12-04-2008, 07:27 AM #1
Which would you choose? - An example
Welcome to the new "Comparison - Critique" forum. This was requested by about a million people, so, the people ask - the people get.
Here, you can post two photos that you want to choose between, to have people critique and then, finally, (hopefully) help you choose one.
I have this photo with two different edits and I can't choose. I'm not sure about the green
What do you like about the shots and which would you choose?
I hope this helps with some of the issues we were running into in the regular critique forums. If anyone has any questions / comments... Feel free to get in touch.
12-04-2008, 08:20 AM #2
I like the green one better. The colors give it a more space agey techy feel to it.
The other one just seems plain?-When confronted by a difficult problem, you can solve it more easily by reducing it to the question, "How would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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12-04-2008, 09:17 AM #3
I agree with OldWolf. I prefer the green one too as all that green makes it more interesting than the other one.My flickr
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12-04-2008, 09:23 AM #4
Thanks... this is what "comparisons" is for - anyone else have an opinion?
12-04-2008, 09:57 AM #5
I would hate to go against my little "Slogan" in my signature - but going to have to be a sheep on this one , I like the green as well ... It makes me look twice ... which is always a good thing right? The second one is well ... umm .. plain... Sorry was not a new angle but I think the lion in me is sleeping today ....Tracexx
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12-04-2008, 11:53 AM #6
12-04-2008, 03:40 PM #7
The green version, for sure.
The light space underneath on the grey version distracted me, as I was trying to figure out whether it was a window, or a reflection or what the green stuff in it was... (I figured it out, but it took a second)
Wheras in the green version I'm not interested in the light space, the subject is what catches my attention.
12-04-2008, 04:01 PM #8
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In the second foto the green under that silver looks random + has little connection (colourwise) to the rest of the foto. I do a lot of watercolours + have found that a colour somewhere within the space should make a secondary appearance somewhere else within the space but not necessarily the same tone or shade...
12-04-2008, 06:48 PM #10
A contrary opinion... (I shouldn't be surprised).
I like the second photo better. It looks like the first photo, but looks more accurately white balanced and exposed, or perhaps has a better contrast choice. The darker exposure/lower contrast reveals detail from over exposed highlights in the first photo, and this adds to the wonderful depth of field effect with the spindle(?) sharp and detailed, while the circuit board and other bits are nicely blurred - there's no question as to what the subject of the photo is... just not exactly sure what to call it - a spindle? Both have a nice composition with some bits that have implied motion, as if they are reaching out to/around the spindle, but it seems a little more apparent in the second photo somehow.
As to which one is "better", I'd say it depends entirely on which is closer to what you were aiming for with the image.