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Amazing Maine 2019 Part II

redleashredleash Registered Users Posts: 3,840 Major grins

Please tell me which you prefer of each of the two scenes below. All comments are welcomed. Thanks, Lauren

1 v. 2 Stream and trees

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3 v. 4 Road and trees

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"But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

Lauren Blackwell
www.redleashphoto.com

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    JuanoJuano Registered Users Posts: 4,884 Major grins

    Hi Lauren,

    I favor 2 and 4 more or less for the same reason, a greater perception of depth. 3 also provides that, but I think 4 is more visually pleasing.

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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator

    I prefer 1 & 4. I like the pulled back view in 1, and the intimacy of the colors in 4.

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    black mambablack mamba Registered Users Posts: 8,322 Major grins

    Hey, Lauren,

    Nice work. You've still got the touch. I'm with my friend from Brazil.....my choices here are #2 and #4.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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    redleashredleash Registered Users Posts: 3,840 Major grins

    Thanks, y'all. I am really torn between 1 and 2. I favored 3 when I first saw it, mainly because of the tree framing the scene on the left. But the road looks too strident. Cristobal hit the nail on the head--4 is "more visually appealing."

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
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    redleashredleash Registered Users Posts: 3,840 Major grins
    edited November 26, 2019

    Here are a couple more views of the first two. I know I need to re-process these two because they don't seem as rich but I want to know about the composition. Thoughts?

    5.

    6.

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,268 moderator

    @redleash said:
    Here are a couple more views of the first two. I know I need to re-process these two because they don't seem as rich but I want to know about the composition. Thoughts?

    I still prefer the first one. I think my preference is for two reasons - I like the pulled back version of this, and the colors are stronger.

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    kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Registered Users Posts: 339 Major grins

    Hard. But I think I prefer #1 over #2 mainly because the reflections of the trees makes it a lot more interesting, they are leading my eyes to the middle and then further over the whole frame. Number #2 has the focus more on the water in the middle, which leads to "nowhere" imho,

    For #3 vs #4, it's definitely #4 for me, because the trees lead my eyes to the back of the image, making me wonder what might be further down the road behind the bend that leads out of the image.

    Great stuff!

    Cheers,
    Can

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    black mambablack mamba Registered Users Posts: 8,322 Major grins
    edited November 27, 2019

    On #5 and #6.....I much prefer #5. They're both nice images but #5 benefits from having a lot more " breathing room " at the top ( more sky ), appears more balanced .

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
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    redleashredleash Registered Users Posts: 3,840 Major grins

    Thanks for the additional comments and insight! I think I will print 1, 2 and 4 to see how they look. If ok then I may print one for the wall.

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator

    I prefer #5, with the yellow leaves floating in the water in the foreground. I like the yellow catchlight in the foreground - I might brush out the single leaf closest to the inferior margin of the frame.

    I also like 3 and 4, 4 better than 3 because the trees are closer, larger and more colorful

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    roaddog52roaddog52 Registered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins

    Great set! Hard for me to pick a favorite.

    Phil

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