with the masts. Then hide the distracting elements with a darker exposure. There's something very cool in that photo that just needs to be coaxed out. Wish I had the skills to make it happen!

(Sorry, didn't want to take the time for more than a sixty-second Lightroom attempt but it might show what I'm thinking. Also, in PhotoShop, it would be pretty easy to lift the ceiling and add the top of the needle.)


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