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Which one should I print?

 
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Mar 01, 2011 19:36 |  #1

Alright, so at some point in the fall I was walking around town and snapped a few shots from inside the front archway of a Cathedral, facing out. I like elements of all of the shots quite a bit, but I didn't like any of them as a whole. Cut to today, when I was bored and decided to take a crack at cutting, pasting, and cloning my way toward a perfect mix of both of the best two shots from the set (actually there were ONLY two shots anyway ;)). I plan on printing ONE of these at 12x18, and would love some input as to which one you all prefer. And, of course, any criticism you care to throw at me! Warning: these three shots are almost completely identical.

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Now, here are some crops of the only difference among the three.

1. With waiter walking by with quiche, guy sitting looking more or less forward.
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3. Guy looking at his dog instead of forward.
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Anyway, thanks for looking at my wall-o-b&w. If you've made it this far and feel like weighing in, please do! For the record, I'm kind of leaning toward number 3.

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Mar 01, 2011 19:50 |  #2

1st unless you want the old man being the subject, then 2nd




  
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Mar 01, 2011 22:42 as a reply to  @ Bcarpenter93's post |  #3

1st

Brings life into the picture


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Mar 01, 2011 22:48 as a reply to  @ Robert Zurfluh's post |  #4

First hands down.


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Mar 01, 2011 22:54 |  #5

The first is more visually interesting to me. At 12X18, the quiche man will be more prominent than here in this small size image. First one for me.


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Mar 02, 2011 01:14 |  #6

#1 for me

The waiter adds to the shot in this case (rare) would look bare without him especially on print.




  
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Mar 02, 2011 04:55 |  #7

Hm... thanks all. Really interesting responses, considering the fact that I went to so much trouble to get rid of the waiter! Of course, as I did it, I started to realize that it might not have been the best idea. Now I'm even more torn than before!

Another question, then... do you all think this picture is actually worth printing?


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Mar 02, 2011 21:17 |  #8

I personally like the second. I can't even tell that it's a waiter. I think its pretty cool that a guy is just hanging out by himself in what seems to be a very secluded place. I was surprised that everyone went for the first one, but I guess that is what happens with art :P


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Mar 03, 2011 09:18 |  #9

I like the 1 and 2.

The waiter brings life to the photo.
However without the waiter and just the old man sitting there, the man looks like he is alone..maybe waiting for someone or not waiting , but alone against the world (buildings around him).


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Mar 03, 2011 10:51 |  #10

1 and 3, keep the waiter in 1 and the man + dog in 3. tells more of a story.


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Mar 03, 2011 11:29 |  #11

I like the waiter in the photo, just more going on. Just had my first 12x18 print!




  
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