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Dec 21, 2009 08:49 |  #1

Thoughts/Suggestions?

I think i like the landscape(#1) better - what do you think?

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Dec 21, 2009 08:51 |  #2

I disagree the portrait format is much more suited to the subject.




  
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Dec 21, 2009 11:24 |  #3

Bobinpeterboro wrote in post #9238119 (external link)
I disagree the portrait format is much more suited to the subject.

AGree, you have height here, not width to capture.

BTW, nice bookcases!;)


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Dec 21, 2009 12:36 |  #4

The landscape version has a lighting imbalance which makes the shelf space totally redundant. I'm not normally a great fan of holiday trees but your portrait shot certainly grabs my attention. Well worth having printed off as a greetings card.


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Dec 21, 2009 13:12 |  #5

corkneyfonz wrote in post #9239328 (external link)
The landscape version has a lighting imbalance which makes the shelf space totally redundant. I'm not normally a great fan of holiday trees but your portrait shot certainly grabs my attention. Well worth having printed off as a greetings card.

Thanks!

I think i'm a fan of the portrait too now that i think about it.

anyone have any other thoughts on the picture?


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Dec 21, 2009 13:41 |  #6

Depends on what you want to use it for. I like the vertical one better considering only the subject, but if you wanted to send out a card, the horizontal one has lots of negative space on the left that would be perfect for a greeting or some other text.


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Dec 21, 2009 13:51 |  #7

I have to disagree with everyone else. I like the landscape version better. The contrast of dark book shelves and bright tree just speak to me. It really draws me into the tree better and sets the mood nicely. The portrait version to me just seems "ho-hum" another tree picture.




  
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Dec 21, 2009 15:51 as a reply to  @ pitrow's post |  #8

Either format works fine: really depends on what you'd like to use the image for. In the landscape, I like seeing the tree in its context: makes me feel that I am actually in the room admiring the tree. The portrait is all about the tree - as Corknyfonz noted, it'll make a good holiday card.

There is a tendency to prefer tighter crops amongst us but sometimes, leaving it all in, just as you saw it through the viewfinder, is just fine too.

In both formats, I recommend cloning out pull cords of blinds. It's one of those things where once one's eyes take notice, it never lets go.



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Dec 21, 2009 15:57 as a reply to  @ pitrow's post |  #9

Very nice photos! My thought is that for what you photographed, the portrait version is better. However, both are warm, rich, and elegant.

As regards your preference for the landscape version, I'll suggest that perhaps you're seeing the room more with your memory than with your eyes. When I initially saw the first (landscape) photograph, my thought was, "Wow, I'd love to see that room in the daytime." Maybe what's outside isn't quite as interesting as the composition suggests, but still I'll bet it's a nice room in which to work or read.

My only other comment is that if it were me I'd white balance it just a bit, an activity that is easy if you shot in RAW, and only a little tedious if you shot in jpeg. I think it's a bit heavy on the yellow/tungsten side, but that's a personal preference. Our tree has all white lights and they all photograph yellow. I white balance it to what I think I see.


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Dec 21, 2009 17:48 |  #10

I like the warm colors. The white lights on my tree are yellow.




  
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Dec 21, 2009 21:57 as a reply to  @ glockamole's post |  #11

This is with the white balance adjusted.. and then the original again.

I think I like it better with the warm glow/no adjustment.


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Dec 21, 2009 22:20 |  #12

I like the landscape version. It tells a story and more room to imagine, for me.

Santa stuck on the tree. That's a nice touch.




  
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Dec 22, 2009 08:03 |  #13

pitrow wrote in post #9239710 (external link)
I have to disagree with everyone else. I like the landscape version better. The contrast of dark book shelves and bright tree just speak to me. It really draws me into the tree better and sets the mood nicely. The portrait version to me just seems "ho-hum" another tree picture.

I couldn't agree more. Portrait pics have no sense of "place" in my book. The landscape version definitely changes that.


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