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    It was a foggy day today.

    Which do you prefer?

    Reading Railroad Bridge


    Reading Railroad Bridge by skersting66, on Flickr

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    I like the first photo.
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    Second one - mainly becuse the bridge stops my eye from leaving the page more..

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    I'd go for the first one simply because people look at an image from left to right in my view. So leaving the left section empty and starting from the right might be a way to 'shock' the viewer perhaps or make a more 'unconventional' shot. For me, however, the first is more pleasing to the eye. Great shots, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by argonaut View Post
    I'd go for the first one simply because people look at an image from left to right in my view. So leaving the left section empty and starting from the right might be a way to 'shock' the viewer perhaps or make a more 'unconventional' shot. For me, however, the first is more pleasing to the eye. Great shots, though.
    +1 on that. I tend to like leading lines from left to right.

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    Interesting...I find the image "reads" both ways.
    In the first image you follow the bridge "into" the image, but arrive at "nothing." Since there is nothing solid to anchor the eye it wanders back.
    In the second you follow the bride from "nothing" out of the image, but end at something "defined" and to anchor the eye. But since it's "out of" the image the eye wanders back.

    Neither image is "easy," but since the "point" of the image is the bridge fading off into nothing being engulfed by the fog, I suppose the first image might be "better." I really don't know what to do with it. The second image is how it was taken...

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    I kinda like the second image better. Maybe it's because I'm right handed. I don't know. But my brain seems to be more comfortable processing the second photo. Beautiful shots either way. Very nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk66 View Post

    Neither image is "easy," but since the "point" of the image is the bridge fading off into nothing being engulfed by the fog, I suppose the first image might be "better."
    That was my first thought, that I was looking at a bridge fading into the fog, so the first worked for me. But then, since the second one at first glance is not what my eye expected, I actually lingered on it longer. But I'm not sure if that'd be true if I hadn't seen it right after the first one, if that makes sense.
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    The first one definitely works better for me! Funny how everyone's opinion is different on this Right vs left "sidedness"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarissaLyn View Post
    That was my first thought, that I was looking at a bridge fading into the fog, so the first worked for me. But then, since the second one at first glance is not what my eye expected, I actually lingered on it longer.
    I have the same "feeling". With the first image you get to the end of the bridge and it's "done." Nothing more to look at. With the second image I end at the bridge and reflection and linger a bit longer, even "starting over" for further consideration... I suppose it is then a bridge "coming out of the fog." But unfortunately it doesn't "stop" at/on anything.
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